National Dump the Pump Day

Thursday, June 21


Today, June 21, 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), in partnership with the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and public transportation systems nation-wide celebrate the 7th Annual "National Dump the Pump" Day.

This is a day to generate both public awareness and support of public transportation.

Quick Facts

  • In 2011, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation.
  • Public transportation is a $55 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • According to APTA’s Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, more than $10,000 a year by downsizing to one car.
  • The latest research shows that in 2010, U.S. public transportation use saved 796 million hours in travel time and 303 million gallons of fuel in 439 urban areas.
  • Visit the American Public Transportation Association site for more information.