SamTrans and Caltrain Proclaim June 21st Dump the Pump Day

SamTrans and Caltrain Proclaim June 21st Dump the Pump Day

 

SamTrans and Caltrain are inviting Bay Area drivers to leave their cars at home and give public transportation a try as part Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21.

This year marks the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day, which is all about demonstrating the value and ease of opting to ride public transportation over driving a car. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) launched the campaign in 2006 as a way to get people out of their cars when gas prices soared ever more skyward.

To commemorate the day, both the SamTrans and Caltrain Board of Directors at their June meetings proclaimed June 21 as Dump the Pump Day and encouraged everyone to ride public transportation, save money and help reduce fuel emissions.

According to APTA’s June Transit Savings Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, $10,160 a year by downsizing to one car.

SamTrans and Caltrain is inviting the public to join the agencies at a Dump the Pump event on Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Millbrae Caltrain Station’s southbound platform. Visitors will be treated to a morning of games, prizes, and music from a local radio DJ. Attendees can also learn all about Route SFO, SamTrans’ new direct bus service from Millbrae Transit Center to San Francisco International Airport. The bus, which launches on Sunday, June 24, and is outfitted with extra luggage racks, will be onsite to view.

For schedule and fare information for SamTrans or Caltrain, or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit www.samtrans.com or www.caltrain.com.

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About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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 About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 71 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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