SamTrans and Caltrain are asking Bay Area drivers to demonstrate how easy it is to replace a car trip with a transit trip for Dump the Pump Day this Thursday, June 15.
This year marks the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) launched the campaign in 2006 as a way of getting drivers out of their cars just as gas prices were climbing past $3 per gallon.
To commemorate the day, both the SamTrans and Caltrain Board of Directors at their June meetings proclaimed June 15 as Dump the Pump Day and encouraged everyone to ride public transportation, save money, and help reduce fuel emissions. By downsizing to one car, a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,823.
SamTrans and Caltrain invite members of the community to join the Dump the Pump campaign by leaving their cars at home and tweeting, posting to Instagram or using some other social media tool with the hashtag #DumpthePump to document their experience.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 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.
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 60,000 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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