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More Americans Dumping the Pump for Public Transportation

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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:39 am, Wed Jun 18, 2014.

(StatePoint)  On June 19, public transportation systems across the U.S. are marking the ninth annual national Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), this day encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, instead of driving a car. 

Started in June 2006 as prices were rising, the day emphasizes how public transportation is a great travel option that also helps people save money. According to the May APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $10,000 annually by living with one less.

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Connecting us to the communities around us -- in a low-cost and efficient way -- public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. To learn more about how public transportation can become an integral part of your daily life to save money and time -- while creating communities and efficiencies -- visit

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