MCDOT’s Commuter Services celebrated the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18 by greeting transit users and providing information and giveaways at the Silver Spring, Friendship Heights and Shady Grove Metrorail stations. Transit systems across the country held events encouraging people to take public transportation and save money. The national celebration is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Riding public transit can be an economical way to travel, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,569 a year.
Check online for more information about Commuter Services and their efforts to encourage residents and employees to consider alternative transportation.