Thursday June 21, 2012 is the date of the annual “Dump the Pump” Day.
The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (SJCTA) will be reducing the “general rider” fare by 50 percent on this day. That means that the regular ride fare of $8.00 will be reduced to $4.00 for this one-day event.
Dump the Pump Day is a day for transits to gain exposure with the general public and show them how much they can save by using public transit as opposed to driving themselves. It can also be a very relaxing way to get around for individuals. Our customers can read, work, study or otherwise distract themselves safely while riding the bus to their destination.
The American Public Transportation Association or APTA calculates that the average individual can save approximately $ 9,000 annually by using public transit instead of owning a car.
In a news release announcing the special day, the SJCTA says, “We are fortunate in this county to have a reliable rural transit system and this promotion is a chance for residents to give it a try for half price while reducing emissions, reducing traffic congestion and saving money.”
Pre-arranged reservations are encouraged for the best possible selection of time and destination. Call 800-964-5700 or (269) 273-7808.
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Source: News release from St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (SJCTA), logo from American Public Transportation Association (APTA)