CityBus offers free rides for ‘Dump the Pump’

CityBus is taking part in Dump the Pump Day, a nationwide campaign to promote public transportation, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Logo Provided/CityBus)
CityBus is taking part in Dump the Pump Day, a nationwide campaign to promote public transportation, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Logo Provided/CityBus)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — CityBus is offering free rides all day Thursday in support of National Dump the Pump Day.

CityBus, established in 1971, provides over 5 million rides a year in the Greater Lafayette area, officials said. In honor of Dump the Pump Day, CityBus invites the community to take advantage of public transportation instead of driving.

“Dump the Pump Day is all about the positive benefits of leaving your car at home and using CityBus instead,” Tonya Agnew, CityBus manager of development, told News 18 in a release.

By giving free rides, CityBus encourages people to see the economic and environmental benefits of taking public transportation.

“By giving free rides, we’re highlighting the economic positives of using CityBus, especially the savings riders will realize,” Agnew said. “On average a two-person household can save $10,174 a year by taking public transit, instead of owning a second car. That’s $848 a month in savings available to those who choose to ride CityBus instead of driving.”

Agnew added that if you already use CityBus, this free day is a thank you to riders.

For CityBus route information, call 765-742-7433 or visit the CityBus website.

Many other cities across the U.S. are participating in Dump the Pump, a nationwide campaign coordinated by the American Public Transportation Association.

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