SAN ANTONIO (June 16, 2016) — Drivers are encouraged to leave their vehicles behind on Thursday, June 16, and take transit in observance of National Dump the Pump Day.VIA Metropolitan Transit is proud to join public transportation providers across the nation to promote the initiative that was created to encourage people to utilize public transportation.


Championed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day promotes public transportation as a cost-saving choice, and one that helps communities grow and prosper.


“Public transportation helps to make our community economically prosperous and competitive,” VIA Deputy CEO Keith Hom said. “National Dump the Pump Day is an opportunity for VIA to generate awareness about public transportation options in the Greater San Antonio Region, and support the positive benefits they provide to our community.”


APTA’s April 2016 Transit Savings Report shows a two-person household that downsizes to one car can save an average of more than $9,000 a year.


VIA Metropolitan Transit provides public transportation services to 13 cities in the Greater San Antonio Region and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County. VIA operates seven days a week on 90 routes and provided 41 million rides across the region in 2015. VIA’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by providing regional and customer-oriented public transportation that is dependable, cost-effective and enticing to more riders. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit for more information. Follow us,,