SAN ANTONIO (June 19, 2018) — As gasoline prices continue to rise, more people are considering other transportation options to save money and time, and reduce their impact on our environment. VIA Metropolitan Transit is proud to partner with fellow public transportation agencies across the nation to encourage everyone to dump the pump and ride public transit, as part of the 13th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to promote public transportation as an option that helps save money while reducing congestion. According to the June 2018 APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $10,160 annually by downsizing to one car (according to the national average gas price of $2.94 per gallon, as reported by AAA). For every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is returned in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
Riders will be encouraged to post their stories and photos on VIA’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
About VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2018 as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 92 routes. Last year, VIA provided nearly 40 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.