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Addison County Transit Resources

Celebrate Dump the Pump Day with a Free Ride

June 11, 2018

ACTR joins transit systems nationwide in celebration of the thirteenth annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21.  ACTR and its route partners, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) to the north and Marble Valley Regional Transit (MVRTD) to the south, will offer FARE-FREE rides for all passengers who ride the bus on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  ACTR will also offer free umbrellas to its morning commuters, while supplies last.

Sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride the bus instead of driving a car.  Most toxic air pollutants in Vermont, according to the Department of Health, come from motorized vehicles.  Travelling by public transportation, versus single-occupant cars can significantly reduce pollution.  APTA data indicates that riding public transit is more beneficial to the environment than the combined benefits of using energy-efficient lightbulbs, adjusting thermostats, weatherizing one’s home and replacing a refrigerator.

Public transportation providers like ACTR, GMT and MVRTD improve the economic health of their communities by getting people to and from work while powering community growth and revitalization.

“With gas prices hovering near $3 and summer road construction putting wear and tear on cars, it’s a great time to try transit,” said Executive Director, Jim Moulton.  “Dumping the (gas) Pump and riding transit puts money back in people’s pockets.   Riders have told us that our buses make it possible for them to reduce the number of cars in their households, saving them several thousand dollars each year.”

ACTR provides community transportation services that are safe, reliable, accessible and affordable for everyone.  For more information, please contact ACTR at 802-388-2287