DATE: June 10, 2013
CONTACT: Doris Williams, Broward County Transit Division
Saving money is a priority for most everyone and public transportation is one of the easiest ways to do so. On Thursday, June 20 -- the Eighth Annual National Dump the Pump Day --
Broward County Transit (BCT) will join regional transportation partners Miami-Dade Transit, Palm Tran, South Florida Commuter Services, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail and Florida Department of Transportation, as well as public transportation systems nationwide, to celebrate the use of public transportation as a viable cost saving option.
This year, residents are encouraged to take the pledge to ride public transportation on Dump the Pump Day and to register online for a chance to receive a free monthly pass on Broward County Transit, Miami-Dade Transit, Palm Tran or Tri-Rail.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day was created in June 2006, and has since grown to become a successful initiative to promote public transportation. According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, people who ride public transportation can save, on average, more than $9,700 per year, based on today’s gas prices, the cost of owning a car and the average unreserved parking rate.
Register online for a chance to receive a free transit pass. For information about carpools and vanpools, contact South Florida Commuter Services at 1-800-234-Ride.
To plan your trip using BCT on June 20, call 954-357-8400 or TTY 954-357-8302, or visit broward.org/bct.
About Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit (BCT), the second largest public transportation system in Florida, provides convenient, economical and eco-friendly alternatives to driving a car. Close to 40 million annual passengers commute on fixed-route, limited stop and express bus services and many connect to Miami-Dade Transit, Palm-Tran and Tri-Rail. The fleet consists of 313 buses of which 81 are diesel/hybrid, and all are equipped with wheelchair/scooter lifts and bike racks. Mini-buses provide Community Bus Service in partnership with 18 Broward municipalities. The Paratransit (TOPS) program provides transportation for persons unable to use the fixed-route bus system. Customer service is available seven days a week, including holidays, at 954-357-8400; TTY 954-357-8302. The Broward County Transit website contains information on all services, a link to Google™ Transit and an option to receive the Transit Flash e-newsletter. Customers can also follow BCT on Facebook and YouTube.