12th Annual National Dump The Pump Day – Take Public Transportation

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, B.G. Transit will join with a host of other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the twelfth annual National Dump the Pump Day. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit.”

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2017 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, instead of driving a car. This national day emphasizes that public transportation is a great travel option that also helps people save money. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,823 annually by downsizing to one car.

Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.

WHAT:            12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

WHERE:         at B.G. Transit and a host of other transit agencies nationwide

WHEN:           Thursday, June 15, 2017

The B.G. Transit is the City of Bowling Green’s public transit system, and it is open to all for use. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For rides originating and ending within Bowling Green’s corporation limits, the general fare (one way) is $3.50. For rides originating and/or ending outside the city limits, the general fare is $4.00. Half-priced fares are available to persons aged 65 years or older, children (4-13 years of age) and those with disabilities.  For more information about the B.G. Transit (including how to receive the reduced fares noted above), please call (419) 354-6203.

To schedule a ride, please call: 1-800-579-4299. For persons with speech and/or hearing      impairments, contact us through the Ohio Relay Network at:1-800-750-0750. To learn more about the B.G. Transit, check out our website: www.bgohio.org/grants/transportation or contact us at (419) 354-6203.

The B.G. Transit is funded, in part, through the City of Bowling Green, the Community Development Block Grant and operating grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).