Join PPTA and transit agencies from coast to coast in
celebrating Dump the Pump. Dedicated to
raising awareness that public transit is the quickest way to beat high gas
prices, join others nationwide and park the car!
RIDE TRANSIT — DUMP THE PUMP
Since January 2003, gas prices have increased by 100
By using public transportation to commute to work, a
person can save between $300 and $3,000 in fuel costs per year.
By getting rid of a car, and using transit instead to
commute to work, a person would save between $3,300 and $11,100
Transit use saves more than 855 million gallons of
gasoline every year.
These gasoline savings are equal to more than twice the
energy consumed by the U.S. apparel industry, or half the energy burned
by the U.S. paper pulp industry or by all U.S. manufacturers of
computers and electronic equipment.
If Americans used public transportation for roughly ten
percent of daily travel needs, the United States would reduce its
dependence on imported oil from the Persian Gulf by more than 40
During the past 10 years, U.S. public transportation use
has grown by 25.1% -- at a faster rate than highway travel (22.5%).
Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association
600 North Third Street, Fourth Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-1113
Telephone - 717-234-7211 Fax - 717-234-7176