Dump the Pump on June 15 for your chance to win!

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Provided by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)

Participate in National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15 with PRTC, and you and a friend could win a free SmarTrip card or a Starbucks gift card!

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is encouraging Prince William County area residents to Dump the Pump by leaving their vehicles at home on June 15 and using transit instead! Those who travel on public transportation can save money and time and use their commute to read, listen to the latest podcast or catch up on sleep, arriving at work relaxed instead of stressed out from their commute!

All PRTC riders are encouraged to tell a friend about the benefits of public transportation and invite that friend to ride with them on June 15. After riding, the new rider can take a survey on PRTC’s website so they and their friend can be entered into separate prize drawings. New riders will be entered into a drawing for one of five $20 SmarTrip cards, while the friend who recommended transit will be entered into a drawing for one of five $20 Starbucks gift cards!

PRTC’s commuter buses serve popular destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., while its local buses serve neighborhoods in the Prince William County area. With convenient transfers between the local and commuter buses, it’s easy to Dump the Pump!

And why not make Dump the Pump Day more memorable? Snap a selfie with your friend on the bus and upload the photo to PRTC’s Facebook page! If you’re not already following PRTC’s Facebook page, visit Facebook and search PRTC.

The 12th annual Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, APTA, to highlight the benefits of using public transportation. In 2016, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation. Among its benefits:

  • A two-person household can save, on average, $9,823 a year by downsizing to one car;
  • R​​esidential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service;
  • U.S. public transportation use saved 865 million hours in travel time and 450 million gallons of fuel in 498 urban areas in 2011, according to the latest research;
  • 87 percent of public transit trips impact the economy; and
  • Households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles than households with no access to public transit.

So share the good news about transit today and make plans with your friends to Dump the Pump on June 15!

PRTC provides commuter and local bus services as well as ridesharing services in Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Learn more at PRTCtransit.org, or speak with a friendly Customer Service Agent at (703) 730-6664.

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