Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 National Dump the Pump Day June 18, 2009

On June 18, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA),  along with
Chicago  Transit Authority (CTA), Pace and Metra, will join with public
transportation  systems nationwide to participate in the Fourth Annual
National Dump the Pump  Day.  Sponsored by the American Public
Transportation Association (APTA),  the 2009 National Dump the Pump Day
encourages people to ride public  transportation.

- Using public transportation saves  900,000 automobile fill-ups each day
— 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline  per year.
- Switching to public transportation  helps reduce individual carbon
emissions by 4,800 pounds per year.
- For every $1 invested in public  transportation infrastructure, $6 is
generated in economic returns to  communities.

Please invite people you know to use public transportation.  Try CTA, Pace or Metra.  To welcome new riders and thank our regular  riders, Transit Ambassadors will be available at:

- 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line
- Rosemont Blue Line Station
- CTA Clark/Lake
- Union Station
- Route 59/Naperville-Aurora Metra  Station 

Join us on June 18 to take public transit and encourage  everyone to join you.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

everyone walk to work today!!