TAVARES – Lake County’s Public Transportation Division is participating in the ninth annual National Dump the Pump Day by offering free rides for LakeXpress commuters on Thursday, June 19.
“The theme of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is ‘Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit.,’” said Dottie Keedy, director of Lake County Community Services. “With the return of higher gas prices, we are inviting residents to join us on June 19 to experience the benefits public transportation has to offer, from convenience and cost savings to energy conservation.”
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2014 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money instead of driving a car. Founded in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day focuses on public transportation as a great travel option.
Public transit is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities, according to the APTA, and can help make a community economically prosperous and competitive as every dollar invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
To find out more about LakeXpress routes or services, call LakeExpress at 352-326-8637, the Lake County Public Transportation Division at 352-323-5733 or log on to www.ridelakexpress.com.