BROWARD COUNTY - Broward County encourages residents to get out of their cars and get on board Broward County Transit (BCT) this Thursday, June 21 for National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day promotes the use of public transportation to take people where they need to go, instead of driving a car.
Transportation Director Chris Walton, Deputy Director Tim Garling, and other BCT staff members will greet customers during the morning and afternoon rush hours at the Central Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The Terminal is located at 101 NW 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
“There are many benefits to using public transportation. Whether it’s getting to work, school, appointments or connecting with family and friends, using public transit is convenient, it saves on gas, it’s safe and affordable. It also alleviates the stress that comes with driving on congested roads. We are encouraging Broward County residents to leave their cars at home, for a day, and ride BCT,” said Walton.
National Dump the Pump Day was started in June of 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon. According to the March APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,894 annually by downsizing to one car.