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Dump the Pump in Broward June 17 (especially BP!)

In this economic climate, saving money is a priority for most everyone and public transportation is one of the easiest ways to do so. On Thursday, June 17, National Dump the Pump Day, Broward County Transit (BCT) will join regional transportation partners Miami-Dade Transit, Palm Tran, South Florida Commuter Services, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail and Florida Department of Transportation as well as other public transportation systems nationwide to encourage people to share the ride and try public transportation as a viable cost-saving option.

BCT will provide commuters with incentives and opportunities to encourage participation in this one-day effort:

• Ride 95 Express FREE
The 95 Express offers convenient, direct service from Broward County to downtown Miami. On June 17 only, commuters can enjoy a free roundtrip ride on the bus. To download a pass for a free ride, visit

• Unveiling of Broward County Transit’s Hybrid Articulated Buses
Broward County Transit will unveil its new hybrid articulated buses for Route 72. The special ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, at the Lowe’s Plaza, located at 1001 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Attendees will also be the first to take a short ride on the new bus. This event is free and open to the public.

• Win a Six-Month Broward County Transit Pass
Commuters who ride Broward County Transit buses will have the chance to win a Six-Month Transit Pass. For more information, visit

“We’re hoping that these incentives encourage people to leave their car at home and use public transportation on National Dump the Pump Day. There are many benefits such as a reduction in carbon emissions and gasoline consumption,” said Mayor Ken Keechl. “If you commit to using public transportation just one day a week, you’ll save money and reduce the negative impact that driving an automobile has on the environment.”

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day was created in June 2006, and has since grown to become a major effort to promote public transportation as a great travel option that also helps people save money. According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, the average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 94 percent of this goes to buying, maintaining and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.

To plan your trip using BCT on June 17, call or visit To learn more about incentives offered by the other local transit properties and about carpools and vanpool options, call 1-800-234-RIDE or visit

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Posted by AdamF on Jun 15 2010. Filed under Broward County, Environmental, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Transportation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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