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Congratulations to our Dump the Pump Contest Winners! Dump the Pump June 20

In honor of Dump the Pump Day, Metro wanted you to share your story! In response, Metro received many stories about the awesome benefits of Dumping the Pump with Metro Transit.

Congratulations to the GRAND PRIZE winner - Kathleen Hoppe - who won 6 months of unlimited free rides!

Kathleen's story:

"My older son has been using the city bus for 4 years. But I never had, especially with my disabled son and daughter. When I heard about Dump the Pump, I thought how nice it would be to not always have to use our wheelchair van to get around town. Also, my 15 year old son (who is in a wheelchair) really wanted some independence. So I talked to others about it, and found out that ALL the city buses have fold out ramps, and an area to secure Danny's wheelchair! This was great to learn, and the video on the mymetrobus website really helped me to feel comfortable. I was even reassured that Danny could travel with his service animal, Crawford. All this, and we live right on a bus route! (The #19). I am very proud to live in a city that goes above just what is required by the law, to make all users feel welcome. Without that attitude, I would not feel as comfortable letting my kids use the bus. Now I feel that our wheelchair van can just be for out of town trips. Thanks, Metro Bus!"


Runner-up winners received 10-ride cards. Click to read why they dump the pump.

Thank you for your story submissions!

Dump the pump day

National Dump the Pump Day is a day that public transportation systems nationwide encourage individuals to ride public transportation rather than driving as a way to save money and remain environmentally friendly.

Did you know:

  • that a two-person household that downsizes to one car can save as much as $9,700 a year?
  • every year public transportation reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons?
  • Every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports 36,000 jobs?

Calculate your savings!

Transit Savings Calculator

This calculator will help you compare the price of using public transportation with the price of paying at the pump and then parking your car in town.

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Carbon Savings Calculator

This calculator will help you estimate the potential reduction of carbon dioxide emissions you can achieve by switching part or all of your travel to public transportation.

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Go Green! Ride Metro.

Recent studies show that one of the most signicant actions people can take to reduce their carbon footprint is to reduce their driving.

Riding the bus helps to create a healthier environment by reducing smog-producing pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Through the use of hybrid buses, ultra-low sulfur fuel its use of and Green Power, Metro takes that effort even further. Learn more.


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