Thursday, June 15th is National Dump The Pump Day. It's a day set aside to encourage us to set the keys aside and use other means to get to work, the store, or wherever you may need to go that day.

It's all about awareness and saving money. By using public transportation the latest American Public Transportation Association Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household living with one less car can save, on average, more than $9,700 a year.

Ray Michaels
Ray Michaels

When gas prices are high we all think more about ways to save. When they're low, not so much. The fact is we all could all do more to save energy and save ourselves some money. Of course, there's the love affair we have with our cars and trucks. I admit it, I'm one of those persons. I wash my truck about once a week. I have it in for service regularly and rarely let anyone else drive it.  Plus, I love the freedom of hopping behind the wheel whenever I want and taking off to wherever, at any time.

So it won't be easy for me to leave the keys at home on Thursday. But I'm going to do it. Join me and the Grand Valley Transit for Dump the Pump Day this Thursday the 15th and discover the many benefits of leaving your car behind and riding public transportation. By riding the bus, you can save money, conserve energy, and make the air we breathe cleaner.

Not sure how to ride? Find out more information by clicking HERE. Also, check out the Trip Planner tool. Google Maps have a "Transit" option when asking for directions. Both ways will make it easy to use GVT for your next trip.  Make that trip this Thuesday, National Dump The Pump Day.

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