Shouldn't It Be "Bar Your Car?" Or "Hide Your Ride?"

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It will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”

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Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2018 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.  Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money.  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. To learn your fuel savings by not driving go to Fuel Savings Calculator.

What makes AT truly unique is its high level of ridership, serving many more passengers than most rural transit agencies in other parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. Increased traffic congestion throughout the area, limited access to parking, and highly variable gas prices have prompted more area residents to use AT as a convenient and reliable alternative to driving.  In the twelve months ending June 30, 2017, there were 590,105 riders on AT’s fixed-route service, see graph below. Total ridership, including shuttle services and the paratransit service, exceeded 896,200. 

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