If you notice fewer four-wheelers on the road Thursday, June
8, there may be a very good reason.
The American Public Transportation Association is sponsoring “Dump the Pump,” a day dedicated to raising awareness about public
transportation and its cost-savings in urban areas.
According to an APTA press release, the event is scheduled
from coast to coast, and even involves the support of transportation
departments in many states through roadside public service announcements.
The APTA claims that if 10 percent of the American public
used mass transportation each day, it would cut our country’s dependence on
foreign oil by more than 40 percent.