Commuter Services Announces Dump the Pump Contest Winners

Posted On On: July 28, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

YORK, Pa. (July 28, 2015) – Commuter Services of Pennsylvania has announced the winners of their 2015 Dump the Pump essay contest. This year, National Dump the Pump Day took place on Thursday, June 18. The annual event focuses on the benefits of using green forms of transportation as opposed to driving alone. To enter the contest, commuters were encouraged to Dump the Pump by taking public transit, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, or teleworking and then offer a brief written summary for a chance to win.

In 250 words or less, commuters wrote about how much money they have saved and/or how their quality of life has been improved when they “Dumped the Pump” by using a mode of transportation to commute to work other than a single occupancy vehicle.

Lowell Brown of Lancaster, Lancaster County has been selected as the grand prize winner. Brown rides Red Rose Transit in the morning to his job at Mennonite Central Committee in Lancaster County and bicycles home in the afternoon. As the grand prize winner, he received a Smart Commuter Prize Pack and a gift card. His Dump the Pump essay can be read at

Smaller prizes were also awarded to two additional runner-up winners:

  • David Shea of Gettysburg, Adams County, who vanpools to his job at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Franklin County.
  • Justine Yelk of Hershey, Dauphin County, who rides Capital Area Transit to work at Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

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Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.

Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and chambers:

  • Capital Area Transit (CAT, Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg), Lebanon Transit (LT), South Central Transit Authority (BARTA, Berks & RRTA, Lancaster) and York Adams Transportation Authority (rabbittransit, York & Freedom Transit, Adams).
  • Adams, Franklin, Harrisburg (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties), Lancaster, Lebanon, NEPA (Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), Reading and York MPOs.
  • The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; the Gettysburg Adams, Greater Chambersburg and Lebanon Valley Chambers of Commerce; the Greater Reading and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the York County Economic Alliance.