Commuter Services Urges Commuters to “Dump the Pump”
On: June 11, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
YORK, Pa. (June 11, 2015) – Commuter Services of Pennsylvania is holding a contest in conjunction with National Dump the Pump Day. Commuters can participate by taking public transit, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, or teleworking on Thursday, June 18, 2015 which is National Dump the Pump Day.
Dump the Pump Day is a national day of awareness focusing on the benefits of using green commuting options as opposed to driving alone. Decreasing fuel dependency, minimizing congestion, reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on gas, maintenance, insurance and parking are just a few examples of ways commuters benefit from participation.
To enter the contest, commuters are encouraged to submit their story, in 250 words or less, detailing how they have saved money and/or improved their quality of life when they ‘Dumped the Pump,’ and tried a different transportation. Participants can submit their entry by mail or on the Commuter Services website. All entries must be received by Friday, June 26.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive a Smart Commuter Prize Pack valued at $50, including a $25 gift card, and have their photo and story featured on the website. Smaller prizes (valued at $15) will also be awarded to two additional winners.
Submit your essay in one of the following ways:
Mail to: Commuter Services of PA, Dump the Pump Essay Contest
2951 Whiteford Road, Suite 201, York, PA 17402
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
About Commuter Services
Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.
Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, 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.