The Sierra Club is partnering with the American Public Transit Association to use this day of action as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of public transit. Click here to send a message to your members of Congress and President Obama to say that America needs a world class public transportation system that moves us off oil.
“Dump the Pump Day” started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon. Now that gas prices are closer to $4 per gallon, saving money is on everyone’s minds and public transportation is the quickest way to beat high gas prices. According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, a two-person household in Dallas can save an average of nearly $10,000 annually by downsizing to one car.