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The COMET is FREE on Dump The Pump Day, June 21!!!

posted by Tiffany James
June 20, 2018



Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.

(Columbia, SC) The COMET will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21.  The COMET bus system will also be FREE all day.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.”


On June 19, 2018, The City of Columbia and Richland County Council presented a proclamation establishing June 21, 2018 as Dump the Pump Day in Columbia and Richland County, SC.


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.

Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.

WHAT:           13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day


WHERE:         at The COMET and transit agencies nationwide


WHEN:           Thursday, June 21, 2018


All Drip Coffee locations and the Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop will be offering 10% off of purchases to anyone who rides the bus on Dump the Pump Day. Riders must show a selfie picture of themselves riding the bus to the cashier in order to receive the discount.





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