City encourages drivers to 'Dump the Pump,' take public transportation | KOB 4

City encourages drivers to 'Dump the Pump,' take public transportation

Marian Camacho
June 21, 2018 07:59 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The City of Albuquerque is encouraging drivers to ditch their cars today and instead take public transportation.


It's all a part of "National Dump the Pump Day."  This is the 13th year cities across the country have celebrated this day. It's in an effort to bring awareness to drivers on how much money can be saved by taking advantage of public transportation systems like the Rio Metro Regional Transit District.

“For many Albuquerque families, transportation is the biggest expense after housing,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “Taking ABQ RIDE not only helps folks save money, but also lessens our carbon footprint. It’s a win-win and you can try out our public transportation system for free on Dump the Pump Day.”

The City hopes today will help spark more riders to switch to taking ABQ Ride, especially with rising gas prices. Today, riders can hop on for free. After that, it's just $1 to ride the bus and $2 for a day pass.

ABQ Ride will be giving away free donuts and coffee until 9 a.m. this morning at the Uptown Transit Center as a way to kick off Dump the Pump Day.


Marian Camacho

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