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StarMetro Offering Free Rides for 10th Annual Dump the Pump Day

Dump the Pump
Posted at 3:48 AM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 23:59:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Thursday is the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Here locally, StarMetro is encouraging drivers to leave their cars at home and take the bus -- and they're offering free rides all day long.

You can also take part in a celebration on Thursday to help promote green and healthy lifestyle. That's from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at C.K. Steele Plaza.

This year, StarMetro is also offering a free gym membership trial if you pledge to Dump the Pump. You can sign up by clicking here.

Dump the Pump Day started in 2006, when gas prices were $3 per gallon as a way to shine a light on cities' public transportation. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, a two-person household can save on average more than $10,000 annually by downsizing to one