National Dump the Pump Day is Thursday, June 18

With gas prices creeping up to $3 a gallon and many people concerned about saving money and cutting expenses, the region’s transportation agencies are urging residents to ride a bus, train, boat, bike, take a walk, or share a ride on Thursday, June 18, the fourth annual National Dump the Pump Day.

One of the easiest ways to keep more money in your wallet is to park your car at home and hop on public transportation.

King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit and the Washington State Ferries Division are joining agencies across the country to ask those who’ve never tried public transportation to get on board with saving and take a new ride on Thursday.

Regular transit users are encouraged to make it a “zero drive” day, and only use transit.

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