Valley Transit, the public transportation service in the Fox Cities, will celebrate Dump the Pump Day on Friday, June 17.
Dump the Pump Day, an initiative led by the American Public Transportation Association, was created to encourage people to ride public transportation instead of driving personal vehicles. The goal of the day is to increase awareness of public transportation and highlight it as a convenient travel option that is both environmentally friendly and economical.
To recognize the day, Valley Transit is welcoming the community to join them from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the Transit Center, located at 100 E. Washington Street in Appleton (map), to explore a bus and learn more about the rider resources available to help plan a trip with Valley Transit.
City of Appleton Mayor Jacob Woodford will be present at 10:30 a.m. to issue a proclamation recognizing Dump the Pump Day.
“With gas prices on the rise, it’s more clear than ever that public transportation can be a cost-effective way to travel from daily commutes to entertainment and everyday errands,” said Valley Transit general manager Ron McDonald. “Valley Transit’s fleet of buses run on clean diesel, meaning there’s nearly zero air pollution emissions, so there really is a lot to celebrate about the positive impact Valley Transit is making on the Fox Cities community.”
Those interested in learning more about the bus system are encouraged to take a ride on the bus. 30-minute routes depart from the Transit Center at :15 and :45 after each hour. Rides costs $2 or riders can purchase an unlimited day pass for $4.
For more information on Valley Transit, visit myvalleytransit.com.