SunLine participates in "Dump The Pump" campaign

Jun 17, 2013


Dump the Pump - Save Money - Ride Transit

WHAT: SunLine Transit Agency Press Event “Dump the Pump”

With the return of high gas prices, SunLine Transit Agency announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the eighth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 20th.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump, Save Money, Ride Transit.”

WHEN:      Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:30 AM

WHERE:    SunLine Transit Agency | 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms | Media parking on street adjacent to SunFuel alternate fueling station. See attached map.

WHO:    Coachella Valley Media, SunLine Transit Agency Board Members, Elected Officials, Transit Partners

RSVP/CONTACT:  Kathleen Bennett @ (760)774-7178 |

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  SunLine staff will showcase its alternative fuel technology buses and facilities to the media, including a ride on a SunLine Bus to demonstrate how safe, clean and easy it is to “Dump the Pump!”  SunLine is committed to controlling fuel costs for its operation by producing its own clean alternative fuels, not to mention it makes the air easier to breathe.  According to the Interim General Manager Roger Snoble, “I think most residents would be intrigued to know that SunLine is a national leader with CNG and Hydrogen fuels, producing both right here in the Valley.”

About Dump the Pump:  Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2013 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, 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 great travel option that also helps people save money.  Since gas prices reached $4 or more this year, saving money is on everyone’s minds and public transportation is the quickest way to beat high gas prices.  According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,700 annually by downsizing to one car.