TARC encourages Greater Louisville to “Dump the Pump” this Friday, June 17

June 14, 2022

With gas prices climbing to $5 a gallon or higher, National Dump the Pump Day on Friday, June 17 is the ideal time to ride TARC.

National Dump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), encourages people to park their car and ride public transit instead. On June 17, TARC invites Greater Louisville to ride TARC to work, to run an errand, or wherever you need to go. Tag @ridetarc in a photo on social media of your trip on Dump the Pump Day for a chance to win an unlimited 7-day TARC pass.

National Dump the Pump Day highlights public transportation as a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. Last week, the American Automobile Association reported that the national average for the price of a gallon of regular gas hit $4.99, and could be close to $6 by later this summer.

According to the APTA’s Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of $10,116 annually by downsizing to one car and using public transit instead. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, creating a stronger Greater Louisville.

National Dump the Pump Day is a great opportunity to check out TARC’s latest offerings. Effective June 12, TARC reduced travel time on Route 10 – Dixie BRT, and increased the frequency of Route 23 – Broadway. Additionally, TARC’s Summer Youth Pass provides unlimited trips for kids ages 6 to 19 for just $30 through August 31. And two cross-river routes connecting West and East Louisville to Jeffersonville and River Ridge in Indiana, and one route serving the Outer Loop (Renaissance Business Center on Air Commerce Drive and the Preston Highway corridor), are set to begin service August 7, 2022.