Laredo, TX Celebrates National Dump the Pump Day

For Release June 15, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes

Maureen Richmond



First Transit Location in Laredo, Texas Celebrates

Fifth-Annual National Dump the Pump Day


CINCINNATIFirst Transit-operated El Metro is celebrating the fifth-annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 17, with free rides, food and other giveaways at Jarvis Plaza, 1301 Farragut. Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day encourages the use of public transportation, focusing on its monetary savings for residents and its effect on the environment.

“National Dump the Pump Day is a great way for us to meet the community and educate them on the many benefits of utilizing public transportation,” said Kevin Randall, assistant general manager, El Metro. “Through this community engagement, we hope to gain new riders and most importantly have fun with our customers.”

According to the APTA, individuals can save more than $9,000 annually by using public transportation. In addition to savings, riders make a positive impact in their environment by significantly reducing carbon emissions and green house gases. For information about this event and the many benefits of public transportation, visit or

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