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'Dump the Pump' Day on June 21

MARTA is encouraging residents to "go green and save green" by riding transit.

If you're looking to take a break from high gas prices and traffic congestion, MARTA is encouraging locals to "Dump the Pump" on Thursday, June 21 and ride the transit system.

Once again joining the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and transit agencies around the country, MARTA hope to help people to save time, money and the environment during the seventh year of "Dump the Pump" day.

The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household in Atlanta that downsizes to one car can save, on average, more than $9,000 a year. This estimate is based on current gas prices, monthly parking rates and a person purchasing a 30-day Breeze pass.

In support of the initiative this year, MARTA and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream mascot are teaming up to host a promotional event on Wednesday, June 13 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Five Points rail station. Attendees will have a chance to win Dream basketball tickets, MARTA passes and other prizes.

For more information about Dump the Pump, please visit www.itsmarta.com.

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