John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Dump the Pump Day! Space Coast Area Transit offers FREE Rides Today. Ride the Bus with your Bike!

Dump the Pump Day! Space Coast Area Transit offers FREE Rides Today. Ride the Bus with your Bike!

On June 17, 2010 (today) the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 5th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

In these tough economic times with high gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money.

Riding public transit is the quickest way to beat high gas prices. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two car household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,000 a year.

The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 94% of this goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.


Go to: to see the local Brevard County, Florida schedules.

Ride the Bus Today

I'll be riding my bike as usual although I still can't live without my Mini Van. You can't show houses riding a bike! Maybe someday :-)

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJohn Mayer • June 17 2010 11:50AM


John - I think it is a great idea when communities host days like this.  It can reset our thinking about finding better, energy saving ideas for transportation.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks Myrl - I knew I could count on you for a comment! I don't think public transit is too popular here on the Rain :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 10 years ago