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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mayor Byron W. Brown Proclaims June 19 Dump the Pump Day in Buffalo

The ninth annual National Dump the Pump Day is Thursday, June 19.  It’s a day sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association where individuals across the country are encouraged to use public transportation as a way to save money, conserve gasoline and reduce carbon omissions in our environment.

Mayor Byron W. Brown officially proclaimed June 19 as “Dump the Pump Day in the City of Buffalo,” during a press event held yesterday on the steps of City Hall.  Joined by Kimberley Minkel, NFTA Executive Director; Douglas Funke, President of Citizens for Regional Transit, and members of the Sierra Club Niagara the mayor proposed that commuters use public transportation instead of driving to work on Thursday.

To support this initiative, Metro has coordinated a system wide effort to distribute free USA Today newspapers to Metro riders during the morning commute on the 19th.  In addition, riders will also be eligible to obtain a free Metro Xtras discount pass that is redeemable through June 27, at participating vendors, while supplies last.

For anyone that has convenient access to Metro services, we ask that you, too, consider leaving your car at home Thursday and support National Dump the Pump Day!