(KMOV) – Thursday is National Dump the Pump day, a campaign encouraging people around the country to use mass transit.
Organizers say drivers who ditch their cars five days a week, and instead use a bike to get to a bus stop, could easily save several hundred dollars a month.
“Because of the gas, the wear and tear on your car, just buying a parking pass is expensive. An MCT monthly pass is $60 and it’s good all month long,” said SJ Morrison with Madison County Transit.
More people used public transportation last year than ever before. hat can be contributed to the still reeling economy and more counties - like Madison County - offering some type of public transportation.