let’s not be addicted to oil day

dump the pump for the 06

Now that we’re still alive, we might as well work on some of those little vices that could land us on the wrong realm of the afterlife. And if you’d rather be celebrating than working on self-improvement, never fear, Miami-Wade county is here to lend a hand:

Free public transportation for everyone!!! (Thursday only)

Just download and print as many vouchers as you want for the Metrorail and Metrobus or the Tri-rail. One voucher per ride.

I suppose they do need the online traffic.

And if for some unknown reason, free rides aren’t enough to satiate your public transportation thirst, the American Public Transportation Association came up with some Dump the Pump suggested activites:

1. Plan a meeting with the editorial board of your local newspaper to discuss the benefits of public transportation.
2. Pitch stories to your local media about riders, who in the face of rising gas prices, have switched to riding public transportation.
3. Promote your agency’s involvement in National Dump the Pump Day by making on-air appearances with local radio and television traffic reporters.
4. Using the provided proclamation, have your elected officials – governor, mayor, city councils, county executives, county councils, and others – proclaim National Dump the Pump Day locally.
5. You can use the provided invitation to invite your mayor or other elected officials to show their support for helping to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil by riding transit.
6. Record a special message on your telephone system promoting National Dump the Pump Day. Also include an announcement on your web site.
7. Add a fuel calculator to your web site that allows visitors to determine their savings by riding transit.
8. Hold an information fair to broaden public awareness about public transportation.
9. Provide giveaways to people who answer a survey on the money-saving benefits of public transportation.
10. se the provided artwork to produce buttons or stickers that proclaim, “I Dumped the Pump.”
11. Utilize the provided Dump the Pump artwork to develop interior/exterior vehicle signage, paid advertising, or other printed collateral to promote the event.
12. Utilize the “You Can Do It Sitting Down” gas savings ad and signage found in the artwork section of the Online Toolkit.
13. Have riders sign a banner proclaiming that they they’ve “dumped the pump” in favor of transit.
14. Where possible, provide automobile drivers stuck in congestion handouts comparing the cost of driving versus riding transit.
15. Sponsor a “Dump the Pump” poster contest at your local schools.
16. Work with local businesses to negotiate a discount for patrons wearing a Dump the Pump sticker or button.
17. Utilize your relationships with your commute benefit clients to spread the word about the day.
18. Write fun and informative announcements for Bus and Rail Operators to use to help promote the day.


1 Comment so far

  1. noonehastodietomorroW (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

    and for those who live on the beach, try dumping the pump forever! It is pointless to drive around this tiny beach in a big fat oil burner. Its rather obtuse!

    stop feeding those greedy oil mongers!

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