Jun 18, 2014
Dump the Pump on June 19

CLEVELAND -- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) supports Northeast Ohio residents who want to 'Dump the Pump' as a national day of transit on June 19. Look for RTA team members at Walnut Wednesday on June 18 with an incentive to ride.

In this ninth annual event, people around the United States try to make their commute more sustainable by riding the bus or taking a train. Clevelanders can hop on one of the 60 bus routes or three Rapid routes, and save time, gas and parking fees, all for the good of your wallet & the environment.

If you choose to 'Dump the Pump,' take a picture or video and tweet it to @GCRTA #dumpthepump or post it on Facebook/rideRTA  for a chance to win prizes for the most creative post.

With gas prices back up to almost $4 a gallon, now is a great time to check out what RTA has to offer to get you where you want to go. 


Before National Dump the Pump Day, check out Walnut Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a lunch time food truck extravaganza. You might be a lucky winner of a special gift to help you ‘dump that pump’ on June 19. Food Trucks and live music can be found at Walnut Avenue and East 12th Street for Walnut Wednesdays’ unique and enjoyable break from the daily grind.

Don't use social media? E-mail us at gm@gcrta.org or 216-621-9500 to share your story. Enjoy the ride!

RTA provides quality, economic and safe public transportation via rail, bus and Paratransit throughout Cuyahoga County. Real-time information is available for all buses and trains. Check www.riderta.com or call the RTAnswerline at 216-621-9500.

Media Contact: Mary Shaffer, Public Relations: 216-566-5211