FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2015
TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY TO BE HELD ON JUNE 18
Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.
Exton, PA -- With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, 4ONE, a joint venture between Freedman Seating and USSC Group announced today that it will join with other public transportation partners and agencies nationwide to participate in the tenth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18. The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.”
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2015 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car. Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,394 annually by downsizing to one car.
- In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transportation - - the highest in 58 years.
- Since 1995 public transit ridership is up 39 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), which is up 25 percent.
- People board public transportation 36 million times each weekday.
- Public transportation is a $61 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
- More than 7,200 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, a public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
Providing seats and seating solutions for major markets including Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago among others, 4ONE is proud to support the efforts of APTA and transit agencies across the U.S.
For more information and to see how you can Dump the Pump, visit www.apta.com.
4ONE is a joint venture between USSC and Freedman Seating Company, a leading designer and maker of heavy duty passenger seats for city bus, motor coach and rail markets.
USSC designs and engineers world-class seating for many types of vehicles. As an industry leader, USSC continues to develop the most durable and ergonomically designed seats to reduce day-to-day driver fatigue and stress. USSC is a privately held company with 12 locations throughout the world.
Freedman Seating has become a leading supplier to the US domestic bus and transportation industry. Manufacturing seats for buses, Freedman Seating supplies the major OEMs, over 250 bus distributors, the federal government, and many states and municipalities. The family of Freedman Seating bus seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses, and private bus operators.