Tomorrow is National Dump the Pump Day, a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money, 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 great travel option that also helps people save money.

So what are you going to do to mark Dump the Pump Day? I’m going to ride the bus to work and home afterward, and walk to a meeting I have on the far side of Riverfront Park. We’re also starting to do traffic updates on KHQ New’s morning show, so I’ll encourage viewers to find another way to get where they’re going rather than driving alone.

Spokane Transit is also doing their part. STA has a ‘Commute Calculator’ on their website that shows what your commute really costs and how much CO2 it produces. Click here to check it out.

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