Support alternative transportation options and promote the benefits of green commuting by participating in the 8th Annual National Dump the Pump Week! On June 17-21, people across the nation will join forces to beat high gas prices by adopting alternative commute options, including taking public transportation, carpooling, bicycling and walking. This will also be a great opportunity for solo drivers out there to figure out which alternative transportation options work best for them.

As gas price continues to rise, the most economical way to lower your expenses on gasoline is to use less of it. According to American Public Transportation Association, a two-person household can save more than $9,700 a year on gas by downsizing to one car. Use the Southern California Commute Cost Calculator to find out what you are paying to drive alone, and how much money you can save from ridesharing, and you will be amazed by the results!

To participate in Dump the Pump week, take a pledge and indicate how you plan ditch your car. You also have a chance to win a $500 gift card by sharing photos of how you are dumping the pump in a photo contest organized by OCTA.