National Dump the Pump Day is coming up on Thursday, June 21! With the Rampture beginning the day after, this is the perfect time to consider an alternate commute mode for your trips to and from campus.

Did you know that people board public transportation 35 million times each weekday? And that public transportation use in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually?

In these tough economic times with high gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – about $10,000 a year.

Your savings can go even further when you combine fewer gas purchases with the 50% subsidy UCLA provides for public transit pass users. Find the best public transit route for you by using Metro’s Trip Planner or Google Transit.