Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take Transit Tomorrow on ‘Dump the Pump Day’

Hawaii average gas prices have been in a steady fall for the past month, so today’s slight bump upward goes against the trend. The Hawaii statewide average price of a gallon of regular gas of $4.036 is nearly 3 cents higher than yesterday’s average, according to the AAA.

But don’t let the slide from Hawaii’s all-time record of $4.594 on May 6th stop you from trying to save money by buying less gas this week. Tomorrow will be observed as the 6th annual “National Dump the Pump Day” by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an opportunity to get to know Honolulu’s bus system, one of the nation’s best.

As APTA says at the event’s website, public transit helps riders save money, helps the environment, reduces dependence on foreign oil and improves residents’ quality of life.

We noted earlier this year that Honolulu residents can save more than $11,000 per year by riding TheBus instead of owning and driving a car. Honolulu ranks just behind Philadelphia and ahead of Los Angeles in the annual savings-with-transit hunt – 7th in the nation. Check out the rankings in APTA’s Transit Savings Report.

APTA can also tell you how much you can save with transit based on your car’s gas mileage and the price of gasoline, as well as your carbon reduction with transit using APTA’s Carbon Savings Calculator.

As APTA likes to say, “Public Transportation Takes Us There.” Try it tomorrow on “Dump the Pump Day.”

1 comment:

Media Mentions said...

We all know the public transit story: everyone’s unhappy for whatever reason they choose as “topic of the month,” but this time around though, I found something a tad more interesting, and that’s Bombardier’s latest multibillion dollar victory. Maybe I’m just a sucker for corporate drama, but this may be worth a glance for you as well:

In any case, enjoy :)