Today’s the Day to Dump the Pump!

Here’s where transit riders can get free ‘Coffee from Cubic’

RTA Chairman Dillard celebrating Dump the Pump in 2016
RTA Chairman Dillard celebrating Dump the Pump Day in 2016

During rush hour this morning, the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace, along with Cubic Transportation Systems – the developer of the Ventra™ fare payment system – are celebrating Dump the Pump Day 2017. As a thank you to those who dump the pump, we are offering a free cup of coffee to riders who show a Ventra Card, the Ventra mobile app or Metra ticket, while supplies last.

You can find the Cubic-sponsored coffee trucks at:

Share your commute (and coffee) with us using #DumpThePump or #DumpThePumpChi.

Free coffee isn’t the only reason to dump the pump. Check out these benefits of public transit:

  • Saves riders money – On average, a two-person household in the RTA region can save more than $11,000 annually by downsizing to one car.
  • Fosters economic growth – Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
  • Reduces carbon footprint – Public transportation use in the United States reduces the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
  • Decreases gasoline consumption – Public transportation use in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
  • Enhances personal opportunity – Access to public transportation gives people options to commute to work, school and more.

To learn more about the benefits of transit, visit rtachicago.org.

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