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RTC to Offer Free Rides During 'Dump the Pump' Day

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From the Regional Transportation Commission:

With gas prices near $4 a gallon, the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is inviting you to Dump the Pump! As part of this national movement, people may ride RTC transit services for free on Thursday, June 19th. In addition to riding transit, people may participate simply by choosing to walk, bike or carpool.

This is the ninth year for Dump the Pump, which is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association. Last year, 33,256 people rode on RTC transit services on Dump the Pump day – a record day for ridership in 2013.

The Washoe County Health District is partnering with RTC for the event because the district believes in promoting clean air and a healthy lifestyle.

“It improves air quality by reducing car emissions and traffic congestion, and helps to incorporate physical activity into the day. Participating in Dump the Pump is a perfect opportunity to test out using active transportation for those that have not yet tried it,” Health Officer Kevin Dick said.

People who choose to Dump the Pump, and record their trips will receive small prizes. Participants recording their trips will also be eligible for drawings for larger prizes. Trips can be recorded between June 19th and July 31st at: http://www.rtcwashoe.greenride.com. The more trips that are recorded, the more chances a person has to win a big prize.

Bus riders who record their green trips are eligible to win a Toshiba Excite 7c-8GB tablet. Walkers recording trips have the chance to win a Fitbit One activity tracker. Bikers recording their green trips could win two Mini Monkey Lights.
Those recording their carpool could win a JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker.

For prize rules, and to view the prizes, go to: http://www.rtcwashoe.com, then click on Hot Topics.

While people may participate in Dump the Pump day by riding transit, carpooling, walking or biking, those who ride RTC will receive a sticker entitling them to discounts at local businesses. By wearing the sticker at partner businesses the day of the event, members of the community will
receive these discounts and offers:
* My Favorite Muffin – 10 percent off purchase
* Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum -- $2 off admission
* Wet Hen Café – 10 percent off purchase
* Grassroots Books – Select a free book (unstickered, pick from more than 10,000)
* Triumph Tattoo – 10 percent off service
* Lili’s Restaurant and Bar – 20 percent off purchase
* Michael’s Deli & Catering – 10 percent off purchase
* Nevada Museum of Art -- $2 off admission

From the Regional Transportation Commission

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