BARTA to Participate in National Dump the Pump Day

BARTA will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the eleventh annual national Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June

15, 2017. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2017 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation to save money by parking their car and using public transportation instead.

As part of BARTA’s participation in Dump the Pump Day, BARTA is encouraging riders to tell their stories on how they have “Dumped the Pump” and experienced the benefits of public transit. Entries will be placed into a random drawing for BARTA prizes. The Grand Prize winner will receive a FREE year of transit on any BARTA bus route. Any rider interested in submitting their story can email it to or mail to “Dump the Pump”, 1700 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604. The deadline for receiving entries is June 23, 2017.