National Dump the Pump Day is this week
Just in time of the summer gas price surge, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is asking residents to give up their cars for one day and ride the bus. And to sweeten the deal, they are giving away prizes, including free bus passes and a Google Home Mini.
It’s all part of Dump the Pump Day, a national event on Thursday, June 21 that encourages people to ride public transportation to save gas money and help the environment.
On June 21, RTA’s street team will provide giveaways and a limited number of free day passes and a Google Home Mini at Riverside City Hall at the corner of Main and 9th streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While there, members ofthe public can step inside a brand-new RapidLink bus, which provides express service between Corona and Riverside.
There’s another way to win. Simply go to RiversideTransit.com and take the pledge to ride the bus on June 21 to be entered into a drawing for a Google Home Mini, a voice-controlled device that can be used to play music, control smart home gadgets, add things to a shopping list, create calendar appointments. And yes, it can also check bus schedules.
RTA Chairman Art Welch said whether it’s to save money, reduce stress or help the environment, there’s never been a better time to ride.