Dump The Pump Day

A group wants you to take a different way to work. It's the second annual Dump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

The group wants you to use public transportation, to help improve the environment and to use less gas.

LexTran officials encourage people to take part.

Organizers say public transportation produces nearly 50-percent less carbon dioxide per passenger mile, as private vehicles.


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  • by RS Location: Lex on Jun 22, 2007 at 06:58 PM
    If the 1970s-style managers of companies in Lexington would endorse telework, more information workers could use remote computing and VOIP/telecommunications technologies to accomplish their jobs from home at least part of the time. ZERO emissions. I telework every day, but my company isn't KY based.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:50 AM
    Now if LexTran can keep their busses from breaking down....It might just work....
  • by Judy Location: Winchester on Jun 22, 2007 at 04:42 AM
    Great idea in theory. If Lexington or Kentucky for that matter had a better public transportation system more people would take advantage of it. I live in Winchester and work in Lexington. Even though I carpool some form of public transportation would be better. Even to go shopping on the weekends. Have busses that run to the out lying counties to Hamburg and or the malls would cut down traffic and pollution. Many peopple live in other counties and have Dr's here in Lex and culd use the bus to get to appts. Lextran is missing possible imcome by neglecting the outlying counties.
  • by pm Location: wolfe co on Jun 21, 2007 at 07:22 PM
    There is no public transportation in rural life. What do they think we can do? Carpool on a hay wagon? We have been blessed by not having to live in the city, but we still have to pay the big bucks to ride.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Jun 21, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    I live in Mt. Sterling and work in Lexington. Buses won't benefit me or the very many other people who have to commute to work everyday but nice try though. Now come up with something that will actually work.
  • by Sarah Location: Lexington on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    The bus is a wonderful means of transportation, I don't have a car. If there were no buses I couldn't go anywhere.
  • by ME Location: R.R.G on Jun 21, 2007 at 08:46 AM
    Zatoichi in Richmond... Tell me your company's name I need to find a job with them so that I can stay home...! Would save me about 300 a month.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 21, 2007 at 07:51 AM
    I'm doing my part by working from home. No transportation needed.
  • by Pat Location: Lexington on Jun 21, 2007 at 05:49 AM
    I imagine LexTran is encouraging people to take part. Heck if two or three people do this it would mean LexTran would actually have people on their buses!
  • by Charlene Location: Winchester on Jun 21, 2007 at 04:55 AM
    I live in Stanford and work in Winchester. If public transportation were available I'd jump at it. At this point it simply isn't an option for people that really need it. As far as I know its only available in cities or towns.I'd even carpool if I could find someone to carpool with
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