June 8 alert! Besides being World Ocean Day, it’s also National Dump the Pump day, when we’re all supposed to ditch our cars and take public transit.

Perhaps I’ve been blind to the vast PR machine of the American Public Transportation Association, but I wish this had gotten a little more press. They’ve even got fun stats on their site, like the fact that getting rid of a car and using public transit can save you up to $11,000 a year. Sure beats a $100 rebate.

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I’ll be celebrating by taking the bus home! Which is unrelated to the fact that that’s how I always get home! Anyone else?

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