Free Bus Rides for ‘National Dump the Pump Day’ in Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Thursday, June 20, is Dump the Pump Day across the country. That means free bus rides including here in Luzerne County.

Some public transit systems in our area are taking part, including LCTA.

"I like the idea could be free all the time!" laughed Donna Foote of Kingston.

Dump the Pump is a national celebration of public transportation, held the third Thursday of every June.

People are encouraged to ditch driving and ride instead.

"I think it's good. The community needs help once in a while and it's nice to do that," said Derek Hoffman of Wilkes-Barre.

Dump the Pump first started began in 2006 when gas prices were $3 a gallon or more.

"Great to save the environment and to save on gas actually, yeah!" said Justin Walski of Hanover Township.

Regular riders said there is another reason to take the bus, too.

"I have met the nicest people driving the buses, so I welcome this opportunity!" said Bob Heim of Wilkes-Barre.

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