Dump the Pump June 16th

 In 346-348 KING STREET HOA, CENTER PARK DANIEL ISLAND, Chelsea Park, FENWICK COMMONS, MANSFIELD, OTRANTO STATION, PINES AT CHARLESTON PARK

Given your role as a neighborhood representative, I wanted to let you know that Thursday, June 16 is National Dump the Pump Day and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority is leading the local effort to encourage alternative travel methods by offering free fares all day.

Those unfamiliar with the bus system and who need to plan a trip can review CARTA routes, let Google Maps help with planning, follow buses with the CARTA Bus Tracker. CARTA also provides free WiFi on all main line and Express buses.
Free fares are just one part of the regional effort. Other opportunities and highlights include:
• Trident Rideshare: A free, web-based, carpooling program that can be used by everyone who starts their commute in the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester region.
• The region’s rural transit authority, TriCounty Link is also offering free fares.
• CARTA, in partnership with Affordabike Bike Shop, is staging a #DumpThePumpCHS social media contest that will see winners receive a bike or CARTA gold passes for posting photos of themselves dumping the pump. (Details here.)
• CARTA will also monitor SCDOT traffic sensors at key locations across the Lowcountry in the hopes that a community committed transit alternatives will help reduce traffic.
• Residents can see how much they’ll save by Dumping the Pump when they use this Commute Cost Calculator.
• The latest CARTA and GotchaRide vehicles will be parked on Tobacco Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the public to see up close.

Everyone who rides transit or dumps the pump is encouraged to post on social media using the #DumpThePumpCHS hash tag. Local businesses that wish to get involved are encouraged to:
• Promote Dump the Pump via social media, email channels and in physical locations
• Encourage and incentive employees to participate
• Provide some level of resources to help incentivize #DumpThePumpCHS

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