Communities across the country are inviting their citizens to save money by riding transit on Thursday, June 21st — National Dump the Pump Day. Our local bus operator, Santa Cruz Metro, is joining in this effort sponsored by the American Public Transit Association. With gas prices topping $4 a gallon once again this year, saving money on commuting by taking transit can yield huge savings. Consider that unlimited rides on Santa Cruz Metro cost a mere $780 for an entire year! Compare that to the transportation costs of a typical commuter that range between $5,000 and $10,000 annually. To calculate the cost of your commute, visit RTC’s True Cost of Driving Calculator. Then, consider joining your neighbors in trying transit on Dump the Pump Day.