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South Florida Prepares for Dump the Pump Day

Incentives for ditching your car and riding public transportation

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    South Florida Prepares for Dump the Pump Day
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    MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey. The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Save money and ride public transit: that's the message behind the 5th Annual Dump the Pump day.

    On Thursday, June 17th, the American Public Transportation Association will partner up with public transportation systems across the nation to encourage people to ride public transportation instead of driving.

    In South Florida, Interstate 95 Express buses along with Tri-Rail are offering incentives to those who Dump the Pump and ride with them. 95 Express buses will be free on Thursday, but you must download and print a pass in order to ride, from their website.

    Tri-Rail is giving their riders a chance to win one of five free Tri-Rail monthly tickets. Tickets and contest details can be found below for both Tri-Rail and 95 Express.

    For 95 Express Free Bus passes, go to www.1800234.ride.

    For the Tri-Rail Monthly Passes Contest, go to www.tri-rail.com.