Board Proclamations

On June 5th, 2013, the SamTrans Board of Directors proclaimed June 19th as Dump the Pump Day. It reads:

Dump the Pump Caltrain Proclamation

Dump the Pump Proclamation

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY

WHEREAS, June 19, 2014, marks the American Public Transportation Association’s 8th Annual National Dump the Pump Day; and

WHEREAS, Caltrain operates 92 weekday trains between San Francisco and San Jose, serving the Peninsula Rail Corridor, and the communities of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties; and

WHEREAS, U.S. public transportation use reduces the country’s carbon footprint by 37 million metric tons — the equivalent of Washington DC, New York City, Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles combined use of electricity; and

WHEREAS, public transportation use in 498 urban areas in the United States saved 865 million hours annually in travel time and 450 million gallons of fuel; and without public transportation, annual congestion costs would have risen by nearly $21 billion from $121 to $142 billion; and

WHEREAS, every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports 36,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, according to APTA’s Transit Savings Report, a two person household can save an average of $9,700 a year by downsizing to one car; and

WHEREAS, the average SamTrans rider saves $35 a month or $420 a year by taking SamTrans instead of driving.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors and staff of the San Mateo County Transit District encourage citizens to get out of their vehicles and onto public transportation, and do hereby proclaim Thursday, June 20, 2013 as NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY.

On June 6th, the Joint Powers Board proclaimed June 20th as Dump the Pump Day. It reads:

Dump the Pump Proclamation

Dump the Pump Proclamation

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY

WHEREAS, June 19, 2014 marks the American Public Transportation Association’s 8th Annual National Dump the Pump Day; and

WHEREAS, Caltrain supports National Dump the Pump Day as a day that encourages people to ride public transportation to save money, protect the environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and improve the quality of life for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, Caltrain operates 92 weekday trains between San Francisco and San Jose, serving the Peninsula Rail Corridor, and the communities of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties; and

WHEREAS, U.S. public transportation use reduces the country’s carbon footprint by 37 million metric tons — the equivalent of Washington DC, New York City, Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles combined use of electricity; and

WHEREAS, public transportation use in 498 urban areas in the United States saved 865 million hours annually in travel time and 450 million gallons of fuel; and without public transportation, annual congestion costs would have risen by nearly $21 billion from $121 to $142 billion; and

WHEREAS, every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports 36,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, according to APTA’s Transit Savings Report, a two person household can save an average of $9,700 a year by downsizing to one car; and

WHEREAS, the average Caltrain rider saves $340 a month or $4,080 a year by taking Caltrain instead of driving.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, in support of APTA’s efforts, encourage citizens to get out of their vehicles and onto public transportation, and do hereby proclaim Thursday, June 20, 2013 as NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY.

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