Palm Beach County Mayor Urges Palm Beach County Residents to Dump the Pump on June 17th
With gas prices near $5 a gallon in Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth and Palm Tran Public Transportation are urging everyone to Dump the Pump and try out transit on Thursday, June 17, 2022.
“We hope everyone downloads our Paradise Pass mobile payment app or gets the Paradise Pass smart card. When riders use the promo code: ‘Value’ on June 17th only, we will give them $6 to ride the bus – that’s enough money for unlimited rides free for an entire day of their choosing,” Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes said. “It’s the perfect opportunity to learn how transit works and see what an easy, money-saving transportation option it really is,” he added.
“Our residents have a variety of alternatives to their private passenger vehicle to get from place to place. In addition to Palm Tran, we have Tri-Rail and Brightline for rail service between Miami and West Palm Beach. Downtown circulators are available in many of our urban areas and bike rentals are an option” according to Weinroth, who also serves as the chair of the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency.
While gas prices have continued to soar, Palm Tran’s fares have remained the same: just $2 each way. With 32 routes covering all of Palm Beach County, Palm Tran serves all major malls and medical centers and has stops directly at Lake Worth Beach and Palm Beach.
National Dump the Pump Day is a movement organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and unites hundreds of transit providers in encouraging everyone to say ‘no’ to high gas prices on June 17, 2022.
Proclaimed Dump the Pump Day by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Palm Tran is joined by the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)/Tri-Rail in promoting the initiative.
To plan a trip on Palm Tran, download the Palm Tran app in the app store or visit: www.palmtran.org.