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COTA Celebrates Dump the Pump Day this Thursday with Columbus Young Professionals and car2go


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Join the Commuter Challenge and #MakeYourMilesMatter
COLUMBUS—This Thurs., June 16, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), Columbus Young
Professionals (CYP) Club, and car2go, will celebrate national Dump the Pump Day with “YPs Make Miles
Matter.” COTA, CYP and car2go are partnering to encourage young professionals to try using sustainable
transportation options to travel throughout the city.
The organizations will also host a traveling photo shoot during the event. Young professionals can join in
throughout the day at any of the scheduled stops, listed below, to take part in photo ops with community
leaders and enjoy special giveaways.
The 11th annual National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation
Association. It is a national public transportation awareness day that encourages people to “Dump the
Pump” by parking their car and riding public transit instead.
Dump the Pump Day and the YPs Make Miles Matter event also coincide with the Commuter
Challenge, a month-long campaign this June that encourages central Ohio commuters to consider
using sustainable modes of transportation. Participants may register at, and log trips to be eligible to win prizes. Prizes include a $500 gift
card, a $200 gift card, Chipotle for one year and other daily and weekly giveaways. The Commuter
Challenge is partnership between MORPC RideSolutions, COTA, CoGo and car2go.
For more information about the activities on Thurs., June 16, visit When catching COTA or
car2go, download Transit App on your phone for real-time information!

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