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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 5:41 pm | Updated: 10:32 pm, Mon Jun 13, 2011.

City and regional transit agencies hope you'll give your wallet a break and public transit a chance by reducing trips on Thursday, Dump the Pump Day.

Valley Metro recommends that you go to www.valleymetro.org and visit the transit trip planner or Google Transit to plan a bus or light rail trip; find a carpool partner at the Share the Ride section on www.valleymetro.org; ask your boss if you can work from home that day; and calculate your fuel savings using an online calculator or find gas-saving commute alternatives by going to www.valleymetro.org.

Still not pumped about dumping the pump? Consider this: According to the American Public Transportation Association, people in a two-person household can save an average of $834 per month if they use public transit and live with one less car.

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