Dump the Pump

Dump the Pump Florida’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition held an outreach event in collaboration with the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA), Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), and Hillsborough County Aging Services Division Town ‘N Country Senior Center in recognition of the 2013 National Dump the Pump Day. This “Dump the Pump” Day event provided the 21 participants from the Town ‘N Country Senior Center an opportunity to learn more about their available transit services (including travel training), the benefits of using public transportation, tips on safe walking, and how these resources can help them prepare to safely transition from driving when necessary. Participant survey results showed that prior to the event only 60 percent had ever used public transportation but 95 percent responded that they would consider using public transit to get around their community as an alternative form of transportation. This outreach event was so successful that the coalition will be exploring how to make this fun, educational event available to other senior centers within their top priority counties.

Dump the Pump

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