With summer gas prices on the rise, Harford Transit LINK will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Riders on this day will ride for free on Harford Transit LINK’s fixed bus routes.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving cars. Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, the daylong event highlights public transportation as a convenient, cost-saving travel option. According to the March APTA Transit Savings Report, a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,894 annually by downsizing to one car.
For real-time Harford Transit LINK route information, including schedules, bus arrival times, traffic delays, and more, download RouteShout 2.0 free of charge from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, or visit www.harfordtransitlink.org. Once the app has been downloaded, choose “Harford County Transportation Services” from the menu to view Harford Transit LINK routes.
Harford County Transit LINK operates 43 vehicles Monday through Friday with eight routes countywide and into Cecil County. The LINK also connects with MTA/MARC trains, MTA commuter buses, and regional Greyhound, which then connects with main terminals in Baltimore and interstate travel. Key service areas include Harford Community College, the Mary Risteau State Office Building, Upper Chesapeake and Harford Memorial hospitals, Perryman Peninsula and Riverside business communities, Aberdeen Train Station, Harford Mall, the Constant Friendship shopping area, Edgewater Village Shopping Center, and Beard’s Hill Shopping Plaza.
For more information about Harford Transit LINK and Dump the Pump Day on June 21, please call 410-612-1620 or go to www.harfordtransitlink.org.