Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Capital Metro: Dump the Pump, Ride With Us

Posted by Hopeton on May 24, 2011

If Capital Metro is the way you roll, your story could win you an iPad2 and other great prizes in the transit agency’s Dump the Pump, Ride with Us contest.

Beginning today, May 20, through June 10, submit your creative stories, audio recordings, artwork or videos that illustrate how riding Capital Metro has “made things better”: money savings, health benefits, environmental stewardship, an awesome chance encounter, [your great reason here].

Entries may be submitted via Capital Metro’s website <http://www.capmetro.org/dumpthepump> or by mail:
“Dump the Pump”
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2910 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Winners will be announced on National Dump the Pump Day, June 16, and the grand prize winner will receive a shiny new iPad2, a Car2Go membership and two hours of free use, three Capital Metro monthly passes, four tickets to a “Paper Cuts” concert hosted by the Austin Chronicle, and a commuter gift bag, a prize totaling $860 in value. Additional prizes will be awarded for 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention winners.

With local gas prices hovering around $3.75 per gallon, many people are discovering the convenience and cost savings of riding Capital Metro. Capital Metro will use the great stories submitted by riders to celebrate the benefits of riding public transportation and to encourage more people to dump the pump and ride with us.

Trade ideas with other riders, get contest tips from Capital Metro, and talk about your plans for June 16, National Dump the Pump Day, on twitter: #DumpThePumpATX <http://search.twitter.com/search?q=DumpThePumpATX>

Full contest details and rules are available on capmetro.org <http://www.capmetro.org/> .

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