Thursday, June 20th is National Dump the Pump Day!  And Owensboro Transit System will be offering free bus rides all day!


National Dump the Pump Day encourages folks around the U.S. to leave their cars at home in order to "dump" the gas pumps for the day. And OTS here in Owensboro is inviting you to TRY TRANSIT by offering free bus rides the entire day on fixed routes.

This is the fourteenth year for the Dump the Pump event.  It started back in 2006 when gas prices were soaring.  The mission of Dump the Pump Day was (and still is) to encourage Americans to save fuel money by climbing aboard public transportation systems.

If you'd like to "Dump the Pump", Owensboro Transit System begins runs at 6am and concludes runs at 7:35pm!  To see local available bus routes, CLICK HERE!

Plus, check out these stats about public transportation here in Owensboro.

  • OTS provides more than 23,000 rides per month
  • Operate 6 days a week : M-F 6 am to 7:35 pm and Sat 7:45 am – 4:15 pm
  • Regular price - $1 per ride which includes 1 transfer
  • Children 6 and under ride for free
  • Elderly and disabled ½ price fare
  • Day and monthly discounted passes
  • Free downtown Trolley Service M-Th 11 am – 8 pm and Fri-Sat. 11 am – 10 pm
  • For more information call  270-687- 8570.

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