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Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) is offering free rides for all bus passengers all day long on June 21st to celebrate ‘Dump the Pump Day!’

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) first started national ‘Dump the Pump Day’ in June 2006 when gas prices had reached $3 per gallon, causing the demand for public transportation to grow.

According to the January 2018 APTA Transit Savings Report, on the average, an individual in a two-person household can save $9,700 a year when he or she downsizes by one car and takes public transit instead. National ‘Dump the Pump Day’ highlights the many benefits that public transportation brings to individuals and communities. Besides individual financial savings, public transportation spurs economic growth for towns and cities, and also improves the environment and reduces our nation’s energy consumption.

Make sure you take advantage of this special promotion, and tell your friends and family members! To learn more about KATS, visit