PRESS RELEASE_Miami, Fla. – June 18, 2018 - The 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day is June 21, and Brightline is encouraging commuters and business travelers to take Brightline instead of sitting in traffic. National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and is a day of supporting mass transit as a convenient travel option instead of driving a car. As part of the National Dump the Pump Day celebration, Brightline is providing complimentary Illy coffee and Zak the Baker pastries between 6 and 11 a.m. at its three South Florida stations for Brightline guests.
With the average Miami commuter spending 64 hours a year sitting in traffic, Brightline provides a more efficient and relaxing ride for work and play.
Besides being a time saving initiative, mass transportation also provides multiple health benefits including reducing the risk of being in accident by more than 90 percent, in addition to lower depression, anxiety and stress risks for riders.
Moreover, public transportation users are 44 percent less likely to be overweight, 27 percent less likely to have high blood pressure and 34 percent less likely to have diabetes.
Starting this week, Brightline added three additional northbound and southbound trips daily between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, offering 11 trips each way. The company also announced 16 northbound and 16 southbound trips will be available in August. Commuters have plenty of opportunities to partake in National Dump the Pump Day and learn why mass transit is a great alternative to sitting in their car during rush hour.
Please visit www.gobrightline.com or download the Go Brightline app to view train schedules and book tickets.
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