Wednesday, June 17, 2009
With summer comes gasoline price hikes and road construction, creating additional traffic. But instead of complaining about being bumper-to-bumper, Port Authority Spokesperson Jim Ritchie suggests trying public transit. With the fourth annual national Dump the Pump Day on June 18, he says it’s the perfect time for commuters to ride a bus or the light rail train. Ritchie says Port Authority now has as many riders as they did before the fare increase and 15 percent worker cut.