Local businesses to reward public transportation use during Dump the Pump event

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Updated: 6/16/2014 10:04 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to a press release from the Regional Transportation Commission, local businesses are offering discounts to people who 'Dump the Pump' and ride RTC for free on Thursday, June 19.

Dump the Pump is a national movement to spare people from high gas prices, as well as promote healthy living and sustainability.

While people may participate in Dump the Pump day by riding transit, carpooling, walking or biking, those who ride RTC will receive a sticker entitling them to discounts at local businesses. By wearing the sticker at partner businesses the day of the event, members of the community will receive these discounts and offers:
  • My Favorite Muffin – 10% off purchase
  • Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum -- $2 off admission
  • Wet Hen Café – 10% off purchase
  • Grassroots Books – Select a free book (unstickered, pick from more than 10,000)
  • Triumph Tattoo – 10% off service
  • Lili’s Restaurant and Bar – 20% off purchase
  • Michael’s Deli & Catering – 10% off purchase
  • Nevada Museum of Art -- $2 off admission
Additionally, everyone who records their green trips between June 19 and July 31 will receive a small prize. People will also have the opportunity to win larger prizes – one for riding transit, one for biking, one for walking and one for carpooling. To record your green trip, and for prize rules, click here.
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