Tulsa Transit held its seventh annual "Dump the Pump" day Thursday, encouraging the public to turn to public transportation to save on fuel costs. Tulsa Transit provided information and a "gas guzzler" car riders were allowed to beat with a hammer.
Tulsa Transit Planning Manager Liann Alfaro told Channel 8 about 11,000 people ride Tulsa buses everyday.
Channel 8 rode a bus across town today to talk with riders about the bus system. Most told us they are regular bus riders and think it ultimately saves them transportation costs.
"I could afford a car but if did, I wouldn't be able to afford much anything else," said Robert Martin.
Others told Channel 8 the hassle of waiting for buses is too much.
"If I had a car, I would drive. I sure would," said Raejean Stepcoe.
Channel 8 rode the bus from the downtown bus depot to the Promenade Mall. Riders pay $1.50 to ride for two hours. That trip took 45 minutes. Driving the same distance, Channel 8 used less than half of a tank of gas. Given that current gas prices are around $3.27, Channel 8 estimates we paid about 14 cents more to drive.
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