Dump the Pump on June 18th!


Tired of costly gas, parking and vehicle maintenance prices? Want to support public transportation? Hang your car out to dry for the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day! On Thursday, June 18, people around the nation will dump the pump and choose to take transit over a personal vehicle.

Join MTS and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to show your support for Dump the Pump Day! When you do, you can score big!


  • A recent APTA report shows the average San Diegan can save more than $12,000 annually when they switch to transit from a personal vehicle (gas, parking, maintenance, etc.)
  • Get a free grocery tote! From June 14-18, stop by any retail outlet where Compass Cards are sold, purchase any pass on Compass Card and you will get a free Dump the Pump reusable grocery tote, while supplies last. See a list of grocery and outlet retailers here.
  • Win freebies! MTS and North County Transit District will be at the Old Town Transit Center and Escondido Transit Center on Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 11 a.m. with giveaway for riders. Win two Padres tickets in the Toyota Terrace Pavilion, a new pair of ear buds, a coffee mug and more! You must have a valid Compass Card or Day Pass to spin the wheel.

Not familiar with our system? Not a problem! Use the Transit Trip Planner to find your best route. Then, check out this helpful video on how to ‘Tap & Ride’ with a Compass Card.



#DumpthePump and #RideRapid. Rapid is an elevated level of bus service from MTS! With limited stops and routes from Escondido to Downtown San Diego (235), Downtown to SDSU (215), and Rancho Bernardo to UC San Diego (237), Rapid will give you a more efficient way to travel.



Check out these routes and their schedules:




Considering dumping the pump?

Look over our regional transit map.

Plan a trip on our trip planner.

Or just call us at 619-233-3004 and we’ll plan your trip for you.

Whether you need to go to work, to school, to Balboa Park, or to the beach or shopping in Mission Valley, taking public transportation is easy and affordable!


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