On Thursday, June 21, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will join the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Suburban Bus in celebrating the 13th annual "Dump the Pump" Day, a national initiative that promotes the benefits of public transportation and encourages commuters to leave their cars at home.

The Transit Agencies are proud to partner with Cubic Transportation Systems, the developer of the Ventra™ fare payment system, to promote “Dump the Pump.”

During morning rush hour on June 21, the Transit Agencies are proud to offer a free cup of coffee and mini-donuts from Beavers Coffee and Donuts as a thank you to transit riders who show a Ventra Card, the Ventra mobile app or Metra ticket, while supplies last. There will be trucks at three transit locations. Please check back here or the RTA Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for location updates.

That night, the RTA is partnering with the Chicago White Sox to encourage fans to “Dump the Pump” while heading to the 7:10 p.m. game vs. the Oakland Athletics. The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a specially designed T-shirt, presented by the RTA. Public transportation options for getting to and from Guaranteed Rate Field are available at the RTA Trip Planner.

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