This Thursday, June 21, marks the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)’s 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day, which encourages people to opt for public transportation rather than a personal car.
The APTA provides a number of reasons to use public transportation. In addition to offering environmental, economic, and community benefits, Austin’s public transportation system presents a solution for those who wish to avoid driving in Austin traffic or searching for parking, as well as for those who do not own or are visiting Austin without a car.
Whether you are participating in Dump the Pump Day or use public transit any other day of the year, we invite you to make the Ransom Center a stop on your itinerary.
On Thursdays, including Dump the Pump Day, the Ransom Center’s galleries are open 10 a.m.–7 p.m., with exhibition tours offered at noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information visit www.hrc.utexas.edu/visit.
The Ransom Center is located in close proximity to a number of bus lines. Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list. For more information about the Capital Metro public transportation system, including routes, fares, and itinerary planning tools, visit www.capmetro.org.
- 1 N. Lamar/ S. Congress. Includes stops at the South Congress Avenue shopping district and St. Edwards University.
- 3 Burnet/ Manchaca. Includes stops at the Central Library and Texas State Capitol.
- 18 Martin Luther King. Includes stops at the Blanton Museum of Art, and Bullock Texas State History Museum.
- 19 Bull Creek. Includes stops at the Austin History Center and Republic Square.
- 20 Manor Road/ Riverside. Includes stops at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, City Hall, and the LBJ Library and Museum.
In addition, University of Texas shuttle routes serve the greater campus area; the 465 MLK/ University of Texas connects MetroRail riders from the MLK Station to campus; and “flyer” routes (105) “MetroRapid” routes (801, 803), and “MetroExpress” routes (980, 981, 982, 987, 990) connect riders throughout the greater Austin area to campus.
Image: May 7, 1965. “New Bus Seats.” The New York Transit Authority announced the program of replacing all older leather seats aboard city buses with 205,680 new molded fiberglass seats. NYJA000607, New York Journal American.