Accessibility

Ore. man wins APTA "Dump the Pump" video contest

Posted on November 18, 2009

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of its “Dump the Pump” transit rider-generated online video contest. Participants were asked to create a video that demonstrated why they were “dumping the pump” in favor of using public transportation.

 

Bob Richardson of Portland, Ore., the first place winner created a high-quality video, which depicts a familiar scene of a woman dumping a significant other. In this scene, however, she is leaving the gas pump behind for a more attractive suitor — her local public transit system.

  

“The purpose of this contest was to hear from the American public transit rider in a fun and entertaining way about how public transportation is taking us to a better future — economically, environmentally, and our overall quality of life,” said Rose Sheridan, APTA vice president, marketing and communications. “We were pleased and proud of the quality and creativity we saw in these videos, which made it hard to pick a winner. That’s a great problem to have.”

 

The winners of the contest were chosen by a panel of APTA officials. The top three prize-winners and their awards are as follows:

 

Winning videos and all entries will be featured at APTA’s Public Transportation Takes Us There campaign Website: http://www.publictransportation.org/takesusthere/contest_videos.html

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Harsco's rail division captures new rail grinder sales

The latest configurations include Harsco’s Jupiter II Control System; a laser profile measurement system that provides accurate and reliable measurement of rail profiles in real time.

Smaller TNCs struggle to fill accessibility gap after Uber, Lyft leave

The large TNCs departed in May after a proposition failed to pass that would have replaced a city ordinance that requires drivers to undergo mandatory fingerprint-based background checks.

Healthcare tech co. partners with Lyft to provide rides to surgery, rehab

PeerWell will now include transportation scheduling at select hospitals across the country.

Transdev to provide paratransit ops for Atlanta senior, youth program

Will be responsible for all aspects of paratransit operations and maintenance for Fulton County Department of Aging and Youth Services, including reservation management, scheduling and dispatch, and maintaining the 51-vehicle fleet

Amid FBI probe, Santa Clara VTA names new paratransit provider

The contract with MV Transportation will last for five months with the option to extend.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close