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Video contest following ''dump the pump'' day

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AMES (KWWL)-- On June 18, the American Public Transit Association encouraged drivers to ''dump the pump'' and take public transportation.

Now, they want to hear why drivers chose to ''dump the pump'' in a video entry.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is joining the APTA in the video contest to increase awareness of public transportation and the role it plays in many people's lives. The first 25 entries will receive a $25 VISA cash card. The winner receives a year of free public transportation from their local transit provider and an iPod touch.

Iowa is the only state in the country to have public transit serving every county.

Entries are due Sept. 18, and are submitted through the contest's YouTube channel. For contest rules and detailed instructions, go to

http://www.publictransportation.org/takesusthere/contestrules.html

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