(CBS SF) — People are leaving their cars at home Thursday for the 9th annual Dump the Pump Day.

Several San Mateo and Santa Clara County leaders are taking public transportation to work and encouraging other commuters to follow suit.

The American Public Transportation Association launched the idea in 2006 when gas prices were well beyond $3 per gallon.

Experts say a multi-car household can save over $10,000 a year by getting rid of a car.



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