Free Taxi Service in DC on New Year's Eve!

By peter in Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 6:27pm. (Updated: 12/29/11 at 2:49pm) Add comments

Party Smart: Call A Cab!

It’s New Year’s Eve in DC. The party’s winding down and you’re hammered. Who you gonna call?
(admit it, you know you said Ghostbusters)

SoberRide

1-800-200-8294 (TAXI)

(#8294 from AT&T wireless phones)

Since 1993, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) “SoberRide” program has provided over 52,000 free rides home to people in the DC area who have had too much to drink during the holidays.

How to Get Your Free Ride

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Hours of operation: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

  1. Call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) or (#8294 on an AT&T wireless phone) during program hours. An operator will direct your request to the correct participating cab company.
  2. Must be 21 or older.
  3. Fare must not exceed $30 to qualify for a free ride. Callers are responsible for anything over $30.
  4. All calls must originate in the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, or Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia.
  5. Note: You cannot scheduled a SoberRide pickup in advance.

Dates of operation: December 16, 2011 to January 1, 2012

Prevent Drinking and Driving:
1-800-200-8294 (TAXI)
Save this Number on Your Phone!

SoberRide also operates during other high risk holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween. Keep the number handy!

Participating Taxi Companies:
Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
Manassas Cab Company (Prince William County)
Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
Silver Cab of Prince George’s County (Prince George’s County)
Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)

One Response to “Free Taxi Service in DC on New Year’s Eve!”

  1. So sad for those people who always thinks taxis are very expensive to hire they are wrong they are much cheaper than DUI ($7,000 national average) Taxi Service Sacramento

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