It’s the season of holiday parties and champagne corks popping. But if you’re partying in the city, don’t drink and drive. Washington Regional Alcohol Program and AT&T are offering free cab rides up to $30 for anyone over 21 from now until January 1, 2012. All you have to do is call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) or dial #8294 (TAXI) if you’re an AT&T customer. The holiday SoberRide program offers free rides from 10 PM to 6 AM.
Taxi by flickr user cupcakepanda
New Year’s Eve, my friends and I headed to a house party on Capitol Hill. Since we were all going to be enjoying our fair share of champagne, we decided to rely on taxis as our main transportation. Taxis were the best option, especially since the house we were going to was not accessible by Metro (not to mention ridiculous gusting winds and freezing temps). We were able to miraculously snag a Red Top Cab on our way to our house party, and decided to call Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide to catch a safe (and free!) ride home.
For those of you unfamiliar with SoberRide, the program is aimed to reduce drunk driving in the DC area. SoberRide provides free taxi rides (up to a $50 fare) to people 21 and over. This is a truly fantastic idea. Plus, from what I understand, they have the ability to act as a switchboard, and can direct you to a taxi company with availability. Continue reading