Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve Transportation

In my listings this week, I posted about texting for a cab by sending your address and zip code to 777222. I wanted to add more numbers and information about safe rides for New Year's Eve, a.k.a. Amateur Night.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Sycuan have partnered with San Diego MTS to provide FREE bus and trolley service on New Year's Eve. They've even expanded schedules for some of their more popular bus routes, including the 7, 11, 901 and all three trolley lines. You can read all the information, including bus and trolley schedules here. Note, the free service tonight is after 9pm. New Year's Day is friends ride free.

AAA (Automobile Club of Southern California) is offering its free Tipsy Tow service during the New Year’s holiday. According to their site, "The service is available at 6 p.m. Thursday, New Year’s Eve, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Tipsy Tow is available in the 13 Southern California counties served by the Auto Club.

Motorists, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver may call 1-800-400-4AAA (4222) for a free tow home up to seven miles. Callers simply tell the Auto Club operators, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” to receive the ride home for themselves and their vehicle. A regular Auto Club-contracted roadside service truck will be dispatched." For more information, click here (you might have to enter your zip code.) Note that the tow doesn't take additional passengers. Also, AAA membership is NOT required to use the service.

Last, there are some cab numbers you should program into your phone so they're always there when you need them.

Via text: Send street address and zip code to 777222. The message goes to Yellow Cab dispatch, you receive an instant text confirmation, and a call when the driver is a couple minutes away.

Phone numbers:

Yellow Cab 619.234.6161
Johnny Cab 619.275.5500

Online reservations:

Cloud 9 Shuttle

Let's all make it safely to 2010.

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