Alert Cab launches again for New Year's Eve

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Alert Cab launches again for New Year's Eve

Longview transit has announced it will be providing a "safe-ride-home" on New Year's Eve for the tenth consecutive year.

State and local police will be out in full force making sure folks are not drinking and driving.

According to Longview Transit Director of Operations Tequita Mumphrey, "Longview Transit has been providing Safe-Ride-Home transportation on New Year's Eve for nine years now, and it continues to be a great service for the community".

"Definitely take a taxi, UBER, Lyft. any of those services, definitely take advantage of those".

"If you're in a crowded area, my suggestion is to walk a couple of blocks away so your driver can find you easily", Gresham said, "Our drivers don't know what riders look like, but at least our riders know what kind of auto we have and we look like".

Let's face it, there's no way you'll be fit to use public transport on NYE and forget trying to hail a black cab on the side of the street.

Advice from the ride sharer included checking the fare before riding, waiting a few minutes, and sharing with friends. "No questions asked", said Butch Foss of Union Street Towing. "This is the one night of the year that we offer this".

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"Don't realize that when they get behind the wheel of vehicle, not only are they putting themselves at risk, but they're putting the public at risk", said Noble.

"We've gotten a lot of people saying "thank you" and 'we really appreciate it, ' 'this is a very nice thing you do, '" Makela said. When Prime Time is in effect, passengers are alerted and required to confirm they accept the multiplier before requesting a ride.

UBER, Lyft, and local taxis will also be out and about. "We have all cars on deck", explained James Gallant, President and CEO of Dick's Taxi.

That means peak ride times might cost riders more.

"Don't call and hope for a cab in two minutes".

"I tell them it's either pay $10,000 or more for driving, or pay $10 to get home safe", he said.

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