The Tavern Taxi program is once again offering free rides to residents to and from their favorite restaurant or bar during this holiday season.
County Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins, the county’s Department of Substance Abuse and the New Mexico Hospitality Retailers Association are collaborating to support the Taxi Tavern program.
Since joining with the Tavern Taxi program last Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve’s and St. Patrick’s Day, Bernalillo County has safely transported 836 passengers to and from their destinations.
On Christmas Eve, Christmas night, and New Year’s Eve, residents can take advantage of the free rides by calling 505-999-1400 for pick-up. Reservations are encouraged. The server or bartender calls for the taxi when the patron is ready to go home.
“This project has been a great success because it offers a viable alternative to drinking and driving and is making a difference in how people plan their evening out and how they get home safely without endangering lives,” says Department of Substance Abuse Director, Katrina Hotrum.
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