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The Tavern Taxi Program provides a safe ride home to inebriated individuals from local bars/restaurants in the Bernalillo County area.

The program is funded through the Local DWI through a contract with the Albuquerque Cab Company.

The program is in operation from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at no charge. It is also in operation for special events and holidays with prior authorization.

Just have your bartender or server call (505) 999-1400.

Pick Me Up, Take Me Out

The Pick Me Up, Take Me Out program offers free rides to and from your favorite restaurant as early as 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
  • St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • Fourth of July, Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
  • New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Residents can designate their sober driver in advance, and take advantage of the free rides by calling (505) 999-1400 for pick-up from your home. The server or bartender will call for the taxi when the patron is ready to go home. Reservations are encouraged and can be requested up to five days in advance.

Bernalillo County's Department of Substance Abuse and the New Mexico Hospitality Retailers Association are collaborating to support the Pick Me Up, Take Me Out and Tavern Taxi programs.

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