Transit to give safe ride home New Year's Eve

Released by the City of Longview:

LONGVIEW, TX - Longview Transit, in partnership with R&K Distributors - Your Local Budweiser Distributor, is preparing to provide a "Safe-Ride-Home" on New Year's Eve. The partnership allows FREE rides to be offered to anyone within Longview city limits on New Year's Eve. Rides can be scheduled simply by calling Longview Transit at 903-753-2287 ext.10.

Transportation service will be available to or from any Longview destination. The service is offered to the general public, including individuals that have had a couple drinks or those that simply do not want to drive that evening. The service will begin around 8:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve and continue until approximately 2:00 a.m. the next morning. Longview Transit will even allow trips to be scheduled in advance; reservations can be made starting on December 28.

According to Longview Transit General Manager Matt Penney, "The objective of the program is simple: to provide a safe and easy alternative to getting behind the wheel on New Year's Eve. Last year we provided safe rides for over 80 Longview residents and contributed to safer streets for everyone. A good New Year should start with a Safe-Ride-Home."

It is only the financial contribution of R&K Distributors that make this safe alternative possible. Longview Transit is proud to partner in this endeavor to keep the City of Longview and its citizens safe on New Years.

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