SGI and Regina Transit offer free bus and paratransit service on New Year's Eve
December 13, 2010
The Ding in the New Year program, sponsored by SGI and operated by Regina Transit, provides free bus and paratransit service to partygoers on New Year's Eve. This year's service operates from 7 p.m. on December 31 to 3:15 a.m. on January 1. Buses will travel regular routes throughout the city.
"Regina Transit celebrates 100 years of service in 2011. The Ding in the New Year program has been sponsored by SGI for 23 of those years," said Mayor Pat Fiacco. "This is a very strong partnership that has been very successful in keeping people safe by providing an alternative to drinking and driving."
"As part of our continued commitment to traffic safety, SGI is proud to sponsor Ding in the New Year again this year," said Minister responsible for SGI Tim McMillan. "We encourage everyone to safely ring in 2011. By offering a free ride home on Regina Transit, we're helping ensure residents can always plan a safe ride home."
"The Regina Police Service is proud to be a partner in Ding in the New Year, which has become a tradition of our holiday season," said Police Chief Troy Hagen. "It's never too late to start your own tradition. On New Year's Eve, if you plan to drink, don't drive; accept the free bus ride home"
Route information and schedule times are available online at regina.ca and an information flyer will be delivered to all homes in the December 28th edition of the Regina Sun Community News. Riders can plan their trip calling the Ride Line at 777-RIDE (7433). The Line will be open until 3:15 p.m.
Ding in the New Year is sponsored by SGI, the City of Regina, and long-time sponsors Z99, JACK FM, NewsTalk 980, the Leader Post, CTV and Printwest.
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