Ding in the New Year is back in Prince Albert
Dec. 17, 2012
Ding in the New Year is a free bus service offered on New Year's Eve in the City of Prince Albert. 2012 marks the 23rd year that the program has been offered. Ding in the New Year is a partnership between SGI, The City of Prince Albert, and the Prince Albert Police Service, to encourage New Year's partygoers to plan a safe ride home.
Last year, 631 riders took advantage of the free bus service offered, and around 500 individuals each year take the bus on New Year's Eve. Many take the bus earlier in the evening, to explore and enjoy the numerous festive light displays with families and friends. Later on in the evening, the service is used by others to get home safely following the evening's celebrations and activities.
Buses will run from 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 1. Routes run throughout all areas of the city. The West Flat, East Flat, and East Hill routes run on the same routes as the regular bus service. The West Hill route is changed slightly from the daily route to accommodate more areas. Check out the routes at www.citypa.ca or www.papolice.ca and see how you can use the transit service to enjoy your New Year's activities this year.
Ding in the New Year is a safe and promoted form of transportation on New Year's Eve, keeping drinking and impaired drivers off the streets. So, take the safe ride home and let Prince Albert Transit be your Designated Driver this New Year's Eve.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.