Ding in the New Year with Moose Jaw Transit and SGI
Dec. 11, 2013
Moose Jaw Transit and SGI are partnering to offer free transit service for residents on New Yea's Eve with the 24th annual Ding in the New Year. Ding in the New Year is a community initiative that encourages people to seek safe, sober transportation by providing free bus service to residents of Moose Jaw on New Year's Eve. The free bus service runs from 7:15 p.m. December 31 to 2:15 a.m. on January 1.
“New Year's Eve is a traditional time for celebration,” said Mayor Deb Higgins. “Ding in the New Year program offers residents a convenient way to travel to celebrations and home safely. I'm pleased Moose Jaw Transit and SGI are again partnering to offer this program and we encourage all party goers to choose to travel safely and ride the bus New Year's Eve.”
“SGI is proud to support the Ding in the New Year program once again to help people get home safely,” said Minister Responsible for SGI, Donna Harpauer. “Start the new year off right with the resolution that you will always plan a safe ride home, beginning on New Year's Eve with a free bus ride courtesy of Moose Jaw Transit.”
“The holidays are a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the hope and promise of a new year,” said Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa. “Let's celebrate responsibly and keep our community safe by planning a safe ride home.”
Moose Jaw Transit service will operate on a regular Saturday schedule and operators will deviate from regular routes (within reason) to deliver groups of people to out-of-way celebration venues. Route information may be obtained from the telephone directory, the City of Moose Jaw website www.moosejaw.ca, the transit operators, or by calling the Transit Office at 306-694-4488.
This year, one lucky rider can win a $100 VISA gift card and a one-month transit pass just for uploading their picture riding the bus on SGI's Facebook page or twitter, using #dinginthenewyear and #CityMJ, while taking advantage of the free ride.
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.