Regina Transit and SGI offer free transit service on New Year’s Eve
Dec. 4, 2014
Regina Transit and SGI are partnering to offer free transit and paratransit service for residents on New Year’s Eve with the 27th annual Ding in the New Year. The free bus service will run from 7 p.m. on December 31 to 2:15 a.m. on January 1.
"City Council is always very proud to offer Ding in the New Year as an alternative,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We all know too well the potential cost of impaired driving. Having a safe ride home could make all the difference in the world for Regina families.”
“New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family,” said SGI Vice President of the Saskatchewan Auto Fund, Earl Cameron. “Impaired driving continues to be one of the top contributing factors of traffic fatalities in Saskatchewan. SGI wants you to always plan a safe ride home and Ding in the New Year is another option to ensure you get home to your friends and family safely.”
“There is never an excuse for drinking and driving,” said Police Chief Troy Hagen. “With Ding in the New Year adding free transit and paratransit service to the list of options for getting home on New Year’s Eve, it is our hope that no celebration is marred by injury or loss of life due to drinking and driving.”
Regina Transit offers options for residents to plan their routes on New Year’s Eve and all year round. Residents are encouraged to visit Regina.ca to access TransitLive.com or download the City App for real time schedule information and to see bus routes near their locations. Or they can text their bus stop number to 306-596-6136 and receive a text in seconds with the time the next bus will arrive. Residents can use TransitLive.com on their computers or smartphones. They can also call the Ride Line at 306-777-RIDE (7433) for more information. The Ride Line will be open until 2:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Ding in the New Year is provided by the City of Regina, SGI, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and long-time sponsors Z99, JACK FM, NewsTalk 980, the Leader Post, CTV and Printwest.
On behalf of the City of Regina, SGI and Regina Police Service, have a happy and responsible New Year.
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.