Ding in the New Year free transit service on New Year's Eve
Dec. 17, 2014
Moose Jaw Transit and SGI are partnering to offer free transit service for residents on New Year’s Eve with the 25th 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. Dec. 31 to 2:15 a.m. Jan. 1.
“Impaired driving continues to be a top contributor to collisions on Saskatchewan roads. SGI wants to reduce these injuries and fatalities, which is why we share this initiative with the City of Moose Jaw each year,” Minister Responsible for SGI, Don McMorris said. “Enjoy your New Year’s Eve celebration and please plan a safe ride home. Take advantage of the free transit to get home safe to your families.”
“I am pleased that Moose Jaw Transit and SGI are again partnering to offer the Ding in the New Year program to help people get home safely,” said Mayor Deb Higgins. “I encourage all party goers to plan a safe ride home, beginning on New Year’s Eve with a free bus ride courtesy of Moose Jaw Transit and SGI.”
“The holiday season provides opportunities to celebrate with family and friends,” said Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa. “Planning a safe ride home by taking advantage of programs like Ding in the New Year allows us to celebrate responsibly and keep our community safe.”
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.
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.