New Year's Eve is a time for celebrating, but if you've celebrated a little too much, it's time to call a cab.
If you can't afford one, Washington Regional Alcohol Program's 2013 Holiday SoberRide program will be offered Tuesday night, New Year's Eve, from 10 p.m. to Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. (The service has been offered throughout the holidays.)
To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare), call (800) 200-8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service
Important note:All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from (800) 200-8294. Patrons should not call a taxi company directly for SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program.
General SoberRide Information
WRAP's SoberRide, called one of the nation's most successful free cab ride programs for would-be impaired drivers, has helped to ensure greater Washington, DC residents have a safe way home on high-risk holidays. Since 1993, WRAP has provided more than 58,576 safe rides home.
WRAP's SoberRide provides a free cab ride home up to a $30 fare.
Callers are financially responsible for anything over $30.
All calls must originate in Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia; in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia.
You cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance. To receive a ride, you must call during the program hours. A SoberRide call operator will direct your request to the correct participating cab company.
Participating Taxi Companies:
Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
Manassas Cab Company (Prince William County)
Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
Silver Cab of Prince George's County (Prince George's County)
Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)
When waiting for a SoberRide, please watch for a cab from the participating taxi company in the area from which you are calling.