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03-17-2012, 08:40 AM #1
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NYC DOT gives free rides home for safe March Madness Celebration - NYC/NJ ONLY
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced the return of the Safe Rides Home giveawaythousands of free taxi, livery and public transit rides home to be distributed this month to coincide with the March Madness college basketball tournamentsand the release of the new, free You the Man Android app. Both are part of DOTs multi-platform You the Man safety campaign, which is designed to enhance safety on New York City streets by curbing drinking and driving. For the Safe Rides Home promotion, DOT is working with Diageo brands Guinness, Baileys and Bushmills to provide nearly 2,000 free debit cards valued at $15 apiece for New Yorkers to use in taxis or at MetroCard or other transit-ticket machines this month. In addition, 3,000 single-ride MetroCards will be distributed citywide as part of the program. The Safe Rides Home program reminds celebrants that they can count on friends and family members as designated drivers, as well as the citys transportation professionals: cab, livery and bus drivers and subway operators. The new Android-compatible app helps connect New Yorkers to their nearest TLC-approved car services and subway stations anywhere in New York City by using GPS.
NYC DOT Gives Free Taxi, Livery and Transit Rides Home For Safe Celebrating During "March Madness"