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Be a good wingman, make a safe choice & ride the bus FREE on New Year’s Eve

For immediate release: Fri, 2019-12-27 09:46
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For the past 30 years, SGI and Saskatoon Transit have partnered to offer free late night transit service on New Year’s Eve, ensuring everyone has a safe ride home. This year is no different! SGI is once again sponsoring free rides in the evening and Saskatoon Transit has extended the free service to all day.  

“Having free Transit service on New Year’s Eve removes a barrier when making decisions on how to get home after a night out,” says Jim McDonald, Director, Saskatoon Transit“We encourage everyone to plan their route before heading out using the real-time mobile app called Transit.”    

Residents are encouraged to think about using a variety of transportation modes on busy nights like New Year’s Eve. Multi-modal options are available on the mobile app, TransitYou can plan your trip taking the bus out of the downtown or busy areas and book your ride share for the short distance home all right from the app. “We are proud to be a part of integrating public and private modes of transportation,” says Carlo Triolo, General Manager, Riide. “Transit+ seamlessly integrates a Riide vehicle with a transit connection, hailing a Riide to connect your bus journey with a vehicle for hire. 

By combining modes of transportation using the transit app residents can minimize wait times and costs.  

Free bus service will be available on Tuesday, December 31, until 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1 (times may vary slightly by route).  

“There is no reason for impaired driving, especially on New Year’s Eve,” says McDonald. “We are thankful to have SGI as a partner in providing free transit service to all on New Year’s Eve.”  

“We want everyone to enjoy their New Year’s Eve, but we also want everyone to make it home safe,” said Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave. “So while you’re planning your festivities, also plan ahead for a safe ride home. SGI is proud to sponsor ‘Wing in the New Year’ as another great option.”