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City Officials Announce the Return of the Holiday Cab Program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Monday afternoon, Fort Wayne officials announced the return of the Holiday Cab program. It provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during the holiday season.

This is the program's 27th year of service. This year's program will run from Thursday, December 18 through Thursday, January 1 from 8:00 p.m., to 2:00 a.m.

The Holiday Cab program provides a great community service,” Director of Public Safety Rusty York said.  “We applaud and support their mission to reduce impaired driving and get everyone home safely.”    

The goal of the program is to prevent the tragedies that can and do occur when drivers drive drunk or impaired, said Rita Junk, Holiday Cab administrator.

We believe we’re making a difference by providing cab rides for people who have gone out to party or attended a holiday event and need a safe ride home,” Junk said.  “Law enforcement officers encourage residents to use our ride home, so that you won’t have to use their (law enforcement’s) ride home, after being arrested.”

The Holiday Cab program will provide free rides home to those who live within a 10-mile radius of downtown Fort Wayne.  Those who live farther can still use the cab service, but will have to pay the difference, beyond the 10-mile radius.

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