Yellow Cab brings back Tipsy? Taxi! on New Year's Eve
By By Erik Maza
The Baltimore Sun|
Dec 22, 2011 | 11:22 AM
The Tipsy? Taxi! service from Yellow Cab, which offers free cab rides on several holidays throughout the year, is returning to Baltimore on New Year's Eve.
It'll be the fourth year in a row the service, which has been criticized for being sluggish and dropping calls, will be offered in the city.
On the 31st, the Charm City Circulator with also have extended hours.
Tipsy? Taxi!, sponsored by Yellow Cab, AAA Mid-Atlantic, and this year, the Motor Vehicle Administration, aims to keep drunk drivers off the road on drinking holidays. It's typically also offered during the July 4th and St. Patrick's Day.
On New Year's Eve, the service is offered to anyone over 21 from midnight to 4 a.m. Cabs only take guests from a bar to their homes. The service is available within Baltimore city limits only and cover cab rides under $50.
Those wishing to use the service, call 877-963-Taxi.
One change this year is the sponsor, which in the past had been the State Highway Administration. The MVA is the sponsor this year because the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the service's original partner, is now a division of the MVA instead of the SHA, said a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. It's not clear if the SHA stepped out after it had begun an inquiry looking into complaints over the service last year.