Plan ahead for a ride tonight

No buses running after 10pm and only one cab available for all of Trail.

As the countdown to midnight ends and the champagne toasts are over, New Year’s Eve revellers will be looking for a ride home.

Options for transportation will be limited this year for Trail party-goers, and police want residents to make a plan to get home safely.

There will be one taxi and no buses running past 10 p.m. on the streets of the Silver City tonight and Don Ross with Trail Taxi says calls for rides will be answered on a first-come-first-serve basis. He asks customers to be patient when waiting for a ride.

“We are running 24/7, but we answer calls as they come in,” he said adding that there will only be one cab on the job.

“We are going to try our best. If the calls are spaced out, it will work better, but if we get 10 calls at once, it will be a bit slower. It is going to be a busy night, especially because there is no transit.”

There used to be free bus service overnight in Trail, but a few years ago, the service was cancelled due to unruly passengers.

“We used to have three buses (running in Trail on New Year’s Eve),” said Sharman Thomas of Trail Transit.

“It just became problematic in the sense that there were a lot of kids, drinking too much, fighting, you know.

“The last time we ran it, a few years ago, it just didn’t work out.”

Sgt. Darren Oelke from the Trail RCMP says that the police will be out in force making sure everyone stays safe on the roads during the holiday season.

To book a cab on New Year’s Eve, call Trail Taxi at 250-921-6921. To see the Castlegar holiday bus schedule, visit www.bctransit.com.

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