Cab drivers, designated driver services offer discounts on NYE

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 1:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Ringing in the New Year is one of the busiest days for cab drivers and designated driver services. Ziggy Palumbo, who works for Cardinal Cab, said reservations from party-goers were pouring in early Tuesday morning for the night’s festivities. 

Palumbo along with founder of CityScoot, Mark Roberts, anticipate call volume on New Year’s to be non-stop, but while business pours in these drivers said they are also working hard to keep people from becoming a statistic.

“Every person we get home safe and sound potentially makes a huge difference,” said Roberts.  CityScoot will of course meet you at your car and then drive your vehicle to your destination. Roberts said the cost is comparable to a cab. CityScoot does not take reservations, whereas cabs such as Cardinal Cab do and are suggesting you call ahead. Palumbo said one way to get a cab if you don’t call ahead is to make yourself visible and be ready to leave as soon as you flag a cab. Certain bars will also be providing cabs free of charge such as Bearno’s on Main Street downtown for a few hours.

Brown-Forman teamed up with CityScoot, Yellow Cab, and  Bradford Health Services to provide $15 vouchers. Around 3,000 vouchers were given to the public and there are some left if you visit http://soberrideky.com/wp/ you can sign up.
 

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