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Safe Rides Home on New Years Eve in Eugene-Springfield

Matt Sayre
December 26, 2019

As we ring in the new year together again, Eugene and Springfield will have one more good reason to choose a safe ride home.

"A fun and safe way to say goodbye to 2019 and celebrate 2020's arrival is to leave the driving on New Year's Eve to LTD and other community partners," said Aurora Jackson, LTD's General Manager. "Because safety and fun go hand-in-hand, LTD is pleased to join TAO and local transportation providers to offer revelers a safe ride this New Year's Eve."

Many hundreds of people in Eugene-Springfield took our partners up on the inaugural offer for a discounted and Safe Ride Home on NYE last year, with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) incidents down 25% in the months of December 2018 and January 2019.

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST), with the support of City of Eugene Parking, is organizing a Safe Rides Home campaign. They are working together with Uber, Oregon Taxi, and Lane Transit District towards a shared goal to help ensure that everyone gets home safe.

Beginning on New Year’s Eve at 5pm until midnight, merrymakers can ride LTD for free. Then beginning at 8pm until 3am on New Year’s Day, additional smart transportation will include a $5 discount on a ride from Uber using app code “SAFERIDE2020” and Oregon Taxi riders can receive a $10 discount by using app code “SAFERIDE”.  This promotion is available to everyone in the Eugene-Springfield area.

"We're proud to partner with TAO in offering a discount code for people in Eugene and Springfield on New Year's Eve," said regional Uber spokesperson Nathan Hambley. "It's easy to make Uber your designated driver, so we encourage people to plan ahead to get home safely."

Let’s work together to keep our roadways and community members safe this New Year’s Eve, so everyone can have a healthy and happy new year.

Press Contacts:
Matt Sayre, Technology Association of Oregon, 503-701-7792 or matt.sayre@techoregon.org
Claire Roth, Better Eugene Springfield Transportation, 650-416-4802 or claire@best-oregon.org

 

 

About Technology Association of Oregon
Technology Association of Oregon is a local nonprofit working to build opportunities, better our economy and unify a voice for innovation in Oregon and beyond. TAO empowers businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, advocacy, resources and more.  For more information please visit www.techoregon.org

About Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation
BEST is a local nonprofit building a successful community by bringing people together to promote transportation options, safe streets, and walkable neighborhoods. For more information please visit www.best-oregon.org.


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