Columbia, SC (WLTX) - If you're going out in the downtown Columbia area, don't forget about the annual New Year's Eve Free Cab Ride program.
The first 10 dollars are free as long as you are heading to a home or hotel in Richland or Lexington County. Cabs will be stationed Near the Fountain in Five Points, near the Tin Roof bar in the Vista, and near the corner of Lady Street and Sumter Street from 11 pm until 3 a.m.
The program is offered by Budweiser of Columbia and Checker Yellow Cab.
People are asked to follow these tips for the best service:
1) Call 803-799-3311. To take advantage of the program you must call Checker Yellow Cab prior to the ride or let the driver know you are a Budweiser Alert Cab Rider.
2) Be ready with the name of the bar, business location, or phone number of the place from which you are calling.
3) Check the cab for all personal items prior to exiting. Drivers are independent contractors and generally go directly to the next available call on New Year's Eve.
4) Do not bring open containers into the cab.
5) Please do not offer the driver alcohol.