How to get around this New Year's Eve in Sask. cities
Customers can flag down Saskatoon Transit buses tonight
Party-goers are set to hit the streets on New Year's Eve, so we thought we'd put together a list of some transportation options in Saskatchewan's biggest cities.
In Saskatoon, buses are free between 8 p.m. and 2:45 a.m., with free shuttle service to Prairieland Park from downtown. Not only that, customers can flag down a bus on ANY point during its route (meaning you don't have to wait at designated stops) because it's so cold out.
"Tonight it's going to be bitterly cold, it's going to be -29C, with the wind chill, making it feel like -37C," said Bob Howe, Director of Saskatoon Transit. "We don't want people getting caught between bus stops, feeling like they've missed a bus. So if that does happen, and the bus is coming, please, stand on the curb and wave your arms, get the bus driver's attention, and he or she will pull over and pick you up."
In Regina, free bus service will be offered from 7 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on regular routes.
OPERATION RED NOSE
The volunteer chauffeur service will be driving partiers and their cars home in Saskatoon and Regina tonight, on a first come, first served basis. The service runs from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (306-260-7515 in Saskatoon, 306-949-2400 in Regina)
ZERO 8 DESIGNATED DRIVERS
The Saskatoon-based designated driver service will be picking up merry-makers tonight. Call 306-262-3308 to book ahead.
The old stand-by might work tonight, but cabbies are going to be very busy. Expect to wait between one to three hours for a taxi.