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Local ‘safe rides’ home for New Year’s Eve

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ALBANY, N.Y. – As the Capital Region looks to ring in the New Year, NEWS10 has compiled a ways to get home safely.

We'll continue to update this page as counties and local transportation agencies anounce NYE safe ride plans.

ALBANY COUNTY:

Free rides will be provided in Albany County by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti from 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

All you have to do is call 1-800-law1010 to request a ride.

BENNINGTON COUNTY:

The Bennington Sheriff's Office will partner with Bennington Taxi on New Year's Eve to ensure everyone has a safe ride home.

The program will offer free rides home from an establishment between 10 p.m. New Year's Eve and 2 a.m. New Year's Day.

Anyone needing a ride home should contact Bennington Taxi at 802-442-9052.

RENSSELAER COUNTY:

Rensselaer Co. will have two county owned vehicles in operation between 11 p.m. New Year's Eve and 2 a.m. New Year's Day. The vehicles will be driven by volunteers from various county agencies.

Those interested in a safe ride home are urged to call 518-266-7683.

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Free rides will be provided in Albany County by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti from 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

All you have to do is call 1-800-law1010 to request a ride.

SARATOGA COUNTY:

CDTA is also offering special Saratoga First Night transportation service on New Year's Eve.   Attendees who show First Night buttons may ride for free on all regular Saratoga bus routes and the two special shuttle routes from 5:00 pm through 1:00am. On New Year's Day, January 1, service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule.

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Free rides will also be provided in Albany County by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti from 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

All you have to do is call 1-800-law1010 to request a ride.

SCHENECTADY COUNTY:

Free rides will be provided in Albany County by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti from 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

All you have to do is call 1-800-law1010 to request a ride.

OTHER:

Thanks to the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, free cab rides will be available in the Capital District, Amsterdam and Utica, Springfield. Mass., and Burlington, Vt. from 10 p.m. New Year's Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.

By dialing 1800LAW1010 or Star Star LAW (**LAW) on a mobile phone, area residents will be connected with an operator that will coordinate a free ride from their location to their place of residence. 

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To help support Capital Region Stop DWI efforts, CDTA will offer free bus service from 8:00PM on New Year's Eve, December 31, through 1:00AM on January 1.

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