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Homecoming Safe Ride Shuttle

November 1, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif – Desert Roadrunner in cooperation with efforts of local law enforcement agencies, such as the Blythe Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol to prevent impaired driving within the Palo Verde Valley, is providing a Homecoming Safe Ride Shuttle on Friday and Saturday November 2 and 3 from 7:00 pm to 2:30 am California Time.

The shuttle will be picking up and dropping off riders’ at all major Homecoming event locations within the valley. Cost to ride the shuttle is $5 per person one way, exact fare is required. The shuttle will also be available for pickups and drop offs anywhere in the Palo Verde Valley and Ehrenberg for those who need a sober ride home. To book a trip on the shuttle please call 760-922-4900 any time during the evening or contact your event’s coordinator for information on a designated driver or to call the shuttle.

Once you call 760-922-4900 a bus will be dispatch to your location and will take you to your next destination along a route which is designed to pick up other event goers along the way. To ensure that all riders are picked up safely and efficiently both transit security and members of the Blythe Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol will be along the bus routes assisting shuttle drivers with passenger safety.

Efforts to create this much needed service for the Homecoming weekend were started last year by Mayor and transit Board Vice Chairman Oscar Galvan with support by transit Board Chairman Joey DeConinck and Vice-Mayor and transit Board member Sam Patel.

Sponsoring business that have made contributions to offset the cost of this important shuttle service are; River Run Sports Bar and Grill, Americas Best Value Inn, Larry Green Auto Group, DeConinck Farms, Discount Liquor, Sandy Hudson, KJMB 100.3, BNB Golf Management, and Desert Air Ambulance.

The goal of this community shuttle service is simply to prevent those who attend local Homecoming events and the public at large from being involved in an incident or traffic collision caused by or contributed to the use of Alcohol. Tens of thousands of arrests are made annually in California involving impaired driving. Many arrests are result from traffic collisions and in the most serious cases many fatalities happen as a result of individuals drinking and choosing to drive.

For this Homecoming weekend make the right choice and designate a sober driver or hop on to the local Homecoming Safe Ride Shuttle.

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