by December 14, 2012 at 11:00 am 2,033 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT] 


SoberRide starts this Friday. (Courtesy of SoberRide)

This holiday season, AT&T is partnering with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) to make sure the roads are safe for everyone.

The two groups are launching the SoberRide initiative, starting this Friday night (December 14) and going through New Year’s Day.

SoberRide will offer free rides to those in the greater DC area who have had a little too much holiday cheer. AT&T customers can call #WRAP to get a safe, free ride home, while others can dial 800-200-8294 (TAXI).

Remember, Grandma got run over by a reindeer, not a Range Rover. Stay safe, Borderstan!

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by March 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,681 0

SoberRide, WRAP, Saint, Patrick's, Day, DC

SoberRide program operating from 6 pm on March 17 to 6 am on March 18. (Courtesy WRAP)

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering one of its SoberRide programs for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. The hours are Saturday, March 17, from 6 pm to 6 am on Sunday, March 18.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI). Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.

Important notes:  All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from 1-800-200-8294.  Do not call a taxi company directly for SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program. When waiting for a SoberRide, please watch for a cab from the participating taxi company in the area from which you are calling (list below).

The Details

  • WRAP’s SoberRide provides a free cab ride home up to a $30 fare. Callers are financially responsible for anything over $30.
  • You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.
  • All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.
  • You cannot reserve a SoberRide or schedule a pickup in advance. To receive a ride, you must call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) during the program hours. A SoberRide call operator will direct your request to the correct participating cab company.

Participating Taxi Companies

  • Alexandria Yellow Cab (Alexandria)
  • Barwood, Inc. (Montgomery County)
  • Fairfax Yellow Cab (Fairfax County)
  • Loudoun Yellow Cab (Eastern Loudoun County)
  • Manassas Cab Company (Prince William County)
  • Red Top Cab Company (Arlington County)
  • Silver Cab of Prince George’s County (Prince George’s County)
  • Yellow Cab of District of Columbia (District of Columbia)
  • Yellow Cab of Prince William County (Prince William County)

by October 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm 1,483 0

BorderstanTogether with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) SoberRide initiative, AT&T is offering free taxi rides (up to $30) to anyone 21 and over in the DC area this Saturday night, October 29. Hours are 10 pm to 6 am.

AT&T customers can call #TAXI to get a safe, free ride home, while others can dial 800-200-TAXI.

WRAP’s SoberRide provides greater Washington, DC residents a safe way home on high-risk holidays, including the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween.

You can spread the word by tweeting:

  • Leave scary off the road this weekend. AT&T customers in DC can call #TAXI to get a #free ride home 10-29
  • Enjoy Halloween this year…and next. AT&T customers dial #TAXI, or call 800-200-TAXI to get a free ride 10-29
  • Keep “frightening” fun. DC area AT&T customers can call  #TAXI to get a free ride home 10-29

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