The Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department is reminding residents that they can opt for a low-cost taxi ride home rather than get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol during the holiday season.
Project HOME (Helping Others Make it home Every time) is a collaborative initiative with Las Cruces Shuttle and Taxi by which a person or group who has been drinking any amount of alcohol can call (575) 524-TAXI to be picked up for a discounted ride home. For up to two people, the taxi fee is a flat $5 to any destination within Doña Ana County. For up to four people, the flat fee is $10. Grant funding pays the balance of the transportation charges.
The service is intended to get people home safe and decrease the amount of DWIs in Doña Ana County. Project HOME will only take people from a bar or residence to that person’s current residence.
The program is available on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.