I appreciate the Union-Bulletin for its recent article and editorial publicizing the efforts of the Tipsy Taxi designated driver program to make sure people make it home safely from their holiday celebrations.
Although we got off to a slow start this year, the number of riders has increased and we hope that as people are making their plans for New Year's Eve that they include a designated driver in that plan. Tipsy Taxi will be available to be that safe ride home through New Year's Eve.
As noted in the article and editorial, there are several local businesses that donate goods or services to the Tipsy Taxi program and make it possible to provide this service at very little cost to the program.
Unfortunately one business was left out. Without the services provided by the local business Professional Telephone Answering Service, this program could not function as easily as it does. Its staff answers all the calls that come in and dispatches the Tipsy Taxi drivers to the various locations.
Again, I appreciate the Union-Bulletin for publicizing the program and to all our sponsors for their contributions to providing this free, safe ride home to many in our city.
Target Zero manager,
Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force