Free rides for New Year’s Eve partiers 30 Dec 11

Several local businesses will be offering free non-alcoholic drinks to sober drivers, and there are also several free public transportation options for Saturday’s New Years Eve celebrations.

In the metro area, Metro Transit trips on the Hiawatha Light Rail line and more than 25 bus routes will be free from 6 p.m. Saturday through the last scheduled trip of the night. More information is available at

In Waseca, if you pay for a ride to the bar or club with Taxi Connection, you can move between them or get a ride home for free. Flying Time Taxi in Waseca is offering free rides to and from the bars.

Other communities may be offering similar deals – if you know of any transit options in your neighborhood, pass them along to us at