Everyone likes a free ride, right? Well, thanks to Coors Light, New Year’s Eve Party Goers will get a free ride on the light rail cars after 7pm.
But, if you drive to a park and ride lot, jump on a train, go get hammered on New Year’s Eve and take the train back to your car, you’ll be fine, right? Well, that’s probably not the real message the people at METRO and the big wigs at Coors Light, the City of Phoenix and Tempe want you to get from their latest PR play but…
Are you ready to celebrate? Coors Light and Valley Metro are teaming up to urge partygoers to "Freeze the Keys" and ride for free on New Year’s Eve.
Beginning at 7 p.m. all rides on buses, light rail and ADA-Dial-a-Ride are free until 2 a.m. on January 1. Plan ahead and schedule your transit trip to ring in the new year! For trip planning information, visit valleymetro.org or call 602.252.5000. Valley Metro Customer Service will be available on New Year’s Eve from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Valley Metro will offer enhanced light rail service on New Year’s Eve to accommodate special events such as the Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill. The Block party will also be served by Valley Metro bus service from the Tempe Transportation Center until 2 a.m. Click here for more information.
Riders can utilize park-and-rides to catch the bus or train and taxi cabs are available all night long to complete your trip. Contact 1-800-TAXICAB or www.1800TAXICAB.com to plan ahead.
“This is a win and a great service for the Phoenix region,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Party-goers this New Year will be able to count on free and safe transportation to downtown and regional events, and I’m hoping to keep this service going for years to come.”
Valley Metro wants riders and communities to experience a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve. Coors Light Free Rides® are a way of extending our appreciation to our loyal riders. For more information, text FREE RIDES to 90464 or call 1-800-FREE-RIDES. Join the "Freeze the Keys" conversation by sharing your story at #CelebrateSafe to @valleymetrorpta.
Valley Metro Rail will provide extended service until 2 a.m. to accommodate NYE celebrations. Take the train to Mill Ave/3rd St station for the Tempe NYE Block Party.
- Valley Metro bus routes (with the exception of 11 Tempe bus routes) will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
- Bus service in Tempe will be extended to serve the New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue. Click here for more information.
- Park at any one of the nine Valley Metro Rail park-and-rides to catch the train.
- If you need assistance safely reaching your final destination, call 1-800-TAXICAB or go to www.1800TAXICAB.com.
To learn more, visit coorslightfreerides.com. You can also join the Twitter conversation using #CelebrateSafe.