Dial A Ride On Local Buzz Bus This Weekend

Artwork by local student Lewis Harvey. Courtesy photo

DWI-PC News:

The Los Alamos County DWI-Planning Council (DWI-PC) has worked hard this year and with the help of Atomic City Transit (ACT), they aren’t done quite yet.

As a way to improve safety in the community, the DWI-PC is offering safe rides to and from home with the “Buzz Bus.” If you are concerned about the roads during the holiday weekend, free transportation is available.

ACT will accept reservations for free transportation starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. Rides can be scheduled for Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31 by calling 661-RIDE (7433).

Free rides are available 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 and reservation slots are available and accepted all day until 12:30 a.m.

Ride service is available 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 and reservation slots are available until 1:30 a.m.

“The Planning Council is very excited about is a new partnership with Atomic City Transit to provide safe rides,” DWI-PC Coordinator Kirsten Bell said. “As we look forward to 2017, additional events will be funded that may include St. Patrick’s Day and Friday nights during the Summer Concerts season.”

The DWI-Planning Council has worked the last quarter of the year on projects at Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School for Red Ribbon Week in conjunction with Metzger’s and the donation of soil and an array of activities during DWI Awareness week this month. The month rounded out with a poster contest in which posters are judged and displayed in Atomic City busses to heighten awareness.

The DWI-PC also has worked on a strategic plan with final completion done in January. Their work will direct goals for the DWI program for the next three years.

“We are very excited about the work being done and hope to create a strong program that will make a difference in our goal of reducing DWI and eliminating alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and deaths in our County,” Bell said.

The DWI-PC meets 8:30-10 a.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Municipal Building and is always interested in community participation.

Direct questions to DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell at kirsten.bell@lacnm.us or 505.662.8241.