Mayor Graham Richard today announced the Holiday Cab program will begin Friday, December 16.

In its 18th year, the Holiday Cab program offers free cab rides to people who may be impaired. Cab rides are provided within a 10-mile radius of downtown Fort Wayne. The program runs December 16-31. Cabs are available from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. to take passengers to their homes. Potential riders cannot reserve rides or be taken from one event to another. Anyone needing a free cab ride should call 460-4654.

“The holidays are a great time to be with family and friends,” said Mayor Richard. “We want everyone to be safe this holiday season. Holiday cab provides a tremendous resource to our community as we work to be a safe city. We also salute our local law enforcement agencies for their commitment to keeping our roads as safe as possible.”

Holiday cab is a partnership among many local agencies and businesses.