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Taxi Drivers Prepare For New Year's Eve

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - While many folks will be busy ringing in the New Year, taxi drivers will be out to make sure celebrators make it home safely.

"New Year's Eve is always the busiest time of year for us. We're tripling the amount of drivers out on the road, office staff, more people answering phones and dispatchers," Midessa Transportation Manager, Phillip Draper, said.

Midessa Transportation says they're sending out all their drivers out and will be waiting around the clock for calls.

"We have 12 cars out tonight. We do have cars that are on standby, so if I need them, I'll call them in," Draper said.

Midessa Transportation says their drivers will be working split shift New Years Eve to accommodate the need for a safe ride home.

"We have drivers come in part of the day and then return at night, so we can have more drivers on the road; we want to respond to calls quicker and take people home quicker," Draper said.

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