News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News


November 2, 2013

ISU: free taxis promote awareness

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University continues to expand on its alcohol-awareness programs by offering free taxi rides during a month-long pilot program.

The Safe Rides program provides free taxi rides through the Yellow Cab Company for Indiana State students in need of a ride Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., within the Terre Haute city limits.

To utilize the service, students should call Yellow Cab at 812-478-5000 to request pickup and show their Indiana State student ID to the driver.

The pilot program, which began Thursday and continues through Nov. 30, is funded through Indiana State’s Strategic Plan and the Student Wellness Initiative in conjunction with University Police.

The Safe Rides program expands on SoberRide, a similar program that has been conducted during Homecoming for the past three years.

SoberRide provides free transportation to Indiana State students who are concerned about driving themselves or riding in a car with another driver who may have been drinking.

On Homecoming Saturdays, students can simply go to marked stops along Wabash Avenue to board a 20-passenger shuttle back to campus.

SoberRide provided 343 rides to students during 2013 Homecoming.

“The original idea behind SoberRide was to expand to every weekend of the academic year,” said Aimee Janssen-Robinson, assistant dean of students for student advocacy.

Janssen-Robinson said there is interest from the Terre Haute community to partner with the university to make that expansion a reality, but a pilot was necessary to put together a budget and gauge student appeal.

“We will seek feedback from all partners and conduct focus groups with students at the conclusion of the pilot program,” Janssen-Robinson said. “If things go well, we will be seeking sponsorship to continue, such as sponsoring a month or a week at a time during the academic year.”

For more information about the program, contact Janssen-Robinson at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began
NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News