Free Car Service For DC Area Women Late At Night

2:35 PM, Jun 11, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- If you have ever felt unsafe hailing a cab late at night all by yourself or uncomfortable being alone with the cab driver, a local non-profit is now trying to change that. 

A former Miss DC and current board member for Collective Action for Safe Spaces - or CASS says,"My experience with taxi's in DC has been so bad in the past year that I've completely stopped hailing cabs," Jen Corey told DC council members last week at a hearing on taxicab safety.

The DC Taxicab Commission says more than 80% of all complaints against drivers come from women. But it's not just the drivers Corey is worried about.

CASS is now trying to bring a program called Right Rides to D.C. They would provide free late night free rides to women and LGBTQ individuals. 

The program has been up and running in New York for nearly ten-years.  RIght RIdes has provided over 6,000 safe rides since launching in New York in 2004.

If you like to learn more about how you can help bring Right Rides to DC, you can visit the website for RIght Rides

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