Halloween in Corvallis brings the joy of trick or treating, costume parties, and massive amounts of alcohol for some. Lieutenant Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department says that between the numerous cab companies in Corvallis and the SafeRide program for OSU students, there is no reason that someone would have to drive intoxicated or walk home alone. Wood cautions partiers to be safe, and on that note, there are services for students and non-students.
For OSU students, the Associated Students of Oregon University (ASOSU) has a free SafeRide service taking students home or to the OSU campus. The program operates throughout Corvallis and Philomath. Their app may be your best option for using the program because the program has policies, boundaries, and hours of operation which may conflict with your weekend plans. Low on data this month? Go low tech and call to book a pickup. The SafeRide program operates from
6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Non-students looking for a free ride home can make use of the City of Corvallis Fareless Night Owl Bus, for those who live along the offered routes. The Night Owl Bus routes are up and running as of Oct. 1. Service runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:45 p.m. until 2:45 a.m. through June 5, with the exception of Thanksgiving and OSU’s winter break. A bonus of the Night Owl Bus is that each bus has a bike rack in case your bike is drunk, too.
When your Halloween partying takes you far into the night or you are SOL for the freebie rides, a quick Internet search yields a fair number of taxi listings in Corvallis. You may want to cut out this list and keep it with you just in case:
Ali’s Taxi: 541-829-1103
Hub Cab: 541-738-9000
Beaver Cab: 541-738-8294
Going Green Taxi: 541-738-9000
Roadrunner Taxi: 541-766-8294
Corvallis Pedicab: 541-609-8949
1 Cab Inc.: 541-223-6007
Orange Taxi: 541-979-6622
The ASOSU SafeRide Program can be contacted at 541-737-5000, or request a ride through their app, from Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.totuit.tapride.oregonstate&hl=en or from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferide-osu/id930134879?mt=8.
Night Owl City Bus route information is available at http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=180.
By Rachel Henevoy