This map shows the bus stops and modified city route provided by Lassen Rural Bus and its sponsors as a free public service on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31. Chart submitted

Free rides home on New Year’s Eve

OK, you and your friends are out partying the night away on New Year’s Eve and you suddenly discovered you forgot to appoint someone as a designated driver and now everyone’s too intoxicated to get behind the wheel.

Not to worry. Lassen Rural Bus offers free rides home to make sure you arrive safe and sound after a night of revelry.

Lassen Rural Bus — in conjunction with the Diamond Mountain Casino, the T & A Lounge and Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon — again offers free rides home to residents within the city limits of Susanville on New Year’s Eve.

LRB will provide a modified city bus route from 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 for revelers on New Year’s Eve with stops at Modoc Street (8:42 p.m., 9:42 p.m. and 10:42 p.m.), the T & A Lounge (8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.), the Diamond Mountain Casino (8:16 p.m., 9:16 p.m. and 10:16 p.m.) and the Pioneer Saloon at Lassen Ale Works (8:34 p.m., 9:34 p.m. and 10:34 p.m).

Revelers can also take advantage of LRB’s free Night Route Service until 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day Tuesday, Jan. 1. Those who take advantage of the Night Route will be dropped off at their doorstep if they live within the city of Susanville.

If you need a ride home, call LRB at 252-7433 (252-Ride). For more information, go to

Have a great time this New Year’s Eve, but if you have too much to drink, make sure you get a safe ride home. Whatever you do, don’t drink and drive!