Many options available for safe rides home from New Year’s parties

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Getting to a party and then home safely might be the biggest decision you make on New Year’s Eve. One thing's clear: There are many ways to get from point A to point B.

“We have a designated driver,” said Emily Nelles who drove from Leavenworth.

“We are join going to take an Uber,” said Bryan Jackson. He plans to celebrate on the Country Club Plaza.

The popular way to go is by car; it's warmer and faster. There's carpooling, cabs, Ztrips, and Uber rides. Uber sent out emails with a breakdown of their planned price surge. Last year, Brady Pyle got hit with a massive bill.

“We were trying to get a normal cab because or the surge and we couldn't so we tried to get an Uber. With the 6.5, it ended up being about $150 for two miles,” he said.

To avoid the highest fares, catch a ride just after midnight or have your Uber app notify you when the surge drops.

If you can't wait, there are more than 400 cabs, 50 Ztrips, and 100 black cars to choose from. Terry O'Toole says it's the busiest night for the Kansas City Transportation Group.

“We look at it like if we get you there for one amount of money, that's the same amount of money that will take you home. You can plan on that,” said O’Toole.

Whichever way you choose, just get there safely. There are no excuses for driving drunk.