Have you ever pondered the long drive home after a social occasion and determined it wasn’t worth heading out?
Two new, nearby riding services are supporting to fill a want for flexible non-public shipping in our region, Sober Bob’s in Batemans Bay and Bega Taxi and Booking Service inside the Bega Valley are here to get you to the ones events and get-togethers – and a lot more.
Both had been able to take gain of the developing Uber way of life as well as a relaxation in taxi guidelines designed to growth delivery alternatives in usa regions.
According to remarks both new agencies’ have received in man or woman and on social media, Sober Bob’s and Bega Taxi and Booking Service are a whole lot wished inside the communities they serve.
“People had been crying out for higher transport options within the Eurobodalla,” says Jennifer Hawke, who runs Sober Bob’s with her husband Tiger.
The problem and once in a while miserableness of both abstaining from consuming or cautiously monitoring alcohol consumption, in particular after latest adjustments to drink-using laws, is part of the agricultural transport story.
But it’s now not just social alcohol intake that leaves some drivers undeserving and wanting delivery options – as Jennifer explains, there are many reasons human beings can also need a non-public shipping service.
“We have a whole lot of people call us who’ve been to the dentist or medical doctor and had anesthesia, or who can also were admitted to sanatorium in Bateman’s Bay after which transferred to Moruya and want a way to get home after they are dicharged,” she explains.
The carrier that Jennifer and Tiger provide is specially available because they pressure you and your vehicle to your own home, putting an end to morning vehicle series all the time.
Tiger, Jennifer and the drivers they appoint are all absolutely insured and paintings in groups for additonal safety and security – one character drives you and your vehicle whilst the alternative follows to provide the driver a ride after losing you off.
Sober Bob’s also has an errand going for walks and meals shipping carrier inside the Bateman’s Bay, Long Beach and Batehaven location, known as ‘Bob Gets’.
“We will select up or deliver whatever in that area, as long as it is able to healthy in a general automobile,” Jennifer says.
Down south, Bega Taxi and Booking Service Proprietor Bruce Taprell has a fleet of cars to suit each want, consisting of an eight-seater van and several NDIS licensed, wheelchair handy cars.
The offerings are to be had from 6 am until at the least eleven pm seven days a week throughout the Bega Valley.
With his roots in farming, owner Bruce moved to the Bega Valley from Cootamundra where he still owns the local taxi carrier, a ruin repair enterprise and a window fabrication business.
He purchased the Merimbula- Eden Taxi Service in October last year just days earlier than it changed into because of forestall buying and selling.
As properly as private transport around metropolis, the commercial enterprise is a hyperlink to Merimbula Airport, with transport to and from surrounding cities and villages and a courier carrier for urgent parcel deliveries. There are no distance limits with wellknown taxi meter rates charged.
Spokesperson Grant Webster says there are a ways-reaching positive impacts already beginning to be felt.
“There are genuinely positive implications for the Bega Vallet economy related to having a reliable taxi carrier, we already have one pub thinking about staying open longer now humans recognise they could get domestic correctly and other groups open at night in town, which include eating places, will likely advantage as well,” he says.
Both new businesses appreciate that being on name and having gradual times are component and parcel of going for walks a non-public transport business in a rural region. They are hoping that dialling a motive force will become a part of the cost of a night time out and seen as worth it in phrases of preserving ourselves and others safe at the roads.
For Jennifer and Tiger, making the roads safer is part of their suggestion for beginning Sober Bob’s.
“We have 15-yr-old twins, who are autistic and who will be using soon,” Jennifer says “so something we are able to do to hold drunk drivers off the roads sounds desirable to us!”