Tipsy Taxi is a service we provide to UC Davis undergraduate students every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night during the school year. Simply put, we are a free door-to-door transportation service (with some exceptions).
Please consult our calendar to see in further detail what days and dates we provide service, as it is updated every academic quarter. Our hours of operation are 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM. During that time, you can download the TapRide app on your smartphone or call our operators at (530) 752-6666. The app method is recommended.
You must be an UC Davis undergraduate student or faculty member in order to ride Tipsy Taxi. Undergraduates pay ASUCD fees and with those funds the ASUCD helps subsidize Tipsy Taxi. Therefore, you may be asked to present a valid AggieCard before boarding, so please keep it with you.
Tipsy Taxi runs four different vans of varying capacities. At least half of the vans running on any given night are fully ADA-compliant. If you have any special needs or requests with your pick-up, please be sure to let the operator know either by phone or in the “special accommodations” section of the TapRide app.
If you are planning on riding Tipsy Taxi, please be aware of some of our rules. We have a no tolerance policy for open containers of alcohol on board our buses. Do not bring opened containers of alcohol or the driver will confiscate them. Please note that we will occasionally utilize both I-80 and CA-113 to get from opposite ends of Davis quickly. When they do, the drivers will turn off all interior lights. During that time, no flash photography is allowed. While we discourage flash photography at all times while riding Tipsy Taxi, it is especially unsafe to do it while on the freeway. Lastly, every rider must be able to board the vehicle under his or her own power. We are not an ambulance service and we will not provide service to Sutter Davis Hospital. Also, we know most of our riders are intoxicated, but it must be within reason. It is a liability to both STS/Tipsy Taxi and UC Davis to have a rider who either has or could potentially lose consciousness while on the vehicle. If someone does lose consciousness while on the vehicle, we will call 911 and stay in the same spot until the emergency personnel arrive. Lastly, if you feel like you need to vomit while riding Tipsy Taxi, please ask the driver for the trash can and they will gladly provide it or pull over at the next safe location. If someone vomits in the vehicle, it puts the vehicle out of commission for at least an hour (which can have negative effects on our ridership capacities).
If you have any further questions, feel free to call (530) 752-9835 during business hours, (530) 752-6666 during hours of Tipsy Taxi service, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.