University of Kentucky Parent Association

Frequently Asked Questions - Parking

Where can my student find bus schedules for CATS and LexTran?
Students do not pay a fare when riding the LexTran campus buses and the Campus Area Transit System (CATS) shuttle buses. (A fare is associated with LexTran service off campus). Support for these bus services comes from parking permit fees. LexTran and CATS buses are all equipped with a wheelchair lift. Information on the CATS (Campus Area Transit System) bus service is available online at Routes for LexTran buses are available online at Copies of LexTran routes are also available outside the Student Government Office on the first floor of the Student Center.

Where can I park when I visit campus?
Visit for information on visitor parking.

How does the night bus service work?
The Yellow Night Route runs from 4:30pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday. That route is available online at In addition, the night service operates on demand for students who need transportation around campus, such as between Commonwealth Stadium and the residence halls. Students may telephone the driver directly at 221-RIDE (7433) to make pick-up requests. The bus driver will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests. Calls must be received at least 30 minutes prior to the end of on-demand service. The schedule for on-demand service is as follows:

Sunday                           7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday   11:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Parking & Transportation Services runs an after hours route, called the Green Route, to serve the campus community. The fixed 30 minute loop will run between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. during fall and spring semesters.

How does the motorist assistance program work?
Parking and Transportation Services has developed a motorist assistance program for UK students who have valid parking permits. Bluegrass Towing agrees to respond to calls to assist motorists 24 hours a day, anywhere in Fayette County. To be eligible for the UK discount, the tow truck driver will need to record your permit number prior to providing the service. For your convenience, tow truck drivers will accept cash, check or credit card at the scene. For more information on services provided please visit,

Who can my student contact to get their car jumped?
Some motorist assistance services are provided free of charge by Parking Services and the University Police. If you are parked on campus and you need to jump start your vehicle, we will attempt to assist with a Portable Jump Start System.

What is the Ride Home Express?
The PTS Ride Home Express will operate at the start and end of the Thanksgiving, winter semester and spring breaks, and will serve 29 cities along eight routes. The PTS Ride Home Express will provide reliable, comfortable and affordable transportation on deluxe motor coach buses to and from hometowns or break destinations during the three major academic breaks.

Where can I get a list of Ride Home Express routes and prices?