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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
January 28, 2011

Spring Break Ride Home Express
PTS Announces Online Sales, Other Changes

UK Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is making some changes to its Ride Home Express service for the 2011 Spring Break offering. PTS Ride Home Express is an express bus service travelling to hometowns and break destinations during the major academic breaks. The service provides an economical and efficient alternative as compared to other means of travel. For Spring Break, PTS will change its ticketing process, offering online sales for most groups, as well as providing streamlined destinations based on past ticket sales.

For the first time, UK students are able to register and pay for their trip via the Web by logging on to the Parking Account Manager with their Link Blue ID. BCTC students are also able to pay for trip registration online using their KCTCS login.

For the Spring Break edition of the Ride Home Express, PTS will operate four routes, with a total of 16 stops. The final destinations include the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; and Nashville, TN. After Spring Break, PTS administration will evaluate the routes and make a decision as to add additional routes for the coming school year. For individual route maps, visit www.uky.edu/pts/buses-and-shuttles_ride-home-express.

PTS recommends registering for the trip as soon as possible. Space is limited, and seats will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline for online purchase is Thursday, March 3. For more information on the Ride Home Express, including a list of fares, visit the Ride Home Express page or the Ride Home Express Frequently Asked Questions.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear campus parking and transportation information. The station broadcasts 24 hours, 7 days a week.