March 14, 2011
TaxiCats Service to End March 31
The TaxiCats program, which offers special, flat rate discounted taxi service for University of Kentucky students, will end effective Thursday, March 31.
After March 31, UK students and employees will still have a number of late night transportation options, including on- and off-campus bus services, trolley service and a safety escort service.
Parking & Transportation Services offers the Yellow Night Route, which runs Monday through Thursday, between 6 p.m. and midnight, and the Green Night Route, which operates Friday and Saturday between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Additionally, PTS operates an On-Demand Night Bus service Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight, and Monday through Thursday, from midnight to 5 a.m. Students and employees may telephone the driver directly at (859) 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. To view campus bus routes and schedules, visit www.uky.edu/pts/buses-and-shuttles_campus-shuttles.
Members of the campus community can reach SAFE CATS, the student safety escort services, by calling (859) 257-SAFE (257-7233).
For off-campus transportation, students and employees may utilize LexTran buses and the COLT Trolley system. Routes and schedules for these services can be found at www.lextranonthemove.org and http://colttrolley.com. LexTran's fare is $1 per ride, while Colt Trolley service is free of charge. UK students may also take advantage of Student Government’s Cats Cruiser service for free, while non-students ride for $1. More information on the program can be found at http://uksga.org/catscruiser.
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.