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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
June 27, 2012

PTS Hosts Annual Free Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing

Parking & Transportation Services invites the University community to its annual fireworks viewing on the top deck of Parking Structure #5 (located on South Limestone, next to Kennedy Book Store), in conjunction with Lexington’s Independence Day celebration.

Anyone with a valid UK parking permit can watch the annual Lexington 4th of July fireworks from the top level of Parking Structure #5 free of charge. The South Limestone gates to the parking garage will open at 8 p.m. on July 4 and will close at the beginning of the fireworks display. You are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and food and drinks are permitted. Grills, alcohol and fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted. Animals are prohibited, with the exception of service animals. Restrooms will be available.

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No CATS Bus Service on Wednesday, July 4

PTS will not offer any bus service on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. This includes the CATS Summer/Break Route, the Medical Center Route and the Kentucky Clinic Route. All bus service will resume normal operations on Thursday, July 5.

Riders can view the actual location of all CATS buses on all routes by using Cat Tracker, a real-time GPS-based bus locating system. Visit You can also track the buses via the free Transloc iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, by using your smart phone to scan the QR codes found on each bus stop sign or by using the SMS codes found at each bus stop.

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.