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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
October 2, 2013

PTS Ride Home Express Ticket Sales Are Now Open

UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is now selling tickets for the Thanksgiving and Winter Break editions of its Ride Home Express bus service. The PTS Ride Home Express is an express bus service traveling 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.

The PTS Ride Home Express is starting its fourth year of operation this fall. For the 2013-2014 edition of the Ride Home Express, PTS will operate four routes, with a total of 18 stops. The final destinations include the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; and St. Louis, MO. Round-trip fares for the PTS Ride Home Express range from $55-$155 for round-trip rates; one-way fares begin at $30.

Ride Home Express is open to both students and employees. UK students and employees 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 and employees are able to pay for trip registration online using their KCTCS login. Ride Home Express registration will be available as an option under the "Purchase Permits" section once logged in. Riders utilizing the online option must pay using an American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard or Visa. All other riders must register and pay for their seats in person at the main PTS office, located in Parking Structure #6, at the corner of Press and Virginia Avenues. One-way fares may be purchased in person only.

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 purchase for Thanksgiving is Friday, Nov. 8; the deadline for Winter Break is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For more information on the Ride Home Express, including a list of fares and route maps, 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.