December 18, 2013
Semester Break Parking and Transit Changes
During the break between the fall and spring semesters, demand for student parking is greatly reduced. As a result, Parking and Transportation Services does not control many of the student areas for permits during this period.
In general, both single use commuter lots (C6 and C8) and all residential lots - with the exception of R17 (Wildcat Coal Lodge) - are not controlled for permits beginning Saturday, December 21. All employee lots will remain on control, including the joint use Employee/Commuter lots. Even though these lots are not controlled for permits, they are still monitored for other parking violations to include, but not limited to, parking in fire lanes, on yellow lines, and in disabled parking.
The Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (Parking Structure #3) and the UK HealthCare Parking Garage (Parking Structure # 8), will remain open at all times. No attendant will be on duty on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1 at these two garages.
The R6, R7, R8, R9, R16 and R18 lots will resume normal parking control for permits for the designated lots on January 2. The R3 and R10 lots will go on control January 8. The R4, R5, R11, R14, and C6 lots will go on control January 13. The K lots and C8 lot will resume control January 21.
Most regular CATS and Lextran campus bus service will not operate between semesters. For the 2013-14 semester break, PTS will operate one CATS bus on the Summer/Break Route. The abbreviated route will run December 23-24, January 2 - 3, and January 6-10 from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please view the Summer/Break Route for pick-up times and locations. The Medical Center Shuttle will not operate on December 25 or January 1. To support continual operations at the UK Hospital, the route will run 6:00 a.m. until midnight December 24, 26 - 27, and December 30-31, but with only two buses on the route. The route will return to regular service on January 2. The Kentucky Clinic Shuttle will not operate on December 25 or January 1; however, it will run a regular schedule on December 26–28 and December 30. On December 24 and December 31, the Kentucky Clinic Shuttle morning route will operate from 6:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the afternoon route will operate from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The route will resume regular service on January 2.
The On-Demand Night bus will resume service on Sunday, January 12, operating from 7 p.m. to midnight with one bus to accommodate students returning to campus. On-demand service will also operate 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14. The Yellow Night Route will resume on Monday, January 13. All other CATS routes and the Lextran Stadium Route will resume regular service on Wednesday, January 15.
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.