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2014-2015 Parking and Transportation Changes

Beginning on July 1, 2014, Parking and Transportation Services will enact the following changes:

  • Starting in fall 2014, the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) and the Sports Center Drive Lots will change permit designations. The Sports Center Garage will become residential (R7) parking, while maintaining some visitor parking areas. The Sports Center Drive lot adjacent to Cliff Hagan Stadium will change from residential (R3) parking to employee parking.
  • The Prall Street Lot, located at the corner of Prall Street and South Limestone, will no longer be managed by Central Parking as a visitor pay lot. Beginning later this summer, this lot will transition to a University of Kentucky Employee parking lot and will also have approximately 10-12 parking meters to accommodate short-term visitor parking needs.
  • Seminary Drive has transitioned to a reserved parking zone through a PTS pilot program with the College of B&E, College of Law and Public Relations.
  • Citations for parking at expired parking meters will increase to $25.
  • Impoundment fees will increase to $100.

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Summer Permits Now Available

Student summer permits are now available for students at a rate of $7 per week. Permits may only be purchased in person at Parking and Transportation Services in the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6). The permits may be issued for any number of weeks between May 12 and August 8, 2014.

Visit the Summer Parking page for more information on summer parking.

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Summer Parking Control Now in Effect

University parking lots are controlled for permits during the summer months, with the exception of the R3, E/K Soccer/Softball North and E/K Soccer/Softball South parking areas. Summer permits are available for students at a rate of $7 per week. Permits will go on sale Tuesday, May 13, and may only be purchased in person at the Parking and Transportation Services office, located in the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6). The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer permits may be purchased for any number of weeks between May 12 and August 8, 2014. Summer permits will not be required until Wednesday, May 14.

Please note that even when permits are not required, lots are still monitored for other parking violations such as parking in fire lanes, on yellow lines, and in disabled reserved parking.

For more information on summer parking policies, visit www.uky.edu/pts/parking-info_break-parking_summer.

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UK Named a Bicycle Friendly University

The University of Kentucky has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University. UK achieved a Bronze level designation and was one of only nine new universities to be named in the fall 2012 award class. The award gives UK the distinction of being the only Bicycle Friendly University in Kentucky. The UK Bicycle Advisory Committee, Parking and Transportation Services and the Office of Sustainability led the efforts which resulted in this honor.

The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, employees and visitors. Applicants are judged on their initiatives in five categories: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning.

To learn more about the Bicycle Friendly University program, visit www.bikeleague.org/university. A full list of Bicycle Friendly Universities can be found here.

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Cat Tracker Makes Finding Buses Easy On the Go

The CATS buses are now easier than ever to find with Cat Tracker, a real-time GPS-based bus locating system!


Four Easy Ways to Find a Bus Using Cat Tracker

1. Visit http://uky.transloc.com to see when the next bus is coming to your stop.
2. Download the free Transloc app for your Android, BlackBerry or iPhone.
3. Use a QR code reader on your smart phone to scan the QR codes found on pocket bus schedules or on bus stop signs.
4. Send a text message to 41411 with “UKY” and the appropriate stop number. You’ll get a message back listing the next three arrival times for that stop. Find the stop numbers on the map at http://uky.transloc.com, by clicking on the individual stops, or on the bus stop signs.

All CATS buses and campus Lextran buses are free to ride.

More information about the bus routes, including maps and schedule, can be found at www.uky.edu/pts/buses-and-shuttles_campus-shuttles.

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Try PTS Car Sharing Today

If you’re on campus without a car (or just want to try out a different set of wheels), take PTS Car Sharing for a spin.

Unlike traditional car rental services, the minimum age allowed to use the car sharing program is 18 with a valid driver's license and a good driving record.  Rates start at $8 an hour and include 180 miles per day. Gas, maintenance and insurance are included in the cost.

Car sharing is a great option for those who don't have cars on campus, those who regularly use alternative transportation, and those who want to avoid wear and tear on their vehicle. Sign up today!

Join now for free! To sign up or to read more information on the program, visit www.uky.edu/pts/alternative-transportation_car-sharing-information.

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UK Offers Parking Information via Radio Station

A low-power radio station provides parking and transportation information to University of Kentucky students, employees and visitors on or near campus. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a radio station broadcast license to UK for use by Parking and Transportation Services.

The station is now on the air. The station’s call sign is WQKH 253; it will broadcast 24 hours a day on the AM radio band at 1700 KHz (1700 AM), with primarily pre-recorded messages.

The radio station broadcasts general and other notable parking and transportation information as available, targeting the UK community, including students, employees and visitors. The station reaches a 3-mile radius; communication focuses on those already on campus and those approaching campus.

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Follow Parking & Transportation Services on Twitter

UK Parking & Transportation Services is now on Twitter! To follow news on parking and transportation issues on campus on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/UKParking. Users must create a Twitter account to join. Once logged in, account holders have the choice of following other users and activating their mobile devices to receive "tweets" from UKParking and other users as they post them.

Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.

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