News & Information
New Hours for PTS Press Avenue Garage Office Location
Parking and Transportation Services’ (PTS) office in in the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6), located at the corner of Press and Virginia Avenues, now has new hours. Changes include extending summer office hours and eliminating Saturday office hours. The new hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., year-round. The office was previously open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the summer break.
The changes are designed to respond to the changing needs of the campus community, which are a result of an increased number of online transactions and a decreased number of vehicle impoundments.
Members of the campus community may take advantage of PTS’s online services, including permit renewals, citation payment and appeals, at www.uky.edu/pts.
Vehicle Relocation for April 26 Spring Football Game
To accommodate fan parking for the University of Kentucky Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 26, the University requires vehicles in the Commonwealth Stadium area to relocate as they would for a typical fall football game.
Students and employees who park at Commonwealth Stadium must move their vehicles before 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, for the UK Football Spring Game. Additionally, parking is prohibited on University Drive at any time on game days. Failure to move any vehicle from the Stadium parking lots or University Drive may result in a citation and impoundment at the owner’s expense. This includes the Stadium Red, Green, Blue and Black Lots, the Soccer/Softball Complex and the Greg Page Overflow Lot.
Vehicles may be moved any time after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and must be moved back by 5:00 a.m. Monday.
For a map illustrating where to move your vehicle for the April 26 Spring Football Game, visit www.uky.edu/pts/parking-info_parking-maps.
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.
Class Registration Reminder for Students
UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) reminds students that priority registration for 2014 summer classes and the 2014 fall semester begins Monday, March 31 and students who have unpaid parking citations may be unable to register for classes due to an administrative hold. Don’t forget to pay all of your citations before your class registration window opens. Students can pay citations online at www.uky.edu/pts/online-services_pay-a-citation. Administrative holds for outstanding citations are not automatically released upon payment of fees. To remove an administrative hold from a student account, please call Parking and Transportation Services at (859) 257-5757 after paying any outstanding fees.
If you are unsure whether you have outstanding parking citations, you may check at www.uky.edu/pts/online-services_pay-a-citation. You may use the myUK portal to check your student account, including any unresolved academic or financial holds.
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.
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.
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.
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.