2017-18 Student Transportation Options

Transportation Services strives to make campus and the surrounding community accessible to every student, without the need for a personal automobile. The large majority of our students do not bring an automobile to campus. In fact, less than a third (30.4%) of our students purchased a parking permit for the 16-17 academic year.

The following information outlines the various transportation options available to students, ranging from free transportation options like BluPass and Big Blue Cycles, financially incentivized options like bike vouchers, to a spectrum of parking options with varying levels of proximity, predictability and price for students who choose to bring an automobile to campus.

Bicycles

Big Blue Cycles:

A fleet of 160 commuter-style bikes available to students who live in campus housing and sign a car-free commitment.

Bike Voucher Program:

The bicycle voucher program annually awards $400 in vouchers valid at participating local bike shops to eligible students and employees in exchange for an agreement to forgo a parking permit for two years.

Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library:

An education-based repair shop, where mechanics will assist you with fixing your bike. Gently used parts are available in exchange for volunteer time.

Buses

BluPass:

All employees and students ride free on all Lextran city routes simply by showing their Wildcard ID.

Campus Buses:

Campus bus services provides easy and free access to campus. All areas of campus are less than a 5 minute walk from a bus stop with buses arriving every 7-10 minutes.

Kentucky Wildcab:

A free, late night, on-demand transportation option for students operating Thursday – Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. during fall and spring semesters.

Bus Tracking

All campus routes, as well as the Red Mile Route (Lextran 15), are viewable real-time on Transloc Rider, UK’s GPS-based bus locating system accessible at uky.transloc.com and via the free Transloc Rider smartphone app.

Seasonal Airport Shuttles:

Free shuttles to Blue Grass Airport at the start of Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks.

Ride Home Express:

Ride Home Express is an affordable transportation option providing motor coach bus service to and from hometowns or break destinations during the three major academic breaks.

Parking

2017-2018 Student Parking Permit Map


2017-2018 Student Parking Permit Map

arrow_download2017-2018 Student Parking Permit Map (PDF Format)

Residential Permits

17-18 Monthly Price: $56 (residential core)
17-18 Annual Price (8 months): $448 (residential core)

Description: A convenient parking option within reasonable proximity of on-campus residential facilities. Most residential permits are designated within the core pricing tier due to the highly desirable nature of the parking. Residential permits are limited within specific areas to ensure predictability.

Commuter Permits

17-18 Monthly Price: $37
17-18 Annual Price (8 months): $296

Description: A predictable parking option with access to designated parking areas near popular campus destinations. Commuter permits are limited within specific areas to ensure parking predictability.

Periphery Permits (Stadium Area)

17-18 Monthly Price: $34
17-18 Annual Price (8 months): $272

Description: A discounted parking option with access to designated south campus periphery parking lots. Periphery parking areas are served by various campus shuttles with direct access to campus.

Remote Permits

17-18 Monthly Price: $18.50
17-18 Annual Price (8 months): $148

Description: A steeply discounted parking option for on-campus residential students with access to parking in the Greg Page and Shawneetown parking areas. Access to campus is provided via the Green Route campus shuttle which requires a bus transfer at the Blue Lot Bus Shelter.

Off-Peak Permits

17-18 Monthly Price: $18.50
17-18 Annual Price (8 months): $148

Description: A parking alternative for students who only require on-campus parking after 3:30pm. Provides access to a variety of designated off-peak parking areas.