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About Parking & Transportation Services

Vision Statement

Parking and Transportation Services will honor the University of Kentucky’s mission and vision and strive to improve the quality of life of the campus community through our commitment to providing responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions at the University by the efficient use of resources.

Mission Statement

Parking and Transportation Services provides parking options and promotes commuting alternatives and intracampus mobility for University of Kentucky employees, students and guests.

Core Values

  • Innovation and Adaptability
  • Competency and Consistency
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Resource Stewardship
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Safety


In 1985, Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) was created to specifically deal with parking and transit issues for the University of Kentucky campus. Originally, the department had only one fifteen-passenger bus that operated on the Night Route, and staff consisted mostly of part-time employees and students. The department has grown over the years. As of December 2006, PTS has 83 full time employees, four offices and seven bus routes.

In 2003, PTS switched from a state-funded department to an auxiliary service. The change means that PTS no longer receives monies from the general fund, and is self-supported.