The University of Kentucky and Lextran are extending their successful BluPass program through June 2019. The partnership, which began July 1, 2015, allows UK students, faculty and staff to ride any Lextran route free of charge, simply by showing their valid Wildcard ID. The BluPass program is funded by UK Transportation Services as a proactive effort to decrease single occupancy vehicle use, give members of the UK community more choices in transportation options and to ultimately reduce campus parking demand.
The BluPass program complements the existing on-campus transit service, which remains free and open to the public, and is designed to offer a safe, affordable and sustainable alternative to driving a car while strengthening UK’s important relationship with the city.
BluPass has a number of benefits for UK students and employees. Those who were already riding Lextran prior to the introduction of BluPass experienced an immediate cost savings with a fare-free commute. Students and employees who switched to mass transit after the introduction of BluPass also saw reduced vehicle operating and parking costs, along with a lowered carbon footprint.
For more information on Lextran routes and schedules, please visit www.lextran.com.
BluPass is part of a suite of alternative transportation options available to the UK community. These programs are designed to simplify the process of shifting from driving a single-occupancy vehicle to campus to an alternative form of transportation, and to reward those individuals who make the change in their routine.