Kentucky Wildcab is a free, late night on-demand transportation option for UK students, provided by UK Student Government and operated by student drivers through UK Transportation Services. This service is primarily designed to provide a free ride home to students and their guests while promoting responsible and safe late night transportation decisions.
Using Kentucky Wildcab
Rides must be requested through the UK Wildcab mobile app on your smartphone. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play. It's easy to catch a Wildcab!
- Download the Wildcab app.
- Log in with your university linkblue credentials
- Enter your phone number, to be sent ride updates
- Select "Start."
- Select a pick-up and drop-off location on the map or type in the address for the location.
- Select "Confirm" to confirm your ride.
The first three steps above will only be required on the first use. Users may need to log-in periodically if they log out of the app, or if their linkblue password changes.
Hours of Operation
Kentucky Wildcab runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m., when fall and spring semester classes are in session. Average wait times are between 10 to 15 minutes; however riders may experience shorter wait times when demand is low and longer waits during peak demand. Once a ride has been requested, users will receive an alert notifying them when the cab is on the way and when their ride has arrived at the scheduled pick-up point. Kentucky Wildcab drivers will wait for three minutes before cancelling the ride and moving on to other requests. Students may be asked to show a valid student ID.
Where Can I Go?
The Kentucky Wildcab service area is limited to the general campus vicinity. The pre-established travel zone is designed to accommodate the majority of areas adjacent to campus frequented by students and is generally bounded by Clays Mill and Versailles Road to the west, Sixth Street to the north, Tates Creek to the east and Southland Drive to the south.
Kentucky Wildcab operates several ADA-accessible vehicles. Users requiring special accessible accommodations may contact the assistance number provided below.
Service During Delays and Closures
In the event that the University is closed or operating on a delay or early dismissal, Kentucky Wildcab service will follow the established guidelines for Bus Policies During Delays and Closures. However, service operating during campus emergency closures and delays will be contingent upon campus conditions. Service may be interrupted due to imminent severe weather, road conditions, or at the direction of emergency officials. Any updates to service will be communicated at www.twitter.com/UKParking.
For technical assistance during Kentucky Wildcab hours of operation, call 859-323-RIDE (323-7433).
Kentucky Wildcab is funded, in part, by the UK Student Government Association and the Student Transportation Council and operated by Transportation Services.
Please Note: Kentucky Wildcab does not operate during summer and winter breaks, on the weekend of fall and spring graduation, the weekend of Thanksgiving break, and the weekend before or during spring break. Kentucky Wildcab also runs a restricted route of service during UK home football games.