Bicycle E-Newsletter - June 30, 2015

University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Bike E-newsletter
June 30, 2015

Free Bus Rides with BluPass Begin Tomorrow

The University of Kentucky and Lextran have partnered to offer UK faculty, staff and students FREE unlimited access on all Lextran routes. Effective July 1, 2015, anyone with a valid Wildcard ID can easily commute to and from campus, go shopping, run errands, or explore Lexington simply by showing their valid Wildcard ID when boarding any Lextran route.

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.

Members of the campus community are also encouraged to combine mass transit and biking. All Lextran buses are equipped with a bike rack.

In addition to the immediate personal savings associated with reduced vehicle operating and parking costs, participation in the BluPass program also contributes to reduced road congestion and environmental impact. The BluPass program is funded by UK Parking and Transportation Services as a proactive effort to decrease single occupancy vehicle use and ultimately reduce campus parking demand. 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.

Any student who has already purchased a Class Pass for the fall 2015 semester or the 2015-2016 academic year may receive a full refund from Lextran. Click here for more information on refunds.

Visit the BluPass FAQ Page for more on the program.

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