Parking E-Newsletter - 11/1/16

University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
November 1, 2016

PTS Offers Free Thanksgiving Rides to Blue Grass Airport

For the 13th consecutive year, University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is simplifying Thanksgiving travel for students, by way of a complimentary shuttle service from campus to Blue Grass Airport prior to the break.

The shuttle will operate Monday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23, with daily campus pick-up times of 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours prior to take-off.

Although the shuttle is free, reservations are required. To schedule a pick-up, students should submit a ride request through the form found here: Ride requests should be submitted at least two business days in advance.

A PTS representative will email to confirm the pick-up time. Students are responsible for their own transportation back to campus.

Winter Break Ride Home Express Tickets Now Available

UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is now selling tickets for the Winter Break edition of its Ride Home Express bus service.

The buses, which serve three routes and a total of 15 stops, will depart campus on Friday, Dec. 16. All buses will return to campus on Sunday, Jan. 8. Fares for the PTS Ride Home Express range from $55-$155 for round-trip rates; one-way fares begin at $30.

Ride Home Express is open to both students and employees. UK students and employees are able to register and pay for their trip via the web by logging on to the Parking Account Manager with their Link Blue ID. Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) students are also able to pay for trip registration online using their Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) login. Ride Home Express registration will be available as an option under the "Purchase Permits" section once logged in. All other riders must register and pay for their seats in person at the PTS office, located in the Press Avenue Garage, at the corner of Press and Virginia Avenues. One-way fares may be purchased in person only. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

PTS recommends registering for the trip as soon as possible. Space is limited, and seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

PTS can provide transportation for Ride Home Express riders to and from Commonwealth Stadium. Riders interested in this option simply need to submit the Ride Home Express Shuttle to Commonwealth Stadium request form at least two business days in advance of the shuttle’s departure.

For more information on the Ride Home Express, including a list of fares and route maps, visit the Ride Home Express page or the Ride Home Express Frequently Asked Questions.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear campus parking and transportation information. The station broadcasts 24 hours, 7 days a week.