LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Student Government Association (UKSGA) and Parking and Transportation Services have partnered to provide free late night transportation to students. Kentucky Wildcab is a free, on-demand option for students, which uses 4-, 7- and 12-passenger vehicles, operated by student drivers.
“We are excited to work with UK Student Government to provide a new free, late night, on-demand transportation option for students,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Parking and Transportation Services. “The integration of the Kentucky Wildcab service into our bus tracking app will simplify the experience for riders.”
Students interested in using Kentucky Wildcab should download the Transloc Rider mobile app on their smartphones. The app can be found on Google Play and the App Store. From the app, students can request a ride within the general campus vicinity and then receive text alerts notifying them of pick-up times. Once the driver arrives, students may be asked to show a valid student ID.
"Our hope is that Wildcab will offer students an alternative option to walking home and therefore better campus safety at our university," said Rowan Reid, Student Government Association president.
On Thursday, Aug. 25, Kentucky Wildcab began operating from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The transportation service will not operate during summer and winter breaks, on the weekend of fall and spring graduation, the weekend of Thanksgiving break or the weekend before or during spring break.
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