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Spring Break Ride Home Express Tickets Now Available

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2018) Starting noon today (Thursday), Feb. 1, University of Kentucky Transportation Services will be selling tickets for the Spring Break edition of its popular Ride Home Express bus service.

For Spring Break, Transportation Services will only operate the Chicago-area route, which serves five stops. Fares for the Ride Home Express range from $55-$155 for round-trip rates; one-way fares begin at $30.

The Spring Break Ride Home Express will leave campus Friday, March 9, and return Sunday, March 18.

The Ride Home Express is open to both students and employees. UK students and employees are able to register and pay for their trip by logging on to the Customer Account Manager with their linkblue ID. Bluegrass Community and Technical College students are also able to pay for trip registration online using their Kentucky Community and Technical College System login. All other riders must register and pay for their seats in person at the main Transportation Services office, located in the Press Avenue Garage, at the corner of Press and Virginia Avenues. One-way fares may be purchased in person only.

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

The Ride Home Express — along with other Transportation Services programs such as BluPass, the bicycle voucher program and car sharing — is part of a suite of alternative transportation options available to the UK community. The programs are designed to simplify the process of shifting from driving a single-occupancy vehicle to campus to an alternative form of transportation. These initiatives aim to improve access and mobility to, from and around campus for all members of the UK community — not just those who choose to commute by car.

For more information on the Ride Home Express, including a list of fares and route maps, visit www.uky.edu/transportation/buses-and-shuttles_ride-home-express

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