Campus News

Thanksgiving Break Transportation Changes

UK bus.
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2021) — Thanksgiving break is just around the corner.

University of Kentucky Transportation Services wants to remind students, staff and faculty that during the break there will be parking and campus bus service changes.

Campus Buses

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the Blue and White Routes and the Green Route will operate on a modified schedule, ending at 6 p.m. rather than the normal midnight. The Orange Route (UK HealthCare) will operate on its regular schedule of 5 a.m. to midnight.

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 27, campus buses and Kentucky Wildcab service will not be available. UK HealthCare employees working on these days are authorized to park in the patient visitor parking facilities in accordance with UK HealthCare’s policy.

On Sunday, Nov. 28, the Yellow Route will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to midnight. All other campus bus service will resume normal schedules beginning Monday, Nov. 29.

Parking Control Changes

Campus parking lots and structures will not be controlled for permits on Thursday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 28, but all other parking regulations will be enforced (ADA spaces, yellow lines, fire lanes, etc.). 

Payment at surface visitor lots (student center and library) will be required on Wednesday, Nov. 24, but not on Thursday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Normal parking permit enforcement will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

UK Transportation Services’ Office Hours

The UK Transportation Services office, located at 721 Press Ave., will be closed Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 28. Regular office hours — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

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