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Need a discounted (or free) late-night ride? Sign up for Wildcab Vouchers

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2024) — Wildcab Vouchers is a new program launched in Fall 2023 that offers University of Kentucky students a voucher for discounted Uber rides. This popular program has been expanded this semester, with vouchers now worth more than before. The service area has also grown significantly to encompass all of Fayette County.

Registration for Spring 2024 vouchers is now open. This partnership program between UK Transportation Services, UK Student Government Association and Uber replaces the previous Kentucky Wildcab service. It provides eligible students with up to ten $10 ride vouchers per semester.

These vouchers are free to the student and available for use between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the Spring 2024 academic semester. The hours of service were increased this semester, with rides starting at 10 p.m. rather than 11 p.m. In addition, the designated service area now includes all of Fayette County, ensuring that this program will be useful to all UK students, including those who live off campus.

Students are responsible for any amount over the initial $10 when redeeming a ride voucher; however, many rides could be $10 or less, in which case rides will be essentially free to the student. Students also have the option to redeem a voucher on a ride or save it for a future trip. 

Driver tips are extra and are the financial responsibility of the student. Additional voucher terms and conditions may apply upon redemption.

Wildcab Vouchers continues Transportation Services and UK Student Government Association’s commitment to promoting safe and responsible late-night transportation decisions. 

To sign up for the spring semester, complete the Wildcab Vouchers Enrollment Form located on this page. This information will be transferred to Uber, and students will receive a welcome email with a link to add the voucher to their Uber account wallet for use during program service hours.

Vouchers expire at the end of the spring semester, but students will be able to sign up for the program again next fall.

For complete details, visit this page.

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