Ride Home Express provides students affordable travel

By Courtney Kincaid

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It won’t be long before Thanksgiving break arrives, and students looking for a ride home may want to invest in the UK Parking and Transportation Services Ride Home Express.

The UK PTS Ride Home Express is a bus service traveling to various locations during major academic breaks.

Ride Home Express serves as an alternative travel option to driving or flying.

“Students who don’t have a means of transportation can find that Ride Home Express is cheaper than flying,” UK Parking spokeswoman Chrissie Tune said. “And even students that do have a vehicle may want to avoid holiday gas prices and want to relax and not have to deal with the nasty weather.”

Ride Home Express will travel three routes with a total of 15 stops. Those three routes go to Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland.

The cost for Ride Home Express ranges from $30-$155 depending on whether the fare is round-trip or one-way.

Students can register and pay for their trips by visiting the UK PTS website and logging on to the parking account manager under “Online Services.”

“Ride Home Express is in its third year of service and very popular,” Tune said.

Even those who have never used Ride Home Express recognize the service’s convenience.

“It seems like a beneficial and affordable way to travel,” journalism sophomore Issam Abu Tahasaid said. “It’s a smart choice. If I lived near those places that the bus traveled to, I would take it.”

PTS recommends registering for the trip as soon as possible because space is limited and seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets became available Sept. 4.

For more information on Ride Home Express, visit www.uky.edu/pts/.