UK provides shuttle for holiday shoppers

By Brooke Talbot

To make holiday shopping easier for students, UK Parking and Transportation Services and Student Government are providing a free shuttle service between campus and Fayette Mall.

The shuttle runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, with daily campus pick-up times of 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Passengers will be picked up at the north side of the mall, near the entrance to Macy’s at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

In previous years, UK has offered the shuttle and noticed it is helpful to the students.

“This is something we offer to help students out to give them transportation to the mall if they don’t have a car on campus,” UK Parking spokeswoman Chrissie Balding Tune said.

“And even if they do and don’t want to get caught in the mall’s congestion they are still able to take the shuttle,” she said.

Eddie Legaspi, a journalism sophomore, said he thinks the shuttle is an awesome opportunity for those who don’t have cars and

those who want to save money.

“Money can be tight sometimes and this lets students avoid traffic frustrations,” he said. “With it being free, I think this is a great resource to get to the other side of town.”

For more information

Pick-ups are limited to campus only.

To schedule a pick-up, do the following:

– Email [email protected] by Dec. 9, with the subject: “Holiday Shopping Shuttle.”

– Include your name, campus address, phone number and the date, time and location of campus pick-up in the email.

– A PTS representative will then call to make a confirmation of the pick-up time and location.