Free shuttle to launch students into spring break

By Cody Porter

Students who are going out of town for spring break can avoid high gas prices and parking fees at the airport by taking a free spring break shuttle on Thursday and Friday.

UK’s Parking and Transportation Services will be offering a free shuttle to Blue Grass Airport to all UK students.

The shuttling service will begin at 6 a.m. each day, and will pick up students on campus in two-hour intervals through 4 p.m.

Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours prior to take-off from the airport.

“It’s really just one less thing to have to figure out,” Chrissie Balding Tune, the Parking and Transportation spokesperson, said.

She spoke about why it may be more important to certain students as compared to others.

“It really benefits students who do not have a vehicle here on campus so they don’t have to worry about getting a ride from somebody.”

Students need to make their own arrangements back to campus when they return, said Balding Tune.

Suggested methods include LexTran’s Airport/Keeneland Express, which is a $1 fare that runs Monday through Friday and drops off at the Vine Street bus terminal. Students also can use their student ID for a 15 percent discount with Mr. Taxi which charges approximately $16-$20 for cab fare from Blue Grass Airport to campus. UK Plus accounts are accepted as well.

A representative from Parking and Transportation Services will contact interested individuals via phone or e-mail to confirm their pickup.

Anyone interested in using the shuttle should e-mail [email protected] at least two business days in advance with the subject as “Spring Break Shuttle” and follow with his or her name, address, phone number, date, time and pick-up location listed in the message.