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Safe Ride Service

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Safe Ride LogoThe Safe Ride service, also known as the Purple Line, is a partnership between the Student Government Association and Parking and Transportation Services to provide students with alternative transportation to prevent the dangers of driving under the influence.  Fall 2012 is the first semester of its operation.

 Days of Service:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during Fall and Spring Semesters; No Service during Intersession Service and Holidays.

Hours of Service:  10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Service Frequency:  Continuous 15 minute frequency.

Service Area:  The Purple Line provides late evening shuttle service from the Main Campus to Downtown along State & College Streets and to off campus housing on Creason Drive and Campbell Lane.

Points of Interest:  Westin Apartments; Daymar Apartments; Campus Pointe; Campus Suites; The Gables; Kappa Delta House; North Chestnut Parking Lot; Overtime Bar & Grill; Tidball's; Downtown Bowling Green; The Valley; and Keen Hall.


Where is it?

Safe Ride shuttles are incorporated into the NextBus GPS tracking system.  Click here, and select "Late Evening" from the Route dropdown box.  You can also find the location of the shuttle through the iWKU app on your iPhone or Android smartphone.



The Student Government Association and Parking and Transportation Services are always seeking ways to improve the Safe Ride service.  If you have used the service, please fill out the feedback form below.  Name and email address are not required; only include these if you wish to be contacted back.



 Last Modified 10/31/13