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Coronavirus Information and Updates

07/22/2020 - 9:00am

UTS is currently operating one route, the Redline Special, providing service from Red Lots to/from UVA Health. Beginning Monday, August 17, Redline Special will end and UTS will be serving the Red Lots at Scott Stadium with the Redline and Redline Express. Details can be found HERE.

Starting on August 24, 2020, UTS will add several new Academic routes to its service package. Details can be found HERE.

The suspension of parking permit and meter enforcement has been extended in Central, West, and North Grounds through August 31, 2020. Details can be found HERE.

Parking permits set to expire on August 15 have been extended to September 1, 2020, with no new fees added. Parking permit and meter enforcement in Central, West, and North Grounds will resume by September 1, 2020. New options will be available. Details can be found HERE.


Safe Ride

Notice: Service Change

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, Safe Ride service will be provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Safe Ride will operate 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. These changes are effective through at least August 17, 2020. To learn more, visit the new Safe Ride page.

Safe Ride is an on-demand, fare-free, point-to-point transportation service provided after UTS has stopped service for the night. A valid UVA ID is required to book and board a Safe Ride.

Operating Hours

Fall and Spring Academic Semesters

  • Sun through Sat, 7 days per week: 10:00 PM - 7:30 AM

Summer and Other Academic Breaks

  • Sun through Sat, 7 days per week: 10:00 PM - 7:30 AM


  • Sun through Sat, 7 days per week: 10:00 PM - 7:30 AM

Safe Ride does not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, or New Years Day. Consult the Service Schedule for details. 

Request a Safe Ride

Inclement Weather and Emergency Situations

Safe Ride may discontinue its operation without advance notice should conditions be judged unsafe by the supervisor. During inclement weather and emergency situations, please visit the P&T Operating Status Board to determine if Safe Ride will be in service.

Prohibited Activities

Riders displaying any unsafe or prohibited behavior are subject to referral to the University Police Department and/or the Office of the Dean of Students. This behavior includes:

  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes), drinking or eating in the van
  • Belligerent, aggressive, and any other unsafe behavior or activity, including intoxication
  • Repeated instances of being a "no show" for requested rides. (To cancel a ride, call 434-242-1122)
  • Discharging of bodily fluids inside the van.
The following are not permitted on Safe Ride vans:
  • Luggage, bicycles, and/or any article too large to fit on the rider's lap or at the rider's feet
  • Groups of 3 or more
  • Animals (except Service Animals)
  • Open alcohol containers and/or lit cigarettes/e-cigarettes.

Service Area 

Verify Your Ride 

It is important to verify the authenticity of the Safe Ride vehicle. All Safe Ride vehicles are marked with the Split-V "Safe Ride" branding, have State issued blue license plates, and are driven by uniformed staff members.

Safe Ride operates the following types of vehicles:

Safe Ride Van 1 2007 GMC Savana (white)
Van 1: 2007 GMC Savana (white)
Safe Ride Van 2 2011 Chevy Express (white)
Van 2: 2011 Chevy Express (white)
Safe Ride Van 4 2015 Toyota Sienna (blue)
Van 4: 2015 Toyota Sienna (blue)
Safe Ride Van 5 2017 Dodge Caravan (white)
Van 5: 2017 Dodge Caravan (white)
Safe Ride Van 6 2010 GMC Savana (white)
Van 6: 2010 GMC Savana (white)
Safe Ride Van 7 2017 Ford Transit (white)
Van 7: 2017 Ford Transit (white)

Wheelchair Accessible Van: Safe Ride is able to provide transportation via a wheelchair accessible van. Users needing wheelchair accessibility should request a Safe Ride by calling 434.242.1122 and informing the dispatcher.