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Important P&T Information and Updates

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, UTS is running Summer 2021 Service. Gold Line and Orange Line does not operate on weekends, Green Line does not run, Gold Line operates on a 30-minute frequency, and service on Academic Routes ends at 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please visit our University Transit Service page for more details.

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, Safe Ride service is provided by Charlottesville Yellow Cab. Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.

  • For information regarding parking options for Final Exercises, please visit the Class of 2020 and/or Finals 2021 pages on the Office of Major Events site. Parking information during Final Exercises can be found HERE!
  • University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Click HERE for more information!
  • Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Please see our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.
  • Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits can be purchased via the Online Parking Portal.

Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab

Effective Beginning May 10, 2021

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.

Beginning May 10, 2021, Safe Ride services will be provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Yellow Cab offers the ability to book in advance and track the vehicle. 

Visit the Safe Ride riders' guide to learn more about booking and the Safe Ride program.

Operating Hours

When in service, Safe Ride operates 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week


Safe Ride encourages everyone who does not need a ride to walk (in groups of 2 or more), bike, or scoot to get to their destination.

Request a Safe Ride


  • Safe Ride does not provide trips to parties, bars, restaurants or other private businesses. 
  • Throughout the public health emergency, Safe Rides are limited to one passenger per vehicle.
  • Trips must have both the origin and the destination in the service area. Otherwise, it becomes a regular taxi ride and the rider will be charged a fare. 
  • Safe Ride does not provide quick stops along the route.
  • Safe Rides will wait for 5 minutes at the pick-up location before canceling out the request. 

Prohibited activities

  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes, drinking, and eating in the vehicle.
  • Belligerent, aggressive, and any other unsafe behavior or activity, including intoxication.
  • Repeated instances of being a “no show” for requested rides.
  • Discharging of bodily fluids inside the vehicle (rider may be subject to cleaning fee in the event of bodily fluid discharge).
  • Luggage, bicycles, and articles too large to fit on the rider’s lap or at the rider’s feet.
  • Animals, except service animals.
  • Open alcohol containers.

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.

Yellow Cab drivers reserve the right to contact the authorities for dangerous behavior.

Service Area 

Verify Your Ride 

Photo of a Yellow Cab of Charlottesville vehiclePhoto of a Yellow Cab of Charlottesville vehicle

It is important to verify the authenticity of the Safe Ride vehicle. All Safe Ride vehicles are marked with the Yellow Cab of Charlottesville logo. If you book your Safe Ride via phone or web, Yellow Cab will send you a text message to track your vehicle.


If you use a mobility aid and cannot transfer yourself into the vehicle, please schedule your ride at least 24 hours in advance.