10/29/2012 - Updated
Mission Statement: SafeRide’s purpose is to provide a safe passage for current students with vaild student IDs who would otherwise have to walk alone at night. The service began as a cooperative venture of Student Council and the University of Virginia Police Department in the late 1980s.
Hours of Operation
School Session Hours: Sunday thru Wednesday 12 midnight to 7 a.m. / Thursday thru Saturday 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Reading Days / J-Term: Monday thru Sunday 12 midnight to 7 a.m.
Library Van picks up every half hour at Alderman Library.
Summer Session Hours: Monday thru Sunday 12 midnight to 7 a.m.
Service Area: See Saferide Map.
Contact Info: (Contact SafeRide after midnight only) 434-242-1122
In addition, if you are unable to wait for a SafeRide van pickup, are not near a UTS bus route late at night, or otherwise feel unsafe, please remember that you may call Yellow Cab Charge-a-Ride at 434-295-4131 to travel by taxi. If you do not have the money to pay for the taxi at that point in time, you need only show a valid student ID to the Yellow Cab driver and sign the document they will provide to you. You will then be billed through your student account.
Complaints: All Service complaints should be forwarded to: www.virginia.edu/uvapolice
Dedicated Pick-Up: One SafeRide vehicle is devoted to pick up passengers near the Alderman/Clemons Library, when the library is in operation - Sunday through Thursday mornings.
Inclement Weather: SafeRide may discontinue its operation without advance notice, should highway conditions deteriorate and be judged unsafe by the driver or other law enforcement supervisor. Road conditions that could change the operations are Ice, Snow, Flooding, or other unforeseen natural hazards. During inclement weather, please visit the main UVA webpage to determine if SafeRide will be in operation during those times.Prohibitions:
Employment Opportunity: Shotgun/Student Employees are “needed” for reasons involving safety, efficiency of operation, and recording of data for statistical purposes. For employment, students can contact the U.Va. Police.
Special Needs: SafeRide is not equipped to provide services to physically challenged individuals.
Acknowledgements: In 2003, the existing operating schedule was adopted by a committee that involved members of Student Council, Dean of Students, Parking and Transportation, Human Resources and Safety & Security.
Last Modified: 17-Sep-2014 08:59:48 EDT
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