Public Safety

UI's NITE RIDE Gold bus replaced by TransConnect Van

UI Night Ride van. (Photo from UI Department of Public Safety)
UI Night Ride van. (Photo from UI Department of Public Safety)

The University of Iowa’s NIGHT RIDE service — a free shuttle that provides students safe transport to and from campus locations and personal residences ­— is getting an upgrade.

Starting tonight, the service will be replacing their “NIGHT RIDE Gold bus” with a new van they are calling the TransConnect van.

According to a UI Public Safety release, the new vehicle will allow the service to provide more express rides to students, and includes a new feature that allows riders to see a map of where their vehicle is once their request for service has been accepted and assigned.

The NIGHT RIDE hours of operation remain seven days a week, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Rides can be requested at this website.

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