Lyft and UT Austin PTS Provide Free, Safe Rides to Students

Lyft and UT Austin PTS Provide Free, Safe Rides to Students

We’re always looking for ways to provide safe rides to people who need them.

That’s why we are excited to be The University of Texas at Austin SURE Ride Program’s transportation provider. Designed to give late-night Longhorns a safe and convenient way to get home, the program provides free rides for students, faculty members, and university staff members from main campus between 11 PM and 4 AM seven nights a week.

“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is the first priority of The University of Texas at Austin,” said Bobby Stone, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “SURE Ride offers our Longhorn community free, safe transportation during the nighttime hours.”

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“It is a tremendous opportunity to partner with UT Austin to provide safe and reliable rides to Longhorn students, faculty and staff,” said Aaron Fox, General Manager for Lyft in Austin. “This program will enhance campus safety and create a more efficient transportation system for getting Longhorns home late at night.”

Riders who participate in the program can request a ride from main campus and will be dropped off at residential locations including houses, apartments, condos, and private dorms located off campus. Rides each evening will be provided at no charge, thanks to Lyft and UT Parking and Transportation Services.

UT student Mingzhang Yin says “[The SURE Ride program] is awesome, so helpful — just what I need,” noting she appreciates the program “which dramatically facilitates my studies and ensures my safety.”

Rides will be provided to residential areas that are served by the following shuttle bus routes: West Campus (642), Lake Austin (663), Crossing Place (670), North Riverside (671), Lake Shore (672), Red River (653), Intramural Fields (656) and Far West (661).

For more information on the program, including how to sign up, visit

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