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Transit & Parking Services

Office Hours: (M-F)

Academic Yr: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University of Wyoming

1602 E. Spring Creek Dr.

Dept. 4313

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-9800

Fax: (307) 766-7845

Email: tps@uwyo.edu

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Transit and Parking Services


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SafeRide is an on-call public transportation service that operates late nights on the weekends to offer nonjudgmental "safe" rides home. Rides are offered to UW students, faculty, staff, and Laramie community members and visitors.  SafeRide's service areas include the Laramie city limits. There is no on-board fare for utilizing SafeRide. 


Hours of Operation

Academic Year: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Summer: Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Request a Ride

Requesting a ride is simple. Call 307-766-7433 (307-766-RIDE) or request your ride through the Transloc App

If you are int he downtown area, we ask that you come to our office located at 3rd and Garfield (403 S. 3rd Street) for a ride.

Be sure to notify the dispatcher if a rider requires a lift and/or wheelchair tiedowns. 

Individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired may contact SafeRide at (307) 766-7433 through a relay service or by dialing 711. Click here to reach the Wyoming Relay website. 


SafeRide COVID Safety 

  • Face Coverings: All passengers using the UWYO Roundup System are required to wear face masks. 

  • Social Distancing: Passengers are asked to maintain social distancing while waiting for their ride.

  • Cleaning: Vans will be cleaned as frequently as possible for the safety of our passengers and staff.

Please help do your part to also ensure the health and safety of the Laramie community while you are out and about!

 

Party Smarter, Not Harder

Follow us on social media to view our SafeRide: Party Smarter, Not Harder Campaign

Facebook  Instagram  Twitter

 


Rider Code of Conduct

Please obey the following rules to ensure the safety of all riders and drivers.  The Rider Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • No Smoking.  Vehicles are required to be smoke free.  See UW Regulation 2-180 for more details.

  • Prohibited Items: Alcohol, illegal drugs, and dangerous weapons are not allowed within the vehicle parameters because University policy and/or Federal or State law prohibits these items on University property.  (See UW Regulations 2-39; 2-178; 21 CFR 1300.01 et. seq.)  Similarly, flammable or explosive materials are not allowed on the vehicles.

  • Personal Hygiene:  Riders shall maintain appropriate and reasonable personal hygiene/body odor.

  • Clothing:  Appropriate clothing, i.e. shirts, shoes, etc., must be worn at all times. 

  • Disruptive Behavior:  Riders must maintain appropriate social behavior while interacting with drivers, dispatchers, and other riders.  Riders may not physically abuse or threaten others.  Obscene language or actions will not be tolerated.  All body parts must be kept inside the vehicles at all times.  No playing of radios, CD players, or other noisy equipment (without headphones) on the vehicles.

  • Children:  Parents must control children and ensure that they are seated and properly restrained.

  • Service Animals:  No petting guide dogs or service animals without the permission from the owner.

  • Littering:  No littering or throwing objects from the vehicles. 

  • Equipment:  No operating or tampering with any vehicle or driver equipment.

  • Departing the Bus:  Riders must depart vehicles upon demand of a driver or any other UW Transit & Parking Services representative.  When departing the bus, be sure to take all of your belongings.  UW is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

UW Transit & Parking Services appreciates the cooperation of all riders, so that we may provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable trip for all. 

Failure to comply with the Rider Code of Conduct may result in denial of rides, referral to the Dean of Student’s office, and/or a report to the University of Wyoming Police Department, depending on the circumstances.


Sidekick Volunteers

SideKicks are the ride-along volunteers that help keep SafeRide operating. Sidekicks help keep SafeRide "safe" by relieving the driver of distractions. There's just too much going on for one driver to be able to safely operate the van alone.  Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) may volunteer to act as Sidekicks.

SideKick responsibilities include:

  • Tracking passenger numbers which are totaled each night and act as the official numbers for our passenger count

  • Assist the driver in navigating the streets of Laramie

  • Record pickup and drop off locations

  • Help keep passengers safe and help enforce the policies of SafeRide (under the direction of the driver)

  • Talk with the passengers and ensure everyone enjoys the SafeRide program

Typical Night

SideKicks attend a mandatory training at 8:30 pm, and for the next several hours they help transport 50-100 passengers safely around town. The dispatcher stops taking calls at 2:00 am signaling the final stretch of the night. SafeRide continues to provide rides to passengers waiting at the SafeRide office (3rd & Garfield) until everyone who wants a ride gets home safely. Sidekicks are generally dropped back off at their homes at around 3:00 am.

Incentive Money 

Through the SafeRide RSO Sidekick Incentive Program, University of Wyoming official RSOs have the opportunity to earn incentive money. Individual Sidekicks must successfully complete their volunteer work for the night to receive the incentive money. There is no minimum amount of Sidekicks that an RSO must provide to participate. There is also no limit to the amount of incentive money that an RSO can earn by participating in the SafeRide RSO Sidekick Incentive Program so sign-up today!

  • $17.50 / per Sidekick

  • 20% Bonus if the RSO successfully completes the night with the number of Sidekicks that were originally registered

Example: An RSO that registers 7 Sidekicks and successfully completes the night with all 7 can receive a total of $147.00 in incentive money for the night; $122.50 Sidekick + $24.50 bonus = $147.00.

Sidekick Resources

Sign Up to be a Sidekick

Adopt-a-Night has started taking reservations for the Fall 2021 semester! Please reserve your spots prior to Sunday at midnight 2 weeks prior to when you want to volunteer.  Reserve your spot now!

SafeRide uses several volunteers each weekend and are almost always looking for more help.  Use the calendar below to determine availability.


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Transit & Parking Services

Office Hours: (M-F)

Academic Yr: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University of Wyoming

1602 E. Spring Creek Dr.

Dept. 4313

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-9800

Fax: (307) 766-7845

Email: tps@uwyo.edu

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