Bus service added to enhance safety at UK

LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - A new program to enhance student safety at the University of Kentucky and surrounding neighborhoods is starting this week.

The university says the program, called "Cats Cruiser," will offer four late-night fixed stop bus routes with buses that will circulate every 20 to 30 minutes. The idea is to allow students and other passengers to safely return to campus or surrounding neighborhoods.

The service is to run during the academic year when classes are in session on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.

The service starts Thursday. Students will be able to ride free with a valid UK student ID, and non-students can ride for $1.

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