Husky Rides changes name, policy
Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 01:09
Husky Rides, previously run by the campus police department and formerly known as Husky Watch, has been taken over by the transportation department.
Husky Rides is a service offered seven days a week (excluding major holidays) that transports students, faculty and staff safely during the evenings.
Husky Rides will be doing pick-ups by reservation only. “The police department would take calls, but they wouldn’t schedule them,” said Janet Freniere, Manager of UConn Transportation Services. The police department ran the system on a first come, first serve basis. The new Husky Rides will only do pick-ups that were scheduled ahead of time.
Another change is that while the campus buses are running, Husky Rides will only drive from off campus locations to on campus locations and vice versa. This service will begin each night at 6 p.m. From Monday to Wednesday and Sundays, they will run until 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays they will run until 3 a.m.
After the buses stop running, Husky Rides will give rides from on campus locations to other on campus locations, as well. From Monday to Wednesday and Sunday nights, the service will begin at midnight until 2 a.m. On Thursdays, it will run from midnight to 3 a.m. On Fridays, it will run from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. On Saturdays, it will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 3 a.m.