Safe Transportation Options

We're here to help you get around safely. Check out these transportation options for when you're out late, your ride falls through, or you can't use University Transit Service. When in doubt, reach out for a ride!

UTS bus

UTS Night Pilot and UTS OnDemand

Extensions of the fare-free University Transit Service, UTS Night Pilot and UTS OnDemand work in tandem to provide safe and efficient transportation after hours. Both run from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., 7 days a week, during much of the academic year with modified schedules during breaks and holidays. Night Pilot runs to and from high-demand areas on a 20-minute schedule, while OnDemand performs continuous pick-ups and drop-offs at approximately 50 designated "hubs" in and around Grounds during operational hours. At 2:00 a.m., UTS Night Pilot ends, but OnDemand continues until 5 a.m.

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Students walking around fall Grounds

Safe Walk

From the hours of 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., students can ask an Ambassador for a Safe Walk home. Ambassadors are trained and screened through background checks. 

Students can request a Safe Walk by:

  • walking up to an Ambassador on patrol
  • going into the Public Safety Substation on the Corner
  • calling 434-984-7622, extension 406

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Yellow Cab

Demand and Response Transportation (DART)

DART is an on-demand, fare-free, curb-to-curb paratransit service for UVA students and employees, who, due to a disability, are not able to use UTS. Developed with the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights and operated by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville, DART operates whenever UTS academic routes are in service. Learn how to submit a DART application.

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Poe Alley Grounds


The Charge-a-Ride Program provides taxi service within the Charlottesville area to UVA students who find themselves in uncomfortable situations with no reliable or safe means of transportation and no money for cab fare. Students can call Yellow Cab (434-295-4131), charge the ride to UVA, and pay via the Student Information System – no questions asked.

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