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University of Iowa News Release


Oct. 31, 2008

UI Police remind students of Nite Ride service

University of Iowa Police would like to remind students that they offer the Nite Ride van service between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. seven days a week. Women may get a safe, free ride home by dialing 319-384-1111. Callers are connected with the van driver, who can provide the van's current location and an estimated pickup time.

An academic route, which now operates Sunday through Wednesday nights, stages at the north side of the Main Library, but will pick up passengers at any UI parking lot, ramp or building (except for residence halls and University Housing) and drops them off at any UI parking lot, ramp or building including residence halls, University Housing and apartments within the specified boundaries.

The downtown route, which now operates Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, stages at Clinton and Washington streets and is bounded by Summit Street to the east, University Housing (Hawkeye Campus) to the west, Highway 6 and Melrose Avenue to the south, and Highway 6/Park Road/Foster Road to the north.

If at any time a male approaches the Nite Ride van and asks for assistance, the Nite Ride driver will radio the UI Police communications center and request an officer to assist the individual. The Nite Ride van will stay with the individual until the officer arrives.

For more information, including a link to a map of the route, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Brad Allison, University of Iowa Police 319-335-5043,; George McCrory, 319-384-0012,