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The University of Iowa

Fall 2012


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Iowa Now



Free taxi service available to students in unexpected, emergency situations

This fall, University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) and the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students (ECGPS) partnered with a local cab service to provide free and safe transportation for University of Iowa students in unexpected or emergency situations in the Iowa City/Coralville area.

Student on cell phone opening back door of taxiThe program, SafeRide, serves UI students living on- and off-campus. It runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily during the fall and spring semesters.

“SafeRide is an initiative by student government to improve the safety of all students,” says UISG President Nic Pottebaum, a senior from Marion, Iowa.

SafeRide may be used by a student once per semester. It is not a substitute for 911 emergency services.

To receive a SafeRide, a student should call the SafeRide number, 319-467-HOME (319-467-4663). An automated message will play, then students are connected with a dispatcher with Yellow Cab of Iowa City. The dispatcher verifies that the person calling is a current and registered student at the university.

Once the taxicab arrives, the student must present a valid ID and sign a SafeRide slip. The taxi will then take students to their local home address (as listed in the university directory) or to a medical facility.

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