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.
The 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.
For more information, visit uisg.uiowa.edu/saferide.