Safe Ride

 

SafeRide is a free transportation service for University of Arizona affiliates. Since 1981, SafeRide has provided a nighttime alternative to walking alone on campus and in the Tucson community. It is managed and operated entirely by students under the sponsorship of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA). As an academic service, SafeRide's mission is to serve those going to or from campus, while also providing a friendly and official presence on the streets at night.

How do I get a ride?

Download Tripshot app from your phones app store. 

Enter the service name "UA Saferide" 

Log in with your UA netID and password and begin requesting rides.

 

 

 

 

SafeRide provides rides between any two locations within our boundaries with the exception of downtown Tucson. Our boundaries include grocery stores, all main campus buildings, residence halls, apartment complexes, and more! 

SafeRide will be unable to transport children in car seats or booster seats, even if the adult traveling with the child secures the seat inside the vehicle. SafeRide drivers will not install car seats or booster seats inside SafeRide vehicles. SafeRide drivers have discretion to deny rides to riders with children who, in their opinion, may be under eight years of age and not more than four feet nine inches tall. 

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Thursday | 6:00pm - 12:30am

Friday | 6:30pm - 10:00pm 

New ride requests are not accepted between 8:45pm - 9:00pm to allow time for our drivers to change shifts. 

Hiring

Saferide driver application is live on handshake - Submit your application now. 

 


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How to request a ride

Download Tripshot app from your phones app store. 

Enter the service name "UA Saferide" 

Log in with your UA netID and password and begin requesting rides.

 

 

 

 

SafeRide provides rides between any two locations within our boundaries with the exception of downtown Tucson. Our boundaries include grocery stores, all main campus buildings, residence halls, apartment complexes, and more! 

SafeRide will be unable to transport children in car seats or booster seats, even if the adult traveling with the child secures the seat inside the vehicle. SafeRide drivers will not install car seats or booster seats inside SafeRide vehicles. SafeRide drivers have discretion to deny rides to riders with children who, in their opinion, may be under eight years of age and not more than four feet nine inches tall. 

  • 20 minutes before close, SafeRide's boundaires are truncated. The trucated boundaries are:

    • Grant to the North, 8th St. to the South, Tucson Blvd. to the East, and 4th Ave. to the West. Please keep this in mind if you are calling in the last 20 minutes of our operating hours.

 

 

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Ben Frieden
Operations Director 
bvf@arizona.edu

 

 

Wally Bujak
Administrative Director 
walterbujak@arizona.edu

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Racheal Odell 
Assistant 
rachealodell@arizona.edu

 

Saferide is currently operating with reduced boundaries, hours, and longer wait times. Listed below is a picture of our current boundaries, we apologize for the inconvenience. 

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Not sure where to wait? Want to know if we drop-off at your apartment complex? Download a list of our exact pick up and drop off locations here!

 

Current Boundaries :                       

  • North: Grant Road
  • South: Broadway Boulevard
  • West: Stone Avenue
  • East: Tucson Boulevard 

SafeRide is an academic program. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. For liability reasons, we do not transport intoxicated passengers. 

 

Any belongings you carry must be able to fit in your lap. This include backpacks, purses, and any grocery items. As a general rule, you must limit your groceries to FOUR bags or less per person. SafeRide drivers are unable to open their trunks to accommodate more items.

 

You are responsible for knowing your pick-up location (not every location is right outside of the front doors). If you do not know where to wait, please ask your operator or take a look at our locations list!

 

SafeRide can only accept ONE destination per call. If you have multiple destinations, you must place multiple calls.

 

SafeRide is not able to schedule rides in advance. Please be aware of your schedule and only request rides when you are ready. SafeRide is not responsible for your potential tardiness. 

 

Saferide does NOT pick up or drop off in Downtown Tucson or 4th Ave. 

 

Saferide out of boundaries pick-up locations are El Con (Walmart, Target, Theater) and The Retreat. 

 

SafeRide patrons must follow the University of Arizona Weapon Policy. For access to this policy please click here

How much does Saferide cost?

  • SafeRide is a FREE service sponsored by Associated Students of the University of Arizona, The University of Arizona Parents and Family Association, and the UA Student Affairs Fee. Drivers are not able to accept tips.

 

Why isn’t SafeRide open on the weekends?

  • SafeRide is an ASUA service and our operating days mirror those of ASUA

 

Who can use SafeRide?

  • SafeRide is a free service for University of Arizona Students, Staff, and Faculty! You will be asked to show your CatCard, so please have that ready!

 

How do I get a ride?

  • Download the Tripshot app and start requesting rides! 

 

Does SafeRide have any safety tips?

  • Make sure to always walk with a trusted friend at night. Utilize apps such as LiveSafe attached to the University of Arizona for safety tips as well being able to track your location.

 

Is SafeRide a designated driving service?

  • SafeRide is not a designated driving service. Drivers and operators reserve the right to refuse service to any passenger. Intoxicated passengers are a liability so SafeRide cannot condone alcohol consumption. To be directly connected with Discount Cab, call 621-SAFE and press ‘4.’

 

Who runs SafeRide?

  • SafeRide is operated by two directors and an assistant. The two SafeRide Directors are students appointed by the ASUA Administrative Vice President each year. These Directors then select their assistant and the three of them hire supervisors and drivers. SafeRide is a completely student-run service with paid student employees. 

 

Why did my driver cancel my ride? 

  • ​Please be mindful of other students requesting rides, we have a four minute wait period - the driver will wait in your designated pick up location. Each minute you will receive a notification your driver has arrived, if you have not located your driver within those four minutes, the driver is forced to cancel the ride and proceed with different rides. If you experience problems locating your driver, please call (520) 621- SAFE(7233) and we will assist you in finding them. 

 

Why can't I find my driver? 

  • If you are experiencing problems locating your driver, call (520) 621-SAFE (7233) and mention your name, email, and your pickup location. We are happy to assist you! We will communicate with the driver to ensure you are picked up. 

How to Apply for SafeRide!

Interested in a fun job? Do you like driving and listening to good music?

Well you're in luck because SafeRide is HIRING for drivers!

​The application is live on Handshake!  

Bear Down and Ride Safe!

Contact 

(520) 621-7233 (Press 5 to leave a message)

Email us

asua-asua@arizona.edu

asua-saferide@arizona.edu

Office

ASUA Offices in the Student Union Memorial Center (3rd Floor)
Building 19, Room 325M
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Night Cat by Lyft

Spring service starts Tuesday 1/3/2023 and ends Friday 5/12/2023!

Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) offers eligible UArizona students, faculty, and staff free Lyft rides starting and ending on campus, Safeway on Broadway, or Walmart at El Con Mall ONLY. Ride codes are valid Monday - Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

HOW IT WORKS: Each month, eligible riders may request up to 6 free rides a month (2 ride codes per week) as program funding permits. Rides codes will cover up to a $15 maximum per ride. For rides more than $15, students, faculty and staff riders will be responsible for the remaining balance. Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharge.

Please Note: Once the monthly funds for the program have been exhausted, free rides will be suspended until next month.

Visit the Night Cat by Lyft page for more information 

Motorist Assistance Program

  • Does your vehicle need a jump start?
  • Did you accidentally lock the keys in your car?
  • Do you need to locate your car?
  • Does your air (air compressor) need service?

The Motorist Assistance Program(MAP), is a free service provided by the Parking and Transportation Services Parking Enforcement Section to all UA affiliates.

Call 621-2886 for assistance.

Vehicles requesting MAP service must be on University and/or Commercial property within the University property boundary as defined by UAPD campus patrol area.

If the Officer is unable to complete the Assistive service, our dispatcher can provide you with up to three alternative phone numbers to a commercial provider for the type of service needed.

Visit the Motorist Assistance Program page for more information