Prior to the fall 2016 semester, Nite Ride was limited to female students and staff primarily due to concerns about safety for the female passengers. Student government leadership requested that the limitations be eliminated and an Iowa Civil Rights Commission decision also required no limitation.
The UI Police Department has been exploring some other options. Nite Ride is now available to students and staff of all genders and utilizes a smartphone “app” technology that allows for better tracking of users, better routing, and alerts riders when the bus will be available. Advertisement of its availability has occurred and is ongoing. UI Police and student and advocacy groups continue to work to address safety issues.
Please consult the UI Police website for further information.