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SafeRide is an on-call public transportation service that operates late nights and
weekends to offer safe rides anywhere in Laramie city limits! Rides are fare free
and open to the public.
Monday - Friday: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Summer: Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Download the "UWYO SafeRide" App: The easiest way to get a SafeRide is through the app!
Track Your SafeRide: Plus view wait times and arrival times
Enjoy the Ride!
Don't have the app? Call 307-766-RIDE (7433) to request a ride
If you are in the downtown area, we ask that you come to our office located at 3rd and Garfield (403 S. 3rd Street) for a ride.
Be sure to notify the dispatcher if a rider requires a lift and/or wheelchair tiedowns.
Individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired may contact SafeRide at (307) 766-7433 through a relay service or by dialing 711. Click here to reach the Wyoming Relay website.
Please obey the following rules to ensure the safety of all riders and drivers. The Rider Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:
No Smoking. Vehicles are required to be smoke free. See UW Regulation 2-180 for more details.
Prohibited Items: Alcohol, illegal drugs, and dangerous weapons are not allowed within the vehicle parameters because University policy and/or Federal or State law prohibits these items on University property. (See UW Regulations 2-39; 2-178; 21 CFR 1300.01 et. seq.) Similarly, flammable or explosive materials are not allowed on the vehicles.
Carry-On’s: Passengers should try to keep a carry-on limit of two (2) reasonable items. Carry-on items should cause minimal disturbance to other passengers and should not take up a large amount of space or block the aisle or seating of other passengers
Personal Hygiene: Riders shall maintain appropriate and reasonable personal hygiene/body odor.
Clothing: Appropriate clothing, i.e. shirts, shoes, etc., must be worn at all times.
Disruptive Behavior: Riders must maintain appropriate social behavior while interacting with drivers, dispatchers, and other riders. Riders may not physically abuse or threaten others. Obscene language or actions will not be tolerated. All body parts must be kept inside the vehicles at all times. No playing of radios, CD players, or other noisy equipment (without headphones) on the vehicles.
Children: Parents must control children and ensure that they are seated and properly restrained.
Service Animals: No petting guide dogs or service animals without the permission from the owner.
Littering: No littering or throwing objects from the vehicles.
Equipment: No operating or tampering with any vehicle or driver equipment.
Seat Belts: UW Demand Response vehicles are equipped with seat belts and all passengers are required to wear seat belts for the duration of their ride.
Car Seats: For children that require a car seat, the passenger is required to supply the car seat and secure the car seat into the vehicle.
Departing the Vehicle: Riders must depart vehicles upon demand of a driver or any other UW Transportation Services representative. When departing, be sure to take all of your belongings. UW is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
UW Transportation Services appreciates the cooperation of all riders, so that we may provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable trip for all.
Failure to comply with the Rider Code of Conduct may result in denial of rides, referral to the Dean of Student’s office, and/or a report to the University of Wyoming Police Department, depending on the circumstances.
SideKicks are the ride-along volunteers that help keep SafeRide operating. Sidekicks help keep SafeRide "safe" by relieving the driver of distractions. There's just too much going on for one driver to be able to safely operate the van alone. Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) may volunteer to act as Sidekicks.
Tracking passenger numbers which are totaled each night and act as the official numbers for our passenger count
Assist the driver in navigating the streets of Laramie
Record pickup and drop off locations
Help keep passengers safe and help enforce the policies of SafeRide (under the direction of the driver)
Talk with the passengers and ensure everyone enjoys the SafeRide program
SideKicks attend a mandatory training at 8:30 pm, and for the next several hours they help transport 50-100 passengers safely around town. The dispatcher stops taking calls at 2:00 am signaling the final stretch of the night. SafeRide continues to provide rides to passengers waiting at the SafeRide office (3rd & Garfield) until everyone who wants a ride gets home safely. Sidekicks are generally dropped back off at their homes at around 3:00 am.
Through the SafeRide RSO Sidekick Incentive Program, University of Wyoming official RSOs have the opportunity to earn incentive money. Individual Sidekicks must successfully complete their volunteer work for the night to receive the incentive money. There is no minimum amount of Sidekicks that an RSO must provide to participate. There is also no limit to the amount of incentive money that an RSO can earn by participating in the SafeRide RSO Sidekick Incentive Program so sign-up today!
20% Bonus if the RSO successfully completes the night with the number of Sidekicks that were originally registered
Example: An RSO that registers 7 Sidekicks and successfully completes the night with all 7 can receive a total of $147.00 in incentive money for the night; $122.50 Sidekick + $24.50 bonus = $147.00.
Adopt-a-Night has started taking reservations for the Spring 2022 semester! Please reserve your spots prior to Sunday at midnight 2 weeks prior to when you want
to volunteer. Reserve your spot now!
SafeRide uses several volunteers each weekend and are almost always looking for more help. Use the calendar below to determine availability.
Effective Date: August 17, 2022
Last Updated Date: August 17, 2022
The "Service" means any website, mobile application, or internet service under UW's control, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing UW's online platform that connects users with public transportation within the City of Laramie, WY. Each reservation a user makes with such vehicle sharing transportation on the Service is a "Reservation," and each ride taken through a Reservation is a "Ride." "Member" means any such individual who uses the Service to make Reservations and take Rides.
"Personal Information" means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.
We collect Personal Information when you: register to use the Service; use the Service; and communicate with us.
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and similar technology as you use the Service.
Personal Information Collection. You must register to make a Reservation through the Service. To register, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, phone number, email address, and billing address. You may also provide other optional information.
Using the Service. We collect information you post through the Service, such as when you make a Reservation. The Service will collect personal information needed to make a Reservation. We will also store your transaction history.
Location and Other Information from Your Mobile Device. We collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. We may also collect information that identifies the mobile device you are using. Collection of this information improves the provision of the Service. You may opt-out of location-based service at any time by editing the setting at the device level.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Service and our third party partner, such as Via Mobility ("Via") collect and store information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. When you visit the Service, we are our third party service providers receive and record information our server logs from your browser, including your unique device ID, IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. We may use information collected through these technologies to remember information so that you won't have to reenter it on subsequent visits, to provide and monitor the effectiveness of the Service, to automatically update the Service on you mobile devices and for other purposes. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies, though depending on your mobile device you may not be able to delete tracking technologies from your device. Deleting or blocking cookies and other tracking technology may cause the Service to not work properly. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our members, we are not able to respond to DO Not Track signals from your browser at this time.
By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Service.
Internal and Service Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Service. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.
Communications. We may send email or text messages to the email address or phone number you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose.
UW May Disclose your Information. We may share your information to comply with legal obligations such as with insurance companies, government agencies or law enforcement; to protect and defend our rights and property; with third party service providers such as Via; with your permission.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at email@example.com.
We may retain your information for as long as your account is active and for up to six years after you close you account or it becomes inactive. In certain circumstances, we may retain your information for longer periods of time in order to provide you with services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Children's Privacy. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 and we do not want it. We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it.
If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child's account.
International Users. By using the Service, you will transfer data to the United States.
You control your account information and settings. You may update your account information and email communication preferences at any time by logging into the app and changing your settings under Edit Profile.
Communications. You can stop receiving email communications from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service related communications such as account verifications, and texts informing you of where your vehicle is located and the status of your love rides, receipts, reminders, security notices, and changes to the Service.
Accessing, Updating, or Deleting Your Information. If you would like to access, update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the Service or if you would like to delete your personal information maintained by Via, please send an email to email@example.com. Upon request, we will take reasonable steps to correct, update, amend or delete your personal information, though we may not be able to permanently delete your personal information in all instances.
This agreement is a legally binding contract. It may change as our Services changes, and you agree you will review it and any updates regularly. Your continued use of the Service means you accept any changes.
Binding Agreement. These Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and the University of Wyoming and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“UW,” “Company,” “we,” “us”). “You” and “users” shall mean all users of the Service. You accept these Terms each time you access the Service. If you do not accept these Terms, you must not use the Service. If you are under 18 years of age, you represent and agree that you possess the legal consent of your parent or guardian to access and use the Service.
Revisions to Terms. We may revise these Terms at any time by posting an updated version. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms because you are bound by them. Your continued use of the Service after a change to these Terms constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms.
I. The Service
The “Service” means any website, mobile application, or internet service under UW’s control or its affiliate technology provider, Via Transportation, Inc (“Via”). Whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing Via’s online platform that connects users with vehicle-sharing transportation providers in Laramie, Wyoming. Each reservation a user makes with such vehicle-sharing transportation providers on the Service is a “Reservation,” and each ride taken through a Reservation is a “Ride.”
By using the Service to make a Reservation for a Ride, you are electing to use a ridesharing transportation service. You may arrange for individual (i.e., non-shared) transportation services by contacting a third-party transportation provider directly. Please be aware that the fees for such individual transportation are set by the third-party transportation providers and may differ substantially from the fees for the Service. UW is not responsible for fees accrued from third-party transportation providers.
II. Eligibility to Use the Service
No one under the age of 18 is allowed to register with or use the Service without the consent of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18, by registering for and using the Service, you warrant and represent that you have consent to do so from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor who has registered for or used the Service without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
III. Your Account
You are responsible for you log-in credentials and for keeping your information accurate.
You are responsible for any activity resulting from the use of your log-in credentials on the Service.
You represent and warrant that the information you provide to the Company upon use of the Service and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete.
To use the Service, you may need to log-in by providing a username, password, and cellular phone number. Your account is personal to you, and you may not share your account information with, or allow access to your account by, any third party. As you will be responsible for all activity that occurs under your access credentials (including, without limitation, the behavior of any other people that travel in your party), you agree to use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Service and to preserve the confidentiality of your username and password, and any device that you use to access the Service.
You agree to notify us immediately of any breach in secrecy of your log-in information. If you have any reason to believe that your account information has been compromised or that your account has been accessed by a third party, you agree to immediately notify the Company by email to email@example.com. You will be solely responsible for the losses incurred by the Company and others due to any unauthorized use of your account.
IV. Payments and Billing
UW does not charge a “fee” for use of the free public transportation Service’s. UW charges a fee for premium Services associated with the ADA Paratransit Service. You will be charged for any premium Services and payment is due at the time of Service. Failure to pay these fees at the time of Service will result in you being billed with any additional processing fees. Failure to pay these billed Services may result in the suspension of your account, in UW’s sole discretion. All Fees are non-refundable. Fees are exclusive of taxes and other government surcharges.
V. Additional Guests
If you make a Reservation and multiple people are traveling in your party, you, as the account associated with the Reservation, are responsible for the conduct of everybody traveling in your party.
When you make a Reservation, you must indicate how many people are travelling your party. If you do not, we reserve the right to refuse service to additional guests or charge an additional fee.
UW or Via may communicate with you by email, text message or posting notice on the Service. You may request that we provide notice of security breaches in writing.
You agree to receive email from us at the email address you provided to us for customer service-related purposes.
Electronic Notices. By using the Service or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please contact Via at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMS Text Messages. We may send you an SMS text message to the phone number you provide upon registering with the Service (i) when you register with the service, (ii) when you make a Reservation, (iii) when your vehicle is approaching the designated pick up location, (iv) when your vehicle is at the designated pick up location, and (v) when you reset your password with the service. Text message and data rates, as determined by your wireless carrier, may apply. By registering with the Service, you consent to receive these SMS text messages.
VII. University of Wyoming (UW) Content Ownership and Use
UW owns or has rights to all of the content we make available through the Service, but you may use it as you use the Service. You cannot use our logo without our written permission.
The term "content" or "contents" as used generally in these Terms shall mean any text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Service), audio, video, information or other materials.
The contents of the Service includes: designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files, computer code, and other UW content are the property of UW or its licensors and are protected under copyright, trademark, and other laws (collectively, "UW content"). All UW content and the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all UW content are the property of UW or its licensors and are protected under copyright, trademark, and other laws.
License to you. We authorize you, subject to these Terms, to access and use the Service and the UW content solely to make Reservations. Any other use is expressly prohibited. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause. Unauthorized use of the UW content may violate copyright, trademark, and applicable communications regulations and statutes and is strictly prohibited.
UW Marks. UW, the UW logo, SafeRide, the SafeRide logo, and other UW logos and product and service names are trademarks of UW (the "UW Marks"). Without our prior written permission, and except as solely enabled by any link as provided by us, you agree not to display or use in any manner the UW Marks.
VIII. Third-Party Content Disclaimers, Limitations, and Prohibitions.
You are responsible for your actions when using and relying on the Service or content available on the Service.
We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of content, posted by third parties ("Third-Party Content"). UW does not endorse any, nor is it responsible for, Third-Party Content on the Service.
You agree to use the Service only for its intended purpose. You must use the Service in compliance with all privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and other applicable laws. The following uses of the Service are prohibited. You may not:
Attempt to interfere with, reverse engineer, steal from, or gain unauthorized access to the Service, user accounts, or the technology and equipment supporting the Service;
Use data mining, robots, web spiders, viruses or works or other data gathering devices on or through the Service, including any program that unduly burdens or hinders the operation or performance of the Service;
Post incomplete, false, or misleading information, impersonate another person, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
IX. Consequences of Violating These Terms.
If you do not act acceptably, we may prohibit your use of the Service.
We will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of the above to the fullest extent of the law. UW reserves the right to involve and cooperate with federal, state and local law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users to violate these Terms in a criminal manner.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and prevent access to the Service for any reason, at our discretion.
You are responsible for any claims, fees, fines, penalties, and other liability incurred by us or others caused by or arising out of your breach of these Terms and your use of the Service.
X. UW's Liability.
We are not liable for the actions of users when they use the Service. We may also change the Service at any time and are not liable for how this may affect you. We do not guarantee the quality o accuracy of any content you view using the Service or other websites.
Changes to the Service. We may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including hours or operation or availability of the Service or any feature, without notice or liability.
User Disputes. We are not responsible for any disputes or disagreements between you and any third party you interact with using the Service. You assume all risk associated with dealing with third parties. You agree to resolve disputes directly with the other party. You release UW of all claims, demands, and damages in disputes among users of the Service. You also agree not to involve us in such disputes.
Content Accuracy. We make no representations about accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any contents of the Service. Use the Service at your own risk
XI. Disclaimer of Warranties.
You use the Service at your own risk. We make no warranties or guarantees.
Released parties include UW and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors.
You expressly understand and agree that: (i) your use of the service is at your sole risk, and the service is provided on "as is" and "as available" basis. The released parties make no warranty that the service will meet your requirements and that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
XII. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification.
We are not liable for anything that happens to you that somehow may be connected to your use of the Service. If you use the Service in a way that causes us to be included in litigation, you agree to pay all legal fees and costs for released parties.
You expressly understand and agree that the released parties shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages.
XIII. General Terms
The University does not waive its sovereign immunity or its governmental immunity by entering into this Agreement and fully retains all immunities and defenses provided by law with regard to any action based on this Agreement. Any actions or claims again the University under this agreement must be in accordance with and are controlled by the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act, W.S. 1-39-101 et seq. (1977) as amended.
The Parties hereto agree that (i) the laws of Wyoming, shall govern this Agreement; (ii) any questions arising hereunder shall be construed according to such laws; and (iii) this Agreement has been negotiated and executed in the State of Wyoming and is enforceable in the courts of Wyoming.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and UW concerning your use of the Service. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a wavier of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
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