Safe Ride Overwhelmed by Demand

Due to Over whelming use, Safe Ride has made changes to add vans to better serve it’s ridersSafeRidePhoneButtons-136x150

Wednesday—- 10pm to 3am

Thursday —– 10 pm to 3 am

Friday ——— 3 pm to 3 am

Saturday —— 10 pm to 3 am (2 vans)

On weekends safe ride has added a second van to meet the demand.

Current numbers show Saturday riders total from 200 and 275 a night

Safe Ride is a free service available to the entire community. The Safe Ride bus picks up and drops off riders anywhere within the city limits between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Safe ride is not just for those who have had too much to drink but the safe ride also gives rides to those who might fear for their safety.


  • Hays resident

    It is great that drunk or unsafe people can get a FREE ride home. I guess they give the free rides away by charging the elderly and disabled a $1.50 for each time they step on the bus. They are however allowed to ride for free on the above times and days. I just don’t see to many grandmas trolling the bars at 1am.

  • Runner

    Looks like there’s too many drunks in Hays… Could have something to do with all the liquor stores! I’ve always said Hays has WAY too many drunks!!! Attack the PROBLEM, not the solution (to drunk driving)!!!

    • Heh.

      At least people who are intoxicated can get a ride instead of driving drunk and hurting people. And FHSU pays for safe ride. You idiot.

    • Heh.

      This was meant for Hays resident, not Runner

  • inkslinger

    FHSU pays for the safe ride, and access is not just for the elderly and handicapped. it is Public transportation, anybody can ride it. i save $9,000 a year not owning a car and by taking access and safe ride to work and the store. More people should utilize this public transportation, it might get more stupid drivers off the streets.

    • Uncle Thomas

      Are you saying you are a “stupid driver”?
      (only having fun with your comment)

  • Blind r

    Runner, give me a break. Too many liquor stores = more drinking. That’s like saying more grocery stores = more eating. Get off the soapbox. The program is a success.

  • Great Idea

    I think what they are doing is a great idea. The people that happen to be drunk and use it, I give you props. You are saving several lives this way!!