Students looking for a ride to downtown or a lift to local bars and shopping centers will be able to capitalize on a free shuttle service that starts up again this Friday.
KnightLYNX, an SGA-sponsored shuttle service, will provide late-night rides to the Waterford Lakes Town Center, Downtown Orlando and the surrounding UCF area with its three routes. Coming off of a summer hiatus, the routes will run Friday and Saturday nights with some routes starting as early as 6 p.m. and running until 3 a.m.
"KnightLYNX is an invaluable service for UCF and the surrounding community." said Christopher Clemente, SGA Facilities and Transportation Coordinator, in a release. "We supply students with a safe way to travel and a chance to enjoy the weekend night life of Waterford Lakes, downtown Orlando and the immediate area surrounding our main campus."
KnightLYNX routes will run throughout the academic school year, ending on Nov. 22 and not beginning again until Jan. 16. All of the routes will leave and drop-off at the CFE Arena.
The Red Line or KnightLYNX 212, also known as the downtown shuttle, will run to Downtown Orlando at Garland Avenue and South Street via Alafaya Trail, State Route 408 and South Street. While traveling toward Downtown Orlando, stops will include the drops near the intersections of Alafaya Trail and Colonial Drive, South Street and Bumby Avenue and South Street and Garland Avenue. This line will operate from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Blue Line, or KnightLYNX 210, will run to the Waterford Lakes Town Center via Alafaya Trail, Colonial Drive, Woodbury Road and Waterford Lakes Parkway. It will stop near the intersections of Colonial Drive and Alafaya Trail, Waterford Lakes Parkway and Alafaya Trail and the Recreation & Wellness Center. This line will operate from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Green Line, or KnightLYNX 211, will service the UCF campus and will circulate McCulloch Road, University Boulevard, Alafaya Trail and Central Florida Boulevard. It will have stops at the intersections University Boulevard and Turbine Drive near Plaza on University and the Recreation & Wellness Center. This line will operate from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The release states that SGA encourages students to use KnightLYNX as an alternative to help support a more sustainable environment and provide an alternative to drinking and driving or walking home.