Texas Tech University

Safe Way Home Programs

SafeRide, Raider Ride Shuttle (Night Ride), & Blue Light Phones

Raider Ride/Safe Ride (742-RIDE or 742-7433)

Safe Ride is a service provided through Student Transportation Fees for pickup anywhere within the Lubbock City Limits and delivery to one's residence. (Please note that this does not include service to and from the airport). The service is temporarily provided through Citibus and is available from 10:00pm - 2:45am Thursday, Friday and Saturday by calling 742-RIDE. The only requirement is that students must have a valid Texas Tech ID.

We have also recently instituted SafeRide pick-up points on Broadway near Crickets.

Answers to Common Myths about Safe Ride

  • You DO NOT have to be drunk - Safe Ride will pick you up anywhere for any reason to take you home
  • You will not be sent to AA
  • We will not tell your mom
  • It's FREE!

Raider Ride/Night Shuttle (742-NITE or 742-6483)

In addition to the on-campus bus routes, which run during daytime hours until 7:00pm, TTU Transportation & Parking Services provides a Night Shuttle service available to students desiring on-campus transportation from 6:30 p.m. until 2:45am. This service may be requested by calling 742-RIDE or 742-NITE to arrange for a shuttle to pick a student up and take them to their on-campus destination.

  • Raider Ride is free when the starting or ending point of the trip is on the TTU main campus or Satellite lots.
  • Raider Ride has a $5 charge per rider when the trip is from any off-campus location to another off-campus location.

Request a ride during service hours through the TapRide app (Google Play, App Store). A valid student ID is needed. Raider Ride uses white 10-passenger vans for service.


Blue Light Phones

Safety on campus is something the SGA feels must be addressed before a problem, not afterward. For this reason, Student Government has partnered with the Police Department and other entities on campus to implement the Blue Light Phones. All of these phones immediately dial the TTU Police Department when the receiver is picked up. More Information on these phones and other similar services is available in the SGA office. A map of Blue Light Phone locations can be found here.

Road Raiders Safe Travel Network

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