Transportation Programs

The Shopping Shuttle 

The Shopping Shuttle to the Mall, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Walgreens and Target will run on Sundays and Wednesdays during the fall semester beginning on August 27th through December 13th, 2017. (Except for Thanksgiving week, November 19th through 25th.)

The Shopping Shuttle will continue during the Spring semester on Sundays and Wednesdays beginning on January 17th through May 6th, 2018. (Except for spring break week of March 11th through March 17th.)

The shuttle will run hourly round trips from UIS pick-up locations to the shopping locations and back to UIS from noon to 5 PM on Sundays and 6 PM to 10 PM on Wednesdays.

There will be two UIS pick-up/drop off locations this year: Founders Residence Hall (Farnham Drive entrance) and at the Residence Life Office (Homer Butler Commons). 

Also new this year – A limited number of fold-able shopping carts will be available for checkout from the front desk at these pick-up locations. Students will submit their icards to check out a cart and will get their icard returned when the cart is returned.

This service is provided through an agreement with Harmony Limousine.


AMTRAK

The UIS Student Affairs Division will provide free transportation to and from the Springfield AMTRAK station on the following dates and times: (these times may be adjusted based on Amtrak arrival and departure schedules) Please call the Gracious Cab Co. so they are aware of your arrival at 217/685-9900.

Pick up at the Springfield Amtrak to UIS Departing UIS to Amtrak Station
Date and times Date and times
 August 23-27, 2017

10:15 AM, 12:50 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:40 PM, 10:25 PM

November 21-22, 2017

5:45 AM, 7:45 AM, 9:45 AM, 4:15 PM, 6:15 PM

November 25-26, 2017 December 11-16, 2017
10:15 AM, 12:50 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:40 PM, 10:25 PM 5:45 AM, 7:45 AM, 9:45 AM, 4:15 PM, 6:15 PM
January 13-15, 2018 March 10 -11, 2018
10:15 AM, 12:50 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:40 PM, 10:25 PM 5:45 AM, 7:45 AM, 9:45 AM, 4:15 PM, 6:15 PM
March 17-18, 2018 May 5-6 & 11-12, 2018
10:15 AM, 12:50 PM, 5:30 PM, 8:40 PM, 10:25 PM 5:45 AM, 7:45 AM, 9:45 AM, 4:15 PM, 6:15 PM

Urgent Care Transportation

The UIS Student Affairs Division will provide free transportation to and from Urgent Care providers in Springfield for non-medical emergency incidents (incidents not requiring an ambulance transport).  Students should contact their Resident Director or Res Life Administrative Staff on Duty to get a Gracious cab company pass and assistance with the call.


Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Transportation to and from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport during the weeks of August 19-24, 2015, December 14-19, 2015, January 16-18, 2016 and May 7-14, 2016 can be arranged by calling the Office of International Student Services at 206-6678.


Special Cab Company Rates

The Gracious Cab Company has offered reduced fare rates for UIS students and staff coming to or leaving campus or going to locations around town.  For location fare rates to specific sites, postings will be available on bulletin boards across campus and as a flier in the student newspaper.