SMTD Regular Bus Route Options for UIS students living in Chatham Hills

DAY ROUTES

Departing from Chatham Hills to Downtown Transfer Center (2 options):

  • Option 1
    • Quickest/shortest ride to downtown is Route #14 heading “inbound”(heading toward downtown) (only route in neighborhood providing direct “inbound” service). Per bus schedule, departure time at bus stop leaving from Meijer in Prairie Crossing will be :04 & :34 running every half-hour all day. It will take the bus at least 6 minutes to travel East on Westchester Boulevard to reach Chatham Road onto Gaines Mills Road picking up then exiting Seven Pines Road onto Chatham Road.
    • Students may board the bus at any of the “outside boundary” SMTD bus stops in the “Hills”, except the ones indicating “Night Service Only” found on Chatham Road between Westchester and Seven Pines Roads.
    • Route #14 will arrive at Downtown Transfer Center Bus Stop A, located on 5th Street between Capital & Jackson
    • Approximately 23 minute ride to the Transfer Center
  • Option 2
    • Route #13 will run every half-hour except mid-morning from 8:45am to 1:45pm.  It will be running only every hour at :45 from downtown.  Except for these times, the Route #13 will be running every half-hour, leaving downtown at :15 & :45 heading outbound.
    • Students may also catch this bus as it travels through the Hills neighborhood but the ride will be closer to an hour trip once they board the bus attempting to get downtown arriving at Bus Stop B located on Capitol Street.
    • Route should depart at :08 & :38 heading “outbound” from Seven Pines & Gaines Mill Road.
    • Students may catch the bus at any of the “interior boundary” SMTD bus stops
    • Approximately 60 minute ride to the Transfer Center

Departing from Downtown Transfer Center to UIS Campus (2 options):

  • Option 1
    • Route #11 UIS parked at Bus Stop C on Capitol Street departs every half hour at :15 & :45 running all day heading “outbound”.
    • Approximately 25 minute ride to PAC at UIS
  • Option 2
    • Route #15 SO. 11th/UIS/LLCC also parked at Bus Stop C departs every half hour all day at :15 & :45 heading “outbound”.
    • Approximately 24 minute ride to PAC at UIS

Departing from UIS to Downtown Transfer Center (2 options):

  • Option 1
    • Route #11 at PAC leaves every half hour at :13 & :43 heading “inbound”
    • Approximately 27 minute ride to Downtown Transfer Center
  • Option 2
    • Route #15 any SMTD bus stop sign heading “inbound” every half hour all day long from PAC at :18 & :48.
    • Also, this route makes 2 trips to UIS once on the “outbound” (leaving from downtown) and returns again for the “inbound” trip (heading to downtown) after leaving LLCC. If students catch the bus on the outbound, the ride will be longer because it will return back to campus once it leaves LLCC the second time through there.
    • Approximately 25 minute ride to Downtown Transfer Center

Departing from Downtown Transfer Center to Chatham Hills (1 option):

  • Option 1
    • “Quickest/shortest” ride heading “outbound from Downtown to Chatham Hills area will be Route #13 Macarthur/Westchester/Jerome Route (again only “outbound” route servicing the Chatham Hills area).
    • However, this route will run every half hour except midmorning from 8:45am to 1:45pm.
    • It will be running only every hour at :45 from downtown. Except for these times, the Route #13 will be running every half-hour leaving downtown at :15 & :45 heading outbound.

 NIGHT ROUTES

Note: The SMTD Night Route (905) and the Express bus service will follow the same schedule as in the past.

 

Monday through Thursday evenings

An Express Bus will pick up students from UIS (Lindsay Farnham/Founders Hall bus stop) at 8:15pm, 9:10pm; and 9:45pm and bring them to Chatham Hills

 

SMTD Night Route (with transfers) – Route 905 & Route 903/904

Bus leaves from UIS 10 minutes after the hour (Lindsay/Farnham/Founders Hall) and travels to Transfer Center, Bus Stop C, arriving at Transfer Center 40 minutes after the hour. (7:10 is the earliest pickup at UIS; 10:10 is the last pickup at UIS to make it to the Transfer Center by 10:40 in order to transfer to Route 903/904 which departs at 10:45pm and arrives at Chatham & Seven Pines Road at 11pm ).

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Student Life Office at 6-6665 or SMTD at 522-5531