Transportation Programs

The Shopping Shuttle

The Shopping Shuttle to the Mall, Walmart, Barnes and Noble and Target will run on Sundays and Wednesdays during the fall semester beginning on August 25th through December 11th, 2019. (Except for Thanksgiving week, November 24th through 30th.)

The Shopping Shuttle will continue during the Spring semester on Sundays and Wednesdays beginning on January 15th through May 3rd, 2020. (Except for spring break week of March 8th through March 14th.)

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 three UIS pick-up/drop off locations again this year: Founders Residence Hall (Farnham Dr. entrance), at the Residence Life Office (Homer Butler Commons), and at Sunflower Court.

A limited number of foldable shopping carts will be available for checkout from the front desk at the FRH and HBC pick-up locations.  Students will submit their student ID cards to checkout a cart and will get their ID 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 21-25, 2019 November 26-27, 2019
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
November 30 & December 1, 2019 December 9-14, 2019
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 11-12, 2020 March 6-7, 2020
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 14-15, 2020 May 1-2 & 8-9, 2020
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.

Students requiring X-rays or other off campus medical services as directed by the UIS Health Center, at the time of service, can request free transportation. Students can request this transportation at the Health Center front desk and their staff will provide a pass and assist with the call to Gracious Cab Company.


Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Transportation to and from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport during move-in and move-out weeks 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, call Gracious Cab at 217-685-9900.