The UIS Student Affairs Division is announcing the following transportation programs for the 2018-2019 academic year

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 26th through December 12th, 2018. (Except for Thanksgiving week, November 18th through 24th.)

The Shopping Shuttle will continue during the Spring semester on Sundays and Wednesdays beginning on January 16th through May 5th, 2019. (Except for spring break week of March 10th through March 16th.)

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 again this year: Founders Residence Hall (Farnham Dr. entrance) and at the Residence Life Office (Homer Butler Commons).

A limited number of foldable shopping carts will be available for checkout from the front desk at these pick-up locations.  Students will submit their student ID cards to checkout a cart and will get there 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 22-26, 2018 November 20-21, 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
November 24 & 25, 2018 December 10-15, 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
January 12-13, 2019 March 8-9, 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
March 16-17, 2019 May 4-5 & 10-11, 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

Urgent Care and Medical Services 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.