UI Ride shuttle service resumes Aug. 17
August 9, 2021 1:01 PM

Dear colleagues:

Reservations are again being accepted for UI Ride, the convenient University of Illinois System shuttle service that will resume operation on August 17. 

This service connects the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago universities and the Discovery Partners Institute. For fall 2021, UI Ride will make two daily round trips, three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). The convenient and comfortable 18-seat buses offer onboard Wi-Fi and work stations, allowing those traveling between campuses time to work rather than focusing on the drive.

UI Ride also encourages and facilitates the growing collaborative efforts between our universities, and I hope you will take advantage of the service for your next trip.

Departure Times: 
Parking lot E-14 (1802-1834  S. Oak St., Champaign, southeast corner)
7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana) 
7:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.

North Campus Parking Deck Lot B4 (1201 W. University Ave., Urbana) 
7:20 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.

UI Health (UIC West Campus, 1740 W. Taylor St., Chicago)
7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

UIC Behavioral Science Building (UIC East Campus, 1007 W. Harrison St., Chicago) 
7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Illini Center (Discovery Partners Institute, 200 S. Wacker St., Chicago) 
7:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.

Arrival times are estimated to be 2½ to 3 hours after departures.

UI Ride follows COVID-19 safety protocols for transportation services. Face coverings are required for all riders.

I hope resumption of this transportation service makes your important work less stressful and more productive. I look forward to your feedback and am grateful for everything you do for the U of I System. For more information and FAQs, visit uillinois.edu/uiride


Avijit Ghosh
Interim Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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