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Getting a Ride

Request a ride

To arrange a Safe Ride with a smartphone, schedule a ride with our new TransLoc app! With the app, users login using their NetID and password, order a ride, and will be given an ETA when a driver has selected their ride.

To arrange a Safe Ride and you don't have a smartphone, call us at 847-491-7000 within operating hours. You will need to provide us with:

  • your netID
  • your location
  • how many people will be in your party (3 maximum)

Our dispatcher will give you an ETA. Please be present at your pick-up location on time.

TransLoc User Guide

About your ride

Safe Ride is a safety service, not a taxi. Learn more about what you can expect from your Safe Ride.


Safe Ride is available from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am during the academic year when classes are in session. See Hours to see specific dates Safe Ride will be running. 

Wait times

An average wait for a Safe Ride is about 10 minutes. Wait times can be longer on weekends and during our busiest hours. See Wait Times for estimates.

Ride boundaries

Safe Ride will only perform pick-ups and drop-offs at certain locations and within pre-defined boundaries. For more information, visit  Coverage Area and Pickup Locations.

Rules for riders

Students agree to Safe Ride policies when they request a ride. The University is able to deny a ride if they are not being honored. Learn about Regulations and expected Etiquette.