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Service Updates and Announcements

Shuttle Service Updates

Chicago Evening Loop Shuttle Changes

In an effort to make our shuttle service as convenient and efficient as possible, there are changes to the Chicago Evening Loop that will take effect on Monday, October 1. Going forward the shuttle will go directly to the train station of riders on the bus. When you board you will now need to notify the driver of the train station to which you are traveling. If no riders are going to a specific station the shuttle will not travel to that station. The pick-up schedule from campus remains unchanged. This change will help the shuttle remain on-time and reduce your travel time to your station.

DoubleMap Service Ended, Download TransLoc Shuttle Tracker

Since our initial communication introducing the TransLoc Rider app and announcing the transition from DoubleMap to TransLoc for tracking University shuttles, many community members have adopted the new tracking system. Accordingly, the DoubleMap website is no longer available as of August 31. Based on your feedback, digital screens on campus will now display the projected shuttle arrival times for nearby stops.

Original message: In the spirit of continuous service improvement, we are pleased to announce that you can now track University shuttles with the TransLoc Rider app. This integration means our community has access to one app that allows for tracking shuttles and requesting a Safe Ride. For additional details, please see our TransLoc Shuttle Tracker page that includes instructions on how to view TransLoc.

Parking Announcements

2018/19 Parking Permits

2018/19 parking permits must now be displayed.  All 2017/18 permits are now expired.

Game Day Parking at Ryan Field

 All vehicles must be removed from Ryan Field lots by 1:00 am on the dates of home football games - September 15 & 29, October 13 & 27, and November 3 & 24.  Ryan lots reopen for season ticket holder parking 4 hours before kickoff.  Free parking is available in all main campus lots after 4:00 pm Fridays.

Lot Closings

The Cook Hall-MLS lot (# 122) will be closed on Thursday, 11/15 and Friday, 11/16 for a special event.  The Reservoir lot (# 104) will close for the winter season beginning Monday, 12/3.

Parking Lot Gates and Pay Stations

Parking controls (gates, card readers and pay stations) in the North and South Parking Garages are now operating.  Current permit holders will gain access to the garages by swiping their Wildcard at the entrance gates.  Daily parking for those without current permits is available for an $8.00 fee.  Daily parking may be paid for at pay stations located in each elevator lobby.  Further detailed information is available on this web site under the Policies & Information tab above.

Parking Reminders

Storage of vehicles in main campus lots and garages for periods of time exceeding 48 consecutive hours is prohibited.

Contractor Parking

Construction contractors are prohibited from parking in all main campus lots and garages.  Contractor Lot permits will be valid only in the Ryan Field West and East  parking lots (# 101/ 102).  A free contractor shuttle is provided.

Resident Student Parking in North Garage

Resident Student permits ("R", "R9") will continue to have access to the North Garage.