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Service Updates and Announcements

This page is updated with changes for Shuttle Services as well as Evanston Parking and Chicago Parking announcements.



Shuttle Service Updates

Shuttle Changes for Independence Day

Please note the following changes to University shuttle service on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Shuttle Service Updates

Please note the following updates for University shuttle service during summer.

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 took effect on Monday, October 1, 2018. 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, 2018. 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.


Evanston Parking Announcements

City of Evanston Reservoir Project

The City of Evanston Lincoln Street water reservoir construction project is in progress.  Construction activity/traffic is expected on Lincoln Street and North Campus Drive.  Member of the campus community are urged to use caution and allow extra time when driving or walking near the work site.  The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.


Lot Closings

The Reservoir lot (#104) is permanently closed.  See other lot closings on the main page of this website.


Garage/Lot Capacity Update

 The following events may affect capacity, traffic and congestion in the parking garages.  Parkers should allow extra time and plan to use alternate lots if necessary:  No events planned.

Summer Parking

Summer parking permits are now available in the Parking Office at the monthly ($47) or daily ($8) rate.  Valid Wildcard/Northwestern affiliation or proof of enrollment or registration in a summer class, program, conference or camp is required.  Summer permits are not valid past September 30.  Ryan Field "D" permits are valid to park in main campus commuter student (green) lots beginning June 17 through September 27.

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.



Chicago Parking Announcements

There are currently no notices for Chicago Parking.