Transportation & Automotive Services

Transportation & Automotive Services (TAS) includes the Car Pool, Garage, and Transportation. TAS provides fleet management services for the entire campus, including vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, vehicle rental, oversight for campus vehicle purchases and operations, and transportation services ranging from material delivery to snow removal.

F&S van on campus


The Garage will work on almost anything with a motor! Our experienced staff of full-time mechanics will diagnose and repair:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Semis
  • Fire engines
  • Dump trucks
  • Lawn mowers
  • Zambonis
  • Boat trailers
  • Winnebagos

Service and Repairs

 Basic MaintenancePreventive Maintenance
 Vehicle Washing & Interior CleaningTire Services & Alignment
 Vehicle Systems RepairBody & Special Equipment Repair
 Vehicle RefinishingService Calls
 Automotive Machine ShopCar Pool Vehicle Dispatch

Excellent customer service is our goal! We maintain all university vehicle and equipment records. We can advise you on which services you need, saving you time and money.

Phone: 217-333-3912

Mon – Fri 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sat – Sun 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.


TAS is committed to providing green options and fuel-efficient technologies. Sustainable driving choices at the university Car Pool include:

  • Toyota Prius
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Ford C-Max

Ask for details when making a reservation.


UI Ride serves campus 2 trips per day, 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting August 17, 2021. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit: If you have any questions, please contact us at or 217-333-7433.


As a part of Illinois’ commitment to promoting sustainable habits and being a leader within our community, the University of Illinois System joined Smartway as of 2020, becoming the first higher education system to join this program as an affiliate. The university is committed to improving its green footprint in all areas to include transportation, supply chain, and logistics.


Decreasing fuel consumption helped the University of Illinois earn accreditation as a sustainable fleet by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). Earning the accreditation shows that F&S is taking a proactive approach to managing its vehicles and protecting the environment.

Maintaining a sustainable fleet is something F&S does to help reach target goals in the Urbana campus Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP). The accreditation was awarded in September 2015. Among the 10 criteria evaluated were percentage of alternative fuel used, percentage of advanced technology vehicles in the fleet, idle reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, and having a sustainable fleet plan.

The first college/university in the state and Big Ten Conference to earn NAFA sustainability accreditation, F&S earned a Tier 2 (out of 4) level of achievement and hopes to expand its efforts in the future.

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