Car Pool and Transportation

Managing more than 5,500 rentals a year, Transportation & Automotive Services (TAS) provides fast and convenient full-service car rental in person and online. Whether you need a vehicle for one or two days or on a more permanent basis, we have something for you.

Great Vehicle Selection

  • More than 200 vehicles are available.

Convenient Online Reservations

  • Reservations can be made 24/7 through my.FS Portal using a university CFOP account number. 


All Car Pool vehicles are equipped with I-Pass transponders, and customers may use I-Pass-affiliated tollways at no additional cost.

Current Rates

 Car Pool Rates
Vehicle Type  Rate/Mile Daily
Sedan – compact40¢  $39  $175 $450 
Sedan – full size47¢ $52 $215 $520
Minivan (7 passenger)65¢ $68 $260 $680
Sport Utility Vehicle (8 passenger 2WD or 4WD)78¢ $73 $285 $730
Full Size Van (15 passenger)$1.07 $100 $410 $900
Work Trucks79¢ $73 $350 $730
Compact SUV52¢ $60 $255 $535
Effective January 2, 2024
Monthly Fuel Surcharge 
In December 2022, TAS added a fuel surcharge to Car Pool rentals because of the increased cost of unleaded gasoline. Each month, TAS will evaluate market conditions and adjust the surcharge as necessary, including reducing the initial amount should prices return to drop or return to traditional levels.

Because of a recent average purchase price decrease, the surcharge was set to 1 cent per-mile starting in March. The adjustment is necessary to help TAS maintain the regular fuel, maintenance, and service operations for Car Pool vehicles. 
  • Charges consist of either the mileage rate or the duration minimum, whichever is greater
  • Vehicles returned late will accrue a $25 per day late-return fee in addition to normal use charges.
  • Rates may change subject to monthly review of gasoline pricing.


Sustainable Hybrids

  • Compact sedans include the Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max, and Chevrolet Volt. Chevy Volts will travel up to 40 miles on electricity and more than 300 miles on a full gas tank.
  • The Ford Fusion is available for customers needing a mid-size sedan.

Work Trucks

  • Call for available options.

Compact Sedan

COMPACT SEDAN: Recommended for trips with 1-2 people.

Compact SUV

COMPACT SUVs: SUVs comfortably seat 5 people or the seats may be removed/folded out of the way to suit a combination of people and cargo.


SEDAN: Can accommodate up to five individuals. 


SUVs: 2WD and 4WD SUVs seat 8 people, or the seats may be removed/folded out of the way to suit a combination of people and cargo.

Mid-Size Vans

MID-SIZE VANS: Models have the ability for seats to be folded down or removed entirely to offer space for a combination of people and cargo.

15-Seat Passenger Van

15-SEAT VAN: Drivers must complete an orientation. Call 217-333-3910 for more information.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles

TAS is committed to providing green options and fuel-efficient technologies. Sustainable driving choices include:

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

 Ask for details when making a reservation.

Rental Policies

University Vehicle Policies and Procedures

Please review the following university policies prior to renting or operating a vehicle from the Car Pool. These policies are intended to protect the safety of university faculty, staff, and students, and ensure compliance with any and all State of Illinois laws and regulations.

Campus Administrative Manual

  • The use of mobile electronic devices, including hands-free, while driving is prohibited.

Business and Financial Policies and Procedures

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and sign all applicable forms.
  • For official university use only. Personal use is prohibited.
  • The university requires the use of commercially insured vehicles primarily for use when non-university individuals are being transported.
  • Report all accidents resulting in vehicle damage within 24 hours.


Need Moving Truck Labor or a Driver?

TAS can assist with the loading, transportation, and unloading of items, and features full-time drivers and a variety of vehicles.

  • 15 full-time drivers
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certified
  • Customized planning for all driver and moving requests

Call: 217-333-4336

Contact Car Pool

Phone: 217-333-3910

1701 South Oak Street
Champaign, MC-813

Vehicle Pickup:
Mon – Fri 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Sun 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact Garage

Phone: 217-333-3912

1701 South Oak Street
Champaign, MC-813

Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sat – Sun 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact Drivers/Movers

Phone: 217-333-4336

Related Providers

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