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.


Beginning Monday, Mar. 1, 2021,  the vehicle fueling station at Garage and Car Pool (1701 S. Oak St.) will undergo repairs. During that 4–5 week period, auxiliary fill-up tanks for diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline will be available on-site for fleet and departmental vehicles. F&S staff will be located at both tanks during business hours to dispense the fuel and complete transactions. More information, including reroutes and hours, is available at

UI Ride

(March, 2021 Update): UI Ride service is currently suspended due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Please check back for updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 217-333-7433.

UI Ride is an intercampus shuttle service connecting Urbana-Champaign and Chicago to provide an affordable, efficient, and convenient mode of transportation for the University of Illinois System faculty, staff, and students. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and can seat up to 18 passengers. On-board amenities include free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, a restroom, and collaborative workspace. UI Ride gets you where you need to go without losing productivity and without worrying about traffic and navigation with routes that will run Monday through Friday multiple times each day.

The University of Illinois System’s UI Ride shuttle service is operated by Facilities & Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in collaboration with Facilities Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To make a reservation, visit

Alternative Vehicles

TAS is committed to providing green options and fuel efficient technologies. Sustainable driving choices include:
  • Toyota Prius Hybrid - Compact Car Image
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Ford C-Max

 Ask for details when making a reservation.


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.
NAFA Sustainable Fleet

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.