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.

Alternative Vehicles

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

 Ask for details when making a reservation.

UI Ride

(August, 2021 Update): UI Ride service is back serving 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.

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.

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Smartway Affiliate

Smartway WordmarkAs 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. Click here for more information.


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.