Tuesday, August 11, 2015

UIS students have new travel options this fall

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield will have a couple of added options for getting around the city this fall.

The university has agreements with Gracious Cab and Harmony Limousine, both based in Springfield, for off-campus trips. The cab company will provide service to and from the Amtrak station in downtown Springfield and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, said Van Lee Vieregge, assistant vice chancellor for student services. The limo company will provide hourly runs on Wednesdays and Sundays to west-side shopping destinations, including White Oaks Mall.

Vieregge said the university will pay a $50 flat rate for a 15-passenger van to Amtrak and the airport, and $239 per day for the Wednesday and Sunday shopping runs. There is no charge to the students.

"We had students who had requested we provide a pickup service to locations where most of them go," said Vieregge. The Springfield Mass Trans District also serves the UIS campus.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on August 9, 2015.

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