Loyola University Chicago seeks to provide efficient, convenient, and safe transportation options for students, staff and visitors. The urban setting of the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses provide a wealth of transit options including train, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, and car. While the University meets all parking requirements mandated by the City of Chicago, due to our urban location, there can be limited access to convenient parking locations. Loyola encourages the reduction of single occupancy vehicle trips to campus through alternative transportation modes such as; public transit, Metra, Pace, and ride sharing. Additionally we encourage healthy commuting options like walking and bicycling. Increased use of alternative commuting options improves the quality of life on campus, strengthens our ties to our neighboring community, and reduces impacts on the environment.
Shuttle service will begin Monday, August 24 at 7 a.m. and will run until midnight, Monday–Friday. Shuttle riders can track the location and estimated arrival times on their mobile device at LUCbus.com.
8-RIDE service will commence tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. Please keep in mind that 8-RIDE is busiest Thursday–Saturday and during inclement weather. Be patient, plan your trip accordingly, and call ahead 20-30 minutes to schedule your pick up.
Highlights for the fall semester include:
- Scheduled pick-up times at Cuneo Hall starting at 10 p.m., leaving every 30 minutes until 4 a.m. The set schedule will allow the service to run more frequently than previous services. Vans will drop off passengers within the 8-RIDE service boundaries.
- The last call for pick-ups will be taken at 3:45 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 a.m. the remainder of the week.
The revised program is designed to provide safe, timely, and reliable transportation throughout the night to students, faculty, and staff members leaving campus late at night. Keep in mind that 8-RIDE is intended to promote a safe and secure campus environment for the Loyola community.
These changes are in the pilot phase for the fall semester. Campus Transportation invites students and other riders to offer feedback on the 8-RIDE program at email@example.com as we look for ways to improve transit on campus.