Night Safety Transit
Night Safety Transit is a unit of the Dean of Students and was established as a courtesy service to provide a safe non-threatening means of transportation for students both on and off-campus. Night Safety Transit services are available to all currently enrolled SIU students who pay student fees; however children of students cannot ride. Night Safety Transit provides rides from off-campus residential address’ to an on-campus location, on-campus location to another on-campus location, and from on-campus to an off-campus residential location. They will not provide transportation to a local business.
The geographical boundaries (streets) for ridership are:
Rides are dispatched to locations based on the order they are received. You cannot call ahead for a ride and must be ready for pickup when the driver arrives. The driver will wait a maximum of 3 minutes. Two no-shows will result in being banned from the service for the semester.
After a call is received the average wait for a ride is 15 – 25 minutes depending upon weather conditions and the number of incoming calls.
Night Safety Transit operates during the semester, but not during semester breaks. The normal operating hours are:
To accommodate rides for all callers, Night Safety Transit stops accepting calls 15 minutes before closing.
Alternate forms of transportation available if Night Safety Transit does not fit into your schedule: