Due to construction, the CTA bus stop at 58th Street and Ellis Avenue has been relocated. New bus stops have been added at Ellis Avenue and 57th Street and Ellis Avenue and 59th Street. The new bus stops are located south of the intersections.
East Route Service Change - please see to the left an important change to the East Route, effective Thursday, November 14.
Transportation and Parking Services oversees and coordinates transportation programs on campus and manages all aspects of campus parking. A guiding principle is to develop programs and policies which help to mitigate the demand for parking by creating greater utilization of alternate systems and approaches.
Transportation and Parking Brochure
Transportation and Parking Services has created a new, comprehensive brochure featuring the services it provides to the University of Chicago community. Maps and information for daytime and evening shuttles, CTA buses, parking, alternative transportation programs, and more is now available in the Transportation and Parking Guide. Also available is a smaller transportation pocket guide.
** East Route Service Change - Effective Thursday, November 14 **
This academic year the transit hub for the East Route of the NightRide shuttles was moved from Regenstein Library to 56th Street near Max Palevsky Residence Hall to ease congestion and address pedestrian safety concerns on 57th Street. However, this move has resulted in concerns on 56th Street from Max Palevsky residents.
Effective Thursday, November 14, 2013 the East Route of the NightRide Shuttles now leaves the Regenstein Library and takes a right onto Ellis Avenue. The shuttle will travel north on Ellis Avenue past 56th Street; it will no longer travel eastbound on 56th Street between Ellis Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue. After passing 56th Street it will travel to Ellis Garage and layover there until it is time to leave. Once the shuttle leaves, it will turn right onto 55th Street. The shuttle will travel eastbound on 55th Street to Woodlawn Avenue. At Woodlawn Avenue it will turn left to travel northbound on Woodlawn Avenue and resume the rest of the route. See the East Route Service Change Notice for a map with these changes.
Parking Permit Renewal Period Started September 23
The period for renewing your parking permit for the 2013-2014 academic year and fall quarter began September 23, 2013. To make the permit renewal process easier and more convenient for the campus community, Transportation and Parking Services now offers an online renewal system. This new system eliminates the need for permit holders to come to the Transportation and Parking Services Office to receive a new parking permit unless they choose to do so. To use the new online system, visit the renewal website: universityofchicago.t2hosted.com.
CTA Ventra Card
The Ventra card is the CTA's new fare payment system. It has been integrated with Pace Suburban Bus Service to allow for one card to pay for CTA buses, trains, and Pace buses. This system is contactless, so simply tap your Ventra card to board. You may either get a Ventra card or a temporary Ventra card. The full Ventra card has the option to setup an account to use the card as a contactless debit card at some retail outlets. If you have a current bank card that offers contactless technology, you may be able to link that card to the Ventra system. The timeline for the migration to Ventra has been pushed back. New dates have not been announced at this time.
53rd Street Express Shuttle
The 53rd Street Express Shuttle provides transportation to and from the new Harper Court building at the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. Service begins Monday, November 4. The shuttle operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for University holidays. The shuttle begins at Ellis Garage at 7 a.m. and travels counter-clockwise around the route. This is an express shuttle and will only pick-up and drop-off passengers at the designated stops. See the 53rd Street Express Shuttle map for designated stops. This shuttle is free of charge to all University students, faculty, other academic personnel, staff, and University of Chicago Medicine staff. For additional information see the transportation pocket guide.
Transportation & Parking Services is piloting a new system to capture ridership data and verify campus affiliation. Riders of the 53rd Street Express Shuttle are required to tap their ID card on a card reader located to the right of the door as you board the shuttle.
Changes to the CTA's University of Chicago Hospitals Express Bus Route 192
AM Rush: The buses now exit Lake Shore Drive at 53rd Street and stop at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue to serve Harper Court. The buses continue the previous route to campus on 59th Street. An additional stop has been added at 57th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to serve the hospitals.
PM Rush: The buses continue to start at Goldblatt Pavilion and stop at the new 57th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue stop, the continue the route to downtown.
These changes were implemented Monday, August 26, 2013. For route information and timetables, click here or visit transitchicago.com.Transportation Information
Bus Route Maps & Schedules
Alternate Transportation Programs
Occasional Parking Program
Car Sharing Program (I-GO & Zipcar)
Car Pooling Program
Employees: Save on public transit with the Qualified Transportation Program