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Passenger Vehicles

University of Illinois System Passenger Vehicles

System passenger vehicles for use while on sytem-related business are assigned by the Transportation Facility for UIC, the Motor Pool for UIS, and the Garage and Car Pool for UIUC.

For rates, instructions, insurance information, locations, and hours see these sites:

There are driver requirements for employees to qualify to drive system motor vehicles. Refer to OBFS Policies and Procedures Manual, 15 Travel for information on driver and department responsibilities.

Personal Passenger Vehicles

Employees may be reimbursed for the use of their personal passenger vehicle while on approved system business. 

     Rate per mile for travel that occurs through December 31, 2023 - 65.5 cents

     Rate per mile for travel that occurs on or after January 1, 2024 - 67 cents

For additional information and policy on using personal passenger vehicles, see OBFS Policies and Procedures Manual, 15 Travel of the Business and Financial Policies and Procedures manual.

Preferred Transportation Between Universities

In order to reduce costs and environmental impact, the preferred method of travel between the Chicago and Champaign and the Chicago and Springfield campuses is Amtrak or Greyhound. The state employee discount on Amtrak reduces the cost of one-way travel:

Between Chicago and Champaign: as low as $14 vs. $73 for a personal vehicle

Between Chicago and Springfield: as low as $21 vs $111 for a personal vehicle

For information on making reservations go to:

Last Updated: December 21, 2023

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