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The Saluki Express mass transit system is SIU Carbondale’s answer to parking and traffic problems. SIU Carbondale students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Carbondale community, are encouraged to get on board. Relax and be transported to work, school, or popular destinations such as the University Mall, Illinois Avenue, and Murdale Shopping Center. This convenient system offers seven weekday routes and three weekend routes (while school is in session) and a break route that operates while school is not in session. Full service begins four days prior to the start of the Fall Semester.


Transloc - Track the bus in real time!

The Saluki Express Buses can be tracked in real time via Transloc, either on your web browser, mobile device, or by text! Simply text the word SIUC, leave a space, and then the actual bus stop number. You will receive a text with the estimated times of upcoming arrivals to that stop. Message and data rates may apply. Visit the Transloc site for more details.

Break Route

During University holidays and vacation periods the Saluki Express will operate a specially designed break route. This will be the only route in operation during these times.* The only days during break periods that the route will not run are Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year’s Day (January 1). Below is a list of the scheduled break periods during which the Saluki Express Break Route will be in operation. During these times, it will be the only route in operation.

Independence Day:
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer/Fall Intersession:
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Labor Day:
Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall Break:
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Veteran's Day:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Vacation:
Friday, November 27, 2015 - Sunday, November 29, 2015

(Buses will not run on Thanksgiving Day)

Winter Break:
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016

(Buses will not run on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Monday, January 18, 2016

Spring Vacation:
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring/Summer Intersession:
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Sunday, June 12, 2016


*Please check the Bus Route schedule for times of service.