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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 24), 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.

Summer/Fall Intersession:
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 - Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Labor Day:
Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Fall Break:
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 - Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Veteran’s Day:
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Vacation:
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 - Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
(Buses will not run on Thanksgiving Day)

Winter Break:
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 - Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
(Buses will not run on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Spring Vacation:
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017


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