Night Safety Transit

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 Night Safety Transit
 Night Safety Transit


Night Safety Transit service is provided by Saluki Express and the Student Center. It provides a safe means of transportation for SIU students both on and off campus.

You can request a ride by downloading the TransLoc Mobile app or call for a ride at 618/715-0770.

*Night Safety Transit does NOT provide rides to local businesses.

Night Safety Transit Hours

Day Time
Monday: 8pm - 11:45pm
Tuesday: 8pm - 11:45pm
Wednesday: 8pm - 11:45pm
Thurday: 8pm - 11:45pm
Friday: 8pm - 11:45pm

We stop accepting calls 15 minutes before closing.  

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.

The geographical boundaries (streets) for ridership are:

During University Breaks (Holidays, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break & Spring Break) and Summer Semester, and inclement weather, Night Safety Transit is closed. 

For further information, please call 618/453-5749, or call Night Safety Transit at 618/715-0770 during evening hours.

Ridership Boundaries 

  • To the North: Willow Street (by the Southern Illinoisan newspaper)
  • To the South: The Reserves on US 51 South
  • To the West: Tower Road
  • To the East: Giant City Road

Average Wait Time

The average wait for a ride is 15-25 minutes depending upon weather conditions and the number of incoming calls.


Hazardous Weather

Services may be canceled due to hazardous weather.  For further information call the NST phone number and listen to the announcement.  If during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm), call the Assistant Dean of Students office (4th floor of Student Services Building, Rm. 488) at (618) 453-1492. We may have shut down due to inclement weather or some other reason. Please go to the SIU Facebook or Twitter pages for information regarding possible closure.