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 Rides MTD app or call for a ride at 618/715-0770.  

Night Safety Transit now offered during summer semester.

See below for the Night Safety Transit ridership boundaries: 

rides mass transit safety zone map

Night Safety Fall/Spring Transit Schedule
Day Time
Monday: 7pm - 12am
Tuesday: 7pm - 12am
Wednesday: 7pm - 12am
Thursday: 7pm - 12am
Friday: 7pm - 2am
Saturday: 7pm - 2am


Night Safety Summer Transit Schedule
Day Time
Monday: 7pm - 11pm
Tuesday: 7pm - 11pm
Wednesday: 7pm - 11pm
Thursday: 7pm - 11pm
Friday: 7pm - 12am
Saturday: 7pm - 12am


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.

For further information, please call 618/536-3351, or call Night Safety Transit at 618/715-0770 during evening hours.

Hazardous Weather

Services may be canceled due to hazardous weather.  For further information call the NST phone number, 618/715-0770 or go to the SIU Student Center Facebook or Twitter pages for information regarding possible closure.