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Plant & Service Operations

Travel Service provides a daily rental fleet of up to 40 economical and energy saving vehicles including sedans, vans and trucks.  Our sedan models are Chevrolet Cobalts and Cavaliers; Ford Focus and Ethanol Taurus; and Toyota Hybrid Prius.  We offer the all-wheel drive Ford Escape Hybrid SUV and the Dodge Caravan Stow 'N Go, which carries up to 7 passengers with additional cargo space.  We also have GMC and Ford 8-Passenger Extended Vans which have a 4' x 5' cargo space.  Please contact us for availability and rental charges.

Travel Service's maintenance facility can service everything from wiper blades and oil changes to transmission and engine overhauls.  We have 6 service bays, with 6 ASE Certified Techicians and 2 ASE Master Certified Technicians.

The Transportation Area is responsible for the University Transit Service, Assisted Van Transport Services, Bus Operations and Car Wash/Detailing Service. There is a continuing emphasis on cost savings and customer service through proper training and quality inspection. The Transportation Area is supported by approximately 50 student employees who are trained, certified and qualified to perform all daily operational tasks.

A new 30 passenger bus with DVD player now allows departments to arrange day or overnight trips to virtually anywhere. It costs less than a full-size motor coach, is handicap accessible, and has two wheelchair seating positions. A 21-passenger bus is also available for smaller groups. By adding one of our professionally trained drivers these buses become an excellent safety replacement for the 15 passenger vans of the past. If a department wishes to save money, they can provide their own driver for the 14-passenger bus. The driver must be certified and Travel Service will provide the required training.

Doing business with Travel Service's Transportation Area is simple and convenient. Let us provide your transportation needs. Contact us at 453-3357 or travel@pso.siu.edu.