Coming to campus: all-electric trucks. The two new Ford F-150 Lightning work trucks move F&S people and equipment using no gas. The vehicles will hit campustown roads in the fall. F&S Garage mechanics will attend training sessions from the manufacturer directly. These two trucks are among the first delivered in the region. They were “born” on May 4, only 2 ½ weeks after the first … Continue reading Ahead of the Curve and All Electric
F&S is responsible for creating, maintaining, and coordinating the overall transportation network for all modes of travel on campus, including walking, bicycling, transit, and vehicles. Continue reading Achievements in Transportation
F&S was more than prepared for a winter storm—and the first few days of February represented a key organizational responsibility of clearing snow and ice from parking lots, building entrances, and other thoroughfares throughout campus. Continue reading Snow: Where Preparation Meets Hard Work
The impact of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread. Most operational aspects at F&S continued, but under much different guidelines and challenges than before. One that couldn’t continue: public tours. As a university resource provider, F&S offers facility tour opportunities, especially to students and children. Garage and Car Pool; Waste Transfer Station Nobody loves big trucks more than a bunch of little kids! … Continue reading Tours Open Again
University of Illinois System faculty, staff, and students can again use a shuttle service to travel back and forth between the Urbana and Chicago campuses for university business, now three days a week. UI Ride resumed operation starting August 17 after trips were canceled due to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This semester, shuttles will make two daily round trips three days a week … Continue reading Illinois: Let’s Ride!
St. Mary’s Road is an important corridor on campus, linking south Champaign with key U of I facilities like the National Petascale Computing Facility, home to world-class supercomputers, the Research Park, and of course, access to Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) buildings and parking lots. So, what exactly will you see? Well, for one, you’ll see better. Improved lighting and easy-to-find crosswalks will aid pedestrians … Continue reading Seeing St. Mary’s in a New Light
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Daniel Burnham, legendary architect: Plan of Chicago, 1892 World’s Columbian … Continue reading Big Plans Ahead