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Panther Express Shuttle

Please note a new schedule change for the bus routes starting Monday February 26th, 2024.

 

Evening Bus service 3:00pm-9:00pm for February 23rd, 2024

-The Weekend Bus service 3pm-9pm for February 24th & 25th, 2024

 

Spring Break 2024

The Panther Shuttle is offering transportation to and from the Mattoon Amtrak Depot for spring break.

To secure your seat, complete and submit the reservation form. Upon confirmation, an email with all your important trip details will be sent to you.

Please be aware that shuttle timings are contingent on capacity, traffic, and weather conditions, and there may be occasional delays. Keep in mind that services are reserved for confirmed reservations, as capacity is limited.

MLK Union to Mattoon Amtrak: Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16

  • 4:30 am
  • 8:30 am
  • 5:30 pm

Mattoon Amtrak to MLK Union: Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24

  • 11:40 am
  • 7:30 pm
  • 11:15 pm

Panther Express Schedule

Weekday Service

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Day Bus (13) Stops approx every 20-40 minutes*
  • Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Evening Bus (13) Stops approx every 40 minutes*

Weekend Service

  • Saturday : 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (13) Stops approx every 40 minutes*
  • Sunday :   3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (13) Stops approx every 40 minutes*

*Delays possible during winter weather, heavy traffic, or if only 1 bus is operating the route

For questions regarding the Panther Express, please call 217-581-3213.

Drivers 

  • Day Driver: Ruben Gamboa
  • Day/Evening Driver: Linda Napier
  • Weekend Driver: Dale Hain

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Day Bus 7:30 am 7:33am 7:34 am 7:37 am 7:39 am 7:40 am 7:43 am 7:45 am 7:47 am 7:51am 7:55am 8:00am 8:05am
Day Bus 8:10 am 8:13am 8:14 am 8:17 am 8:19 am 8:20 am 8:23 am 8:25 am 8:27 am 8:31am 8:35am 8:40am 8:45am
Day Bus 8:50 am 8:53am 8:54 am 8:57 am 8:59 am 9:00 am 9:03 am 9:05 am 9:07 am 9:10am 9:15am 9:20 am 9:25am
Day Bus 9:30 am 9:33am 9:34 am 9:37 am 9:39 am 9:40 am 9:43 am 9:45 am 9:47 am 9:50am 9:55 am 10:00 am 10:05am
Day Bus 10:10am 10:13am 10:14am 10:17am 10:19 am 10:20 am 10:23am 10:25am 10:27 am 10:30am 10:35am 10:40am 10:45am
Day Bus 10:50am 10:53am 10:54am 10:57am 10:59 am 11:00 am 11:03am 11:05am 11:07 am 11:10am 11:15am 11:20am 11:25am
Day Bus 11:30am 11:33am 11:34am 11:37am 11:39 am 11:40 am 11:43am 11:45am 11:47 am 11:50am 11:55am LUNCH LUNCH
Day Bus LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH 12:30pm 12:35pm 12:40pm 12:45pm
Day Bus 12:50pm 12:53pm 12:54pm 12:57pm 12:59 pm 1:00 pm 1:03 pm 1:05 pm 1:07 pm 1:10pm 1:15pm 1:20pm 1:25pm
Day Bus           1:20 pm 1:23 pm 1:25 pm 1:27 pm 1:31pm 1:35 pm 1:40 pm 1:45pm
Day Bus 1:30 pm 1:33 pm 1:34 pm 1:37 pm 1:39 pm 1:40 pm 1:43 pm 1:45 pm 1:47 pm 1:50pm 1:55 pm 2:00 pm 2:05pm
Day Bus 1:50 pm 1:53 pm 1:54 pm 1:57 pm 1:59 pm 2:00 pm 2:03 pm 2:05 pm 2:07 pm 2:11pm 2:15pm 2:20 pm 2:25pm
Day Bus 2:10 pm 2:13 pm 2:14 pm 2:17 pm 2:19 pm 2:20 pm 2:23 pm 2:25 pm 2:27 pm 2:30pm 2:35 pm 2:40pm 2:45pm
Day Bus 2:30pm 2:33pm 2:34pm 2:37pm 2:39pm 2:40pm 2:43pm 2:45pm 2:47pm 2:51pm 2:55pm 3:00pm 3:05pm
Day Bus 2:50 pm 2:53 pm 2:54 pm 2:57 pm 2:59 pm 3:00 pm              
Evening Bus 3:10 pm 3:13 pm 3:14 pm 3:17 pm 3:19 pm 3:20 pm 3:23 pm 3:45 pm 3:47 pm 3:51 pm 3:55 pm 4:00 pm 4:05 pm
Evening Bus 3:50 pm 4:13 pm 4:14 pm 4:17 pm 4:19 pm 4:20 pm 4:23 pm 4:25 pm 4:27 pm 4:31 pm 4:35 pm 4:40 pm 4:45 pm
Evening Bus 4:50 pm 4:53 pm 4:54 pm 4:57 pm 4:59 pm 5:00 pm 5:03 pm 5:05 pm 5:07 pm 5:11 pm 5:15 pm 5:20 pm 5:25 pm
Evening Bus 5:30 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Evening Bus 6:10 pm 6:13 pm 6:14 pm 6:17 pm 6:19 pm 6:20 pm 6:23 pm 6:25 pm 6:27 pm 6:31 pm 6:35 pm 6:40 pm 6:45 pm
Evening Bus 6:50 pm 6:53 pm 6:54 pm 6:57 pm 6:59 pm 7:00 pm 7:03 pm 7:05 pm 7:07 pm 7:11 pm 7:15 pm 7:20 pm 7:25 pm
Evening Bus 7:30 pm 7:33 pm 7:34 pm 7:37 pm 7:39 pm 7:40 pm 7:43 pm 7:45 pm 7:47 pm 7:51 pm 7:55 pm 8:00 pm 8:05 pm
Evening Bus 8:10 pm 8:13 pm 8:14 pm 8:17 pm 8:19 pm 8:20 pm 8:23 pm 8:25 pm 8:27 pm 8:31pm 8:35pm 8:40pm 8:45 pm
Evening Bus 8:50 pm Union Final Bus Stop any remaining riders will need to please disembark.        

2023-2024 Holiday Schedule See Below

2023-2024  (Routes will not operate on the following holiday below).

  • Winter Break: Shuttle service will end at 3 pm on Friday, Dec. 20 and resume on Monday, Jan. 8

Spring 2024

  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday: Closed on Monday, Jan. 15

  • Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday: Closed on Friday, Feb. 16

  • Spring Break: Shuttle service will end at 3 pm on Friday, March 15 and resume on Monday, March 25

  • Summer Break: Shuttle service will end at 3 pm on Friday, May 3

Panther Express Policies

  • All passengers may be required to display an EIU ID.

  • Drivers maintain the right to deny entry or ask an individual to leave the bus.

  • No smoking, alcohol, pets, or bikes are allowed on the bus.

  • No weapons are allowed on the bus.

  • EIU is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Bus schedule may vary in unforeseen conditions.

  • Driver may not stop if no passengers are present at stops or if the bus is full.

  • The front door of the bus is the only exit.

  • The bus will stop at designated stops. Please do not ask the driver to stop at a location that is not designated.

The shuttle schedule will change on holidays and during academic breaks.

Related Pages

Contact Information

Eastern Illinois University Police Department

7th & Grant
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
For emergencies call 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch – 217-581-3212
Police Records & Administration – 217-581-3213

police@eiu.edu

Eastern Illinois University Police Parking

Parking Services – 217-581-5416
parking@eiu.edu


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