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Policy: Provision of Mass Transit and Charter Services at the University 

Date: 07/12/07 Policy ID: PRM-009 Status: Final

Policy Type: University
Contact Office: Parking and Transportation Services
Oversight Executive: Vice President for Management and Budget
Applies To: Academic Division and the Medical Center.
Table of Contents: 

Policy Statement

Reason for Policy: 

The University is committed to providing safe, dependable, and courteous transit services to the University community. In order to achieve economies of scale and greater efficiency, the University has authorized the Department of Parking & Transportation to provide a fixed-route service and to offer charter services when available.

Policy Summary: 
Definition of Terms in Statement: Mass Transit Standards: A passenger transportation system in which the vehicle capacity for transporting passengers is greater than 18 passengers with a passenger count of 30 passengers per hour or more.
Policy Statement: 

University Transit Services (UTS) is the only department authorized by the University to provide fixed-route mass transit services to faculty, staff, students, program participants, and visitors. Departments and auxiliaries may transport riders from point-to-point in order to promote more efficient operations provided the demand is below mass transit standards based on vehicle size or passengers per hour.  Additionally, the University may sanction certain types of transit programs, such as “safe-ride.”

The UTS service area is defined by parking, residential, and employment densities and road capacities. Expansion of service to new locations must meet mass transit standards based on vehicle size or passengers per hour. If mass transit standards are not met, the department or school creating the demand will be expected to address the transportation issue from department resources.

In addition, UTS provides fee-based chartered buses for University departments and other affiliated organizations on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Contact the Charter Representative at 924-7711 for specific information.)

On-Line Charter Request Form
Charter Service Reservations

Related Information: 

Goods and Services Procurement Guide under “automobile” for purchase of a vehicle.

Policy Background: 
Major Category: Physical Resource Management
Category Cross Reference: 
Next Scheduled Review: 03/28/14
Approved By, Date: Policy Review Committee, 07/12/07
Revision History: Updated 3/28/11.
Supersedes (previous policy):  University Transit Services (UTS) VII.Q.3