FAQ


General Information

  • Transportation & Parking Services is located at 100 Factory Street on West Green.

  • 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday  & 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Summer Semester). The office is closed on weekends and university observed holidays/closure periods. Transportation Services continues operation of shuttles and other vehicle rentals after normally scheduled office hours.

CATS/DoubleMap

  • Quick & easy travel to various locations throughout campus. Saves users fuel costs and reduces traffic congestion. Let CATS do the driving for you.

  • DoubleMap is a free APP available on smartphones which allows users to real time track CATS shuttles. No more wondering when the bus will arrive - know when to show through live GPS tracking. DoubleMap is also available over the web at: https://cats.doublemap.com/map/

  • No. CATS is a free service. No ID or pass is required.

  • Yes. All OU Transit vehicles are disability accessible.

CATCAB & CATS Late Night

  • CATCAB (Campus Area Transportation Cutting Across Boundaries) is a service which provides door to door transportation assistance to individuals with limited mobility. In order to qualify for CATCAB services the individual must be listed with Institutional Equity, Student Accessibility Services or have a doctor's referral. Tailored schedules to meet the needs of the rider are developed once ridership has been approved.

  • CATS Late Night is a service which offers a safe means of transportation to faculty/staff and students across the Ohio University campus. This service is free to users. Individuals can contact the dispatcher directly at 740-593-4040 during service hours.

  • Monday-Friday 5:30 PM - 2 AM. Saturday 10 PM - 2 AM.

Airport Shuttle

  • Yes. A nonstop shuttle is available to the Columbus airport. This service can be scheduled at the individual's convenience; any day/any time. Reservations must be submitted a minimum of 3 business days in advance of trip. Additional information is available at: http://www.ohio.edu/transportation/airportshuttle.cfm

  • Individuals interested in using the airport shuttle should complete an online request form located at: http://www.ohio.edu/transportation/airportshuttle.cfm. Once the reservation has been completed the user will receive an e-mail confirmation. Both arrival and departure trips are available.

  • Students - Billed to Student Account Or Credit Card Payment By Arrangement

    Faculty/Staff - Billed to University Account, University Purchasing Card Or Personal Credit Card

    *Cancelations are accepted for all transportation services however, cancelation fees may apply.

  • OU Transportation drivers will be wearing a green OU shirt with an Ohio University sign. Drivers will wait at the baggage claim area associated with your flight. If it is a scheduled shuttle the driver will wait between baggage claims 4 & 5.

  • No. If child restraint seats are required it is the customer's responsibility to supply these. (Seats must be removed at end of trip).

Motorpool/Vehicle Rental

  • All reservations must be submitted through the online Fleet Commander platform. 

     

    Complete an online motor pool request form at: https://ohiouniversity.agilefleet.com/login.asp

     

    **Please have the following information available when securing your reservation: Department, Pick Up & Return Dates, Destination, Purpose, Account Number (Must Be A Valid OU Account Number), & Contact Information. Motor pool rentals are for university business purposes only. A confirmation number will be provided once the reservation has been secured.

     

     

  • Please have your confirmation e-mail and valid United States drivers license with you at time of rental pick-up. If your reservation is for more than one vehicle, separate drivers will need to sign out each vehicle. Please remember to secure your belongings when utilizing your rental as Transportation Services is not reliable for lost or damaged items.

  • Customers are now charged a flat rate daily fee for all rentals. Daily rates are based on a 24 hour period. For additional information please contact Transportation Services at 740-593-1611.

    As a courtesy to other customers and to avoid additional charges please cancel any unneeded reservations at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled pick-up. A no-show charge will apply if any unwanted reservation is not canceled or the customer fails to pick up the vehicle.

    Daily rates are charged once a vehicle is removed from the lot. If you need to utilize a vehicle prior to the rental office an extra day charge will be assessed.

  • Voyager fuel cards are available upon request for all Departments that utilize Transportation Services motor pool vehicles. A complete listing of authorized stations can be accessed at: www.voyagerfleet.com by selecting Acceptance Locator.

  • Contact Transportation Services at 740-593-1611 between the hours of 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM. After business hours please contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911. Transportation will contact a fleet supervisor for assistance and authorization of repairs. Receipts for repairs need to be provided to the service department within Transportation & Parking Services.

  • If you will need to park a vehicle during your trip please let the reservation staff know so they can provide you with the appropriate parking permit. You will need to park in the same space in  which you remove the rental vehicle from. Please ensure the permit is clearly displayed from your rearview mirror.

Bus Rentals

  • Quotes include bus rental, driver, and fuel mileage for the trip as detailed in your itinerary. Travel related expense such as hotel, meals, tolls or parking are not included. Any deviations from the original itinerary such as extra stops or time at a location would be considered an added expense.

    Bus rental rates vary depending on trip information. Quotes are customized to meet your needs based on mileage, frequency of use, length of time needed, and number and type of vehicles required. Please contact Transportation Services at 740-593-1611 for a reservation quote.

  • All 15 & 30 passenger buses/shuttles are equipped with wheelchair ramps. However, 57 passenger charter buses are not.  

  • All drivers are required to pass a federal, state and local check before hire. Drivers must also pass a drug test and physical. Drivers are subject to random drug testing and physicals throughout the year.

     

  • 57 Passenger - These vehicles are equipped with restroom facilities but not seatbelts.

    15 & 30 Passenger - These vehicles are equipped with seatbelts but not restroom facilities.

  • Yes, However alcoholic or glass bottled beverages are not permitted onboard.

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