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"Customer Service and Safety First"

1603 South Main Street | Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm | 568-8147 or 568-7429

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


Welcome to the Facilities Management Transportation Website. Transportation is dedicated to providing quality customer service to the university community through the management of vehicle rentals, vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance, travel requests, purchase of new vehicles through a comprehensive and sustainable program. The Transportation department is managed through three primary areas of responsibility: Motor Pool (travel and scheduling), Repair and Maintenance of departmental owned vehicles and equipment, and an Alternative Fuel Program.

Going Green

Hybrid Trash Truck Electric Vehicle

Transportation's commitment to sustainability is evidenced here by it's recent purchase of a 2010 Kenworth hybrid trash truck and two total electric utility pickups, for use by Recycling and the Carpenter shop. Environmental stewardship will be a consideration in all future vehicle purchases for the university.

Areas of Transportation

Motor Pool Operations

The Motor Pool Operations is dedicated to customer service and is committed to providing safe, clean and reliable vehicles. We are located at 1603 South Main Street, approximately three blocks south of the main campus, diagonally across from Wendy's. Operating hours are 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Vehicles must be picked up during normal business hours. Vehicles can be scheduled on line through the departments computer vehicle request program, AiM. Questions can be directed to the Administrative staff at 8-8147 or 8-7429. Rental vehicles are located in a secured area and will require card access to return vehicles after normal operating hours. Each vehicle is equipped with an access card for entry. Card access is not required to exit the secured area. The Motor Pool Operation has a wide range of vehicles to meet our customer needs.

Vehicle Maintenance/Garage

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is located behind the University Services Building off of West Grace Street. We have a dedicated staff of four qualified mechanics and two equipment repair technicians. Work responsibilities range from engine overhauls to scheduled preventive maintenance, as well as managing the landscape equipment fleet. Repairs include all customer owned vehicles, with a comprehensive snow equipment repair program. Operating hours are 6:30am to 4:00pm. Any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Hemp, shop supervisor, at ext. 8-6364. After hour emergencies, contact Campus Police.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program

Transportation is dedicated to improving our environment through our Alternative Fuel solutions. Our department continues to press toward itsí goal of having a fleet that operates solely on alternative fuels, by replacing older vehicles, and purchasing additional vehicles as needed with vehicles that operate on cleaner burning domestic fuels, such as ethanol, bio-diesel, propane, and electric. The Transportation Department also provides lab space and personnel to assist the ISAT Fuel Diversification program, and has direct involvement with student projects, such as vehicle conversions.

Vehicle Rates as of 06/01/2011

Vehicle Group Per Mile Cancel/
No Show
Per Day
Hourly Rate
Sedan Alternative Fuel $0.30 $35.00 $35.00 N/A
Sedan - Midsize $0.23 $24.00 $24.00 N/A
Sedan - Fullsize $0.28 $29.00 $29.00 N/A
Van - 07 Passenger $0.33 $38.00 $38.00 N/A
Van - 12 Passenger $0.56 $42.00 $42.00 N/A
Van - Cargo $0.56 $42.00 $42.00 N/A
Truck - Light Duty $0.58 $45.00 $45.00 N/A
SUV - Small $0.56 $40.00 $40.00 N/A
SUV - Full $0.57 $45.00 $45.00 N/A
Trip Bus* $2.10 $200.00 $200.00 $38.00**
Coach Bus* $2.70 $564.00 $564.00 N/A
Chauffeurs $15.00***
*Motor coach and bus trips are billed on a per day basis, depending on which is greater that day, the mileage rate or the day rate, except when the hourly rate for bus shuttles is selected. AiM is designed to bill for a trip based on the leave date and time and return date and time as a whole. C.A.R.S. was designed to compare each day's entry for the mileage or daily rates and choose whichever was greater. Each day was then added to create a billing for the whole trip. Multiple trip days for coach and bus trips will have an adjustment line indicating the amount needed to correct this issue since FM moved to the AiM motor pool module.
**Hourly rate will be charged for any trip bus used for shuttle purposes, in the city of Harrisonburg. Rate does include chauffeur.
***Minimum of 3 hours per day charge.

List of main services:

  • Campus Shuttle Services
  • Team Distance/Local Travel
  • Groups and Organizations Travel
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Landscape Equipment Maintenance and Repair
  • Vehicle Purchasing
  • Chauffeur Services
  • Departmental Vehicle Cleaning
  • University Vehicle Fuel Management
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program