The Wells College Transportation Department is dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the main campus.  Whether it is transporting students to off campus classes, internships, bus stations and airports or immersing them in the fun activities that the Finger Lakes has to offer, we strive to provide these services in a timely and safe manner.  Below are the services that we currently provide.

Unless noted, we need 7 business days minimum for requests. This doesn't apply to daily Ithaca runs.

If you have cannot find the answers to your questions on the Globe please email, transportation@wells.edu.

Daily Ithaca Shuttle

This is a daily service that brings students to the Ithaca area for various amenities and entertainment.  Students interested in wanting to participate sign up in Campus Safety.  In the entryway there is a log book that highlights the times and locations that this service will be active.  Students must fill out when they wish to leave Wells and when they wish to return.  Students that do not sign up for a return time and plan on staying in Ithaca overnight must annotate that on the form. 

Daily Schedule to Ithaca:

Monday and Tuesday: No Daily Run

Wednesday and Thursday: leaving campus at 3pm, 5pm and 7 pm.

Friday and Saturday: leaving campus at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7 pm.

Sundays: leaving campus at 1pm and 3 pm.

Vehicle Options

Wells College Transportation Department has a variety of vehicles available for rental by faculty/staff and students. Currently we have 3 options:

  • 10 person vans (plus driver)
  • 7 person mini-van (plus driver)
  • 3 person sedan (plus driver)

The first priorities for the vehicle use are daily Ithaca/Auburn runs and reservations made for College sponsored events. After those, Transportation offers campus departments and student clubs and organizations the opportunity to reserve vehicles for off-campus excursions sponsored through a class, a College-sponsored student activity, or a Wells College Athletic team event.   

 

The driver certification process is a qualifier for reserving or driving any Wells College vehicle through the Transportation department. Employees and students wishing to be certified must complete our Driver Certification Application. Once this is completed, the Transportation Supervisor will contact applicants and set up a time for training. Those wishing to be certified should anticipate a 14-day period to complete the application review, DMV check (see below for specifics), written test, and schedule and complete the driving test. Applicants will have the option to apply for certification to operate the following vehicle types: sedan, minivan or full-size van.

All applicants must have a valid US driver’s license. If applicant has an out of state driver license, they will need to request a copy of their driver's abstract from their home state DMV office. A copy of the abstract should be submitted along with the Student Driver Certification Application.

The driver certification is valid for one calendar year. Each driver is responsible for contacting the Transportation Office with updated information related to their driving record during that period. The driver certification privileges may be revoked if the driver fails to report updates to their record during the certification period, has 3 or more moving violations/preventable accidents in the last 3 years or 2 or more moving violations/preventable accidents in the last 1 year.

The Transportation Department reserves the right to revoke driving privileges at the discretion of the Transportation Supervisor with final appeal of such decision to the Director for Campus Security.

Driver Certification Application

TRANSPORTATION CENTERS 

A.) Ithaca, New York
Greyhound/Trailways Terminal - 131 East Green St. Ithaca, NY 14850  -(607) 277-8800

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - (607) 257-0456


B.) Syracuse, New York
William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (Train & Bus) - 131 Alliance Bank Parkway - (315) 478-1936
Syracuse Hancock International Airport - 1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd - (315) 454-3263

C.) Rochester, New York
Greater Rochester International Airport - 1200 Brooks Ave - (585-753-7000)

 
 
The Transportation Department is located in Main Hall on the first floor. Jennifer Legarretta, our Transportation Coordinator, handles the scheduling for the daily shuttles, break transportation, and all other transportation requests. Questions regarding transportation services offered to students may be addressed by e-mail to: transportation@wells.edu.
 
Please contact Jennifer Legarretta at 315-364-3321, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, for further assistance and information regarding the services we offer. After the hours of 8:30am and 3:30PM, please contact Campus Safety at 315-364-3229 for questions pertaining to Transportation.
 
 

End of Semester Transportation

End of Semester Airport & Transportation Schedules 

Shuttle service for departing: May 8th, 9th & 10th

Shuttles leave Wells College at 7am, 11am and 4pm

Please click link below to sign-up

End of Semester Shuttle Sign-ups

*Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2024*

Please contact Jennifer Legarretta at 315-364-3321 or email at jlegarretta@wells.edu

*All shuttles are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather

 

 

  • Rental requests must be received no later than 7 days prior to the requested rental date via the vehicle registration form.
  • Use of the vehicles is from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Use of vehicles outside of those times must be approved by the Transportation Supervisor.
  • There may be black-out dates with no vehicle available for reservation.  (e.g. prior to and after college breaks).
  • Requests must indicate the certified driver who will be responsible for picking up, driving, and dropping off the van.
  • One vehicle, per club or office, per request. An additional vehicle may be added within 3 business days before the reserved date, if available. Club/Org representative is responsible for checking on this availability with the Transportation Office.
  • In general, vehicles cannot be taken for more than 1 day (24 hours) nor overnight, unless permission is given by the Transportation Supervisor.
  • Vehicles cannot be driven more than 200 miles round trip unless approved by the Transportation Supervisor. Even if approved for special use and duration, vehicles are never to be driven after 11:30 pm and before 6:00 am on any series of days. Any trips exceeding 200 miles round trip will require that two certified drivers are in attendance and are prepared to share in driving.
  • Vehicles cannot be used to move any personal items or for personal errands or individual shuttling.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the Van Parking only area in front of Main Hall upon return. They cannot be parked at the residence halls or apartments.
  • When the request is for local use over multiple days, vehicles must be returned to Main Hall parking each night.
  • The borrowing organization is responsible for all tolls, fines, fees, or damage while using the van except for those incurred by the driver if negligence is shown.
  • The driver & organization will lose vehicle privileges after two no-shows or unverified cancellations. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to trip departures. There is no charge for canceling unneeded vans.
  • The driver is responsible for notifying Campus Safety immediately of any accidents or traffic violations that the van was involved in regardless of fault.
  • In compliance with New York State Law & Wells College policy, the use or possession of controlled substances and alcohol beverages is prohibited while using the vehicle. The certified driver is prohibited from using any substance, drug, or alcohol, that impairs driving prior to vehicle use.
  • There is no smoking allowed in the vehicle.
  • Weather Cancellation: Vehicle reservations may be canceled by the College up to time of departure if due to declining weather conditions that may make travel treacherous.
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of the contents of the vehicle contract that is signed when they pick up the vehicle.
  • Violations of these policies may result in the loss of vehicle privileges, Community Court or Student Conduct reporting and response and/or Human Resources

Transportation with a Driver (For any Department or Student Club)

We use the set College per mile rate for the van and a $0.25 per mile charge for a driver.

Follow this link to request a van/driver for your trip.

Click here to request transportation requiring a driver

 

Transportation for a Vehicle ONLY (For any Academic Department or College Office)

Please note we use the set per mile College rate for the vehicle cost.

Click here to request transportation for Academic Departments or Offices NOT requiring a driver

 

Transportation for a Vehicle ONLY (For Student Clubs)

In addition to the information above, please note the following information for Student Clubs who are requesting to reserve a vehicle for their club event.

  • There is no rental cost utilizing Wells College vehicles if driving within a 40-mile radius (80 miles round trip). Costs are associated for the following items:
    • All trips will be verified to ensure they constitute a College-sponsored event.
    • For trips of more than 40 miles (80 miles round trip), the charge will be the IRS Standard Mileage Rate for the entire trip charged to the Collegiate budget.
    • All trips, regardless if there is a charge, will be reviewed by the Director of Student Activities & Orientation. For trips that will incur a cost, the Director of Student Activities & Orientation and the Collegiate Treasurer will review per Collegiate funding guidelines.
    • $4.50 per gallon for fuel if not returned with the same amount of gas as when it left. Student clubs and faculty/staff should speak to the Transportation Supervisor for options available for gas fill ups.
    • If a vehicle needs cleaning, Transportation will charge up to $250 for additional cleaning.
  • Student groups must be requesting vans for approved College-sponsored events and will receive email confirmation for use of these vehicles through the Transportation Supervisor once an appropriate staff member from the relevant area verifies the College-sponsored event.
  • Violations of these policies may result in the loss of vehicle privileges, Community Court of Student Conduct reporting and response

Click here to request transportation for Student Clubs NOT requiring a driver