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Transportation Department Mission

 
The mission of the Wells College Transportation Department is to facilitate the academic and student life goals of the college by providing services that allow students to have curricular and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities while supporting a socially responsible campus community.

Transportation Priorities

The transportation services offered by Wells College are a student-based service. Other members of the Wells College community may utilize the services; however, the priority for transportation services are Wells College Students.
1. Student Transportation Services - These services include daily shuttle services, break transportation, academic-related travel, athletic team travel, and club/organization travel.
2. Wells College Faculty and Staff - Faculty and Staff members may utilize the transportation services that are scheduled for the students, or transportation that is being billed to a college account. No personal transportation services are available.
3. Guest/Visitors - Guests and visitors to Wells may utilize the transportation services that are scheduled for the students, or transportation that is being billed to a college account. No personal transportation services are available. Student guests must be accompanied by their host students at all times. Wells College students have first right to all transportation services; guests and visitors may be bumped from a scheduled run to provide a seat for a Wells Student.
The Transportation Department is located in the Campus Safety Office, in the Bellizonni Building. Alan Connors, our Transportation Assistant handle 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 Alan Connors at 315-364-3321, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, for further assistance and information regarding the services we offer.
Thank you.
Students, Faculty, and Staff may utilize the transportation services. Individuals wish to ride a specific daily run or other schedule run must sign up on the appropriate sheet(s) at Campus Safety, or in the case of scheduled break transportation, through the Transportation Globe Page. 

   1. Individuals wishing to ride a specific run must provide their name, destination, and a valid cell phone number. No exceptions are permitted.
 
   2. Individuals are responsible for signing themselves up for the run they wish to use. 
 
   3. Student riders take priority over all others wishing to use a specific transportation service. There are no guarantees that space will be available for non-student riders.
 
Any student, faculty, and staff member wishing to use the transportation services must present the driver with their Wells College ID when requested.
 
   1. Student guests must present be accompanied by their host student and present their Guest Pass to the driver when requested.
 
   2. Other guests or visitors must present a valid ID to the driver when requested.

 

Mandatory Seat Belt Use

Wells College recognizes that seat belts are effective in preventing injuries and fatalities. We care about our students, faculty, and staff, and want to reduce the risk that, in the event of an accident, a passenger is injured or killed.
 
Therefore, all students, faculty, and staff of Wells College must wear seat belts when operating a college-owned vehicle or any vehicle on our premises or while on college business.
 
All occupants also are to wear seat belts or, where appropriate, child restraints when riding in a college-owned vehicle or in a personal vehicle being used for collegebusiness.
 
All students, faculty, staff, and their families are strongly encouraged to use seat belts or child restraints whenever they are driving or riding in any vehicle.

Passenger Conduct

All passengers utilizing any Wells College transportation services are expected to comply with any directions given by the driver, and will not conduct themselves in a manner which inhibits the drivers ability to safely operate the vehicle.
 
Important: Serious or repeated violations of the Transportation Policies may result in denial of service and/or referral to the College judicial system.
Please use the links below to submit your transportation requests. You may e-mail the Transportation Department at transportation@wells.edu if you have any questions.
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION - Click this link if you are scheduling your transportation to or from Wells College during a scheduled break.
ACADEMICS/ATHELTICS/CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS - Click this link if you are requesting transportation for any academic, athletic, club, or organization travel event.
 
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
 
TRANSPORTATON DEPARTMENT:  (315) 364-3321
 
CAMPUS SAFETY - (315) 364-3229 (On-Duty Officers)

If you have special needs or are unable to utilize the Wells College Transportation Services, the following transportation vendors are available to assist you!
Limo Services
Phone: 315-730-5931 E-mail: request@bigdslimos.com
 
Charles Limousine Service -    Waterloo, NY / 315-559-8540 or website @ www.charleslimo.com
    
Centro Bus Service - Auburn, NY - website @ www.centro.org or call at 315-685-7075

 
TRANSPORTATION CENTERS THAT ARE SERVICED BY WELLS COLLEGE TRANSPORTATION
 
A.) Ithaca, New York
 
      Greyhound/Trailways Terminal - 10 West Martin Luther King Jr. Street - (607) 272-7930
 
      Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - (607) 257-0456
 
B.)  Syracuse, New York
 
       William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center - 131 Alliance Bank Parkway - (315) 478-1936
        (The Walsh Regional Transportation Center services both TRAIN AND BUS)
 
        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)
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TRANSPORTATION FINES/PRIVILEGES - STARTING FALL OF 2014
 
Transportation is a vital and important experience for students attending Wells College. The transportation department shuttles students to and from Airports, Bus Stations, Off Campus classes, Sporting Events, daily shuttles to Ithaca and many other activities during the school year. Shuttles are moving every day during the academic year and we need to run on time and efficiently.
When students miss these shuttles and DO NOT contact the Security Department, it creates a real problem for other students as well as very costly for the Transportation Department.
The normal procedure for students is to call the Security Department with transportation issues, since they are on campus/call 24/7.
To help curb/stop this problem, we are implementing a "Transportation Fine/Privilege" program, effective the Fall of 2014. Information below.
 
TRANSPORTATION FINES/ PRIVILEGES
 
 
A.) Shuttles going to Airport/Bus Station to pick up one (1) student and they are not there and we cannot get a hold   them. If this is not a Airline/Bus delay.
 
                                   Cost to student -  1st offense    - $50.00
                                                             2nd offense  -  $100.00, plus loss of privileges for semester.
 
B.) Normal run to Ithaca, if only one person to pick up or deliver and no show. Driver will call and leave a message.
 
                                    Cost to student -  1st offense    -   $10.00
                                                              2nd offense  -    $20.00, plus loss of privileges for two (2) weeks.
 
C.) Normal run to Ithaca, student is not a stop, then the driver waits 5 minutes, calls students cell, no answer.
 
                                     Cost to student - 1st offense    -  $10.00
                                                              2nd offense  -   $20.00, plus loss of privileges for two (2) weeks.
 
D.) Student signs up to take a shuttle to a destination and decides not to go and does not take name off the list. By not taking name off of list, it does not allow for another student to sign up, who may need to go.
 
                                      Cost to student  -  1st offense   - $10.00
                                                                 2nd offense  - $20.00, plus loss of privileges for two (2) weeks.
 
 
NOTE:  Students will be notified of an offense and ALL offenses will be investigated completely, before any "Fines/Privileges" are levied.
 
All transportation information takes place from the Security Office on Campus. If any student/parent has concerns/questions about transportation, please call 315-364-3321, email at aconnors@wells.edu or stop in an talk at the Security Office.  Also, Denny Fairchild (Security Director) at 315-364-3382, email at dfairchild@wells.edu or stop and talk with him.  
 
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VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ 
 
STUDENTS NEED TO REQUEST TRANSPORTATION THROUGH THE WELLS WEBSITE ON THE GLOBE. GO TO GLOBE, STUDENT TAB, TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION REQUEST, FILL OUT COMPLETELY AND SUBMIT. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY REQUEST CAN BE FILLED.
 
WHILE STUDENTS ARE ON BREAKS FROM WELLS AND THERE PLANS CHANGE, SINCE THE ORIGINAL REQUEST, PLEASE CALL THE SECURITY DEPARTMENT AT 315-364-3229 AND GIVE THEM THE NEW INFORMATION. THEY WILL CONTACT THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND THEY WILL GET BACK TO YOU, SECURITY DEPARTMENT IS OPEN 24/7. 
 
 
THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS NOT OPEN 24/7, TRANSPORTATION MAY NOT BE IN THE OFFICE DURING THAT TIME, SO ANY REQUEST, MAY NOT BE LOOKED AT UNTIL THE STUDENT GETS BACK TO CAMPUS AND THAT IS TOO LATE.  
 
 
IF THIS PROCESS HAPPENS, WE WILL HAVE LESS CONFUSION BETWEEN THE STUDENTS/PARENTS AND THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. 
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NOTE: WHEN MAKING YOUR TRANSPORTATION PLANS, PLEASE TRY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FLIGHTS/BUSES/TRAINS AS CLOSE TO THE SCHEDULED PICK-UP TIMES AS POSSIBLE. REMEMBER THE SHUTTLE TIMES ARE THE TIME LEAVING CAMPUS. IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES TO GET TO ITHACA, 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES TO GET TO SYRACUSE AND 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES TO ROCHESTER. (EXAMPLE THE 3:30PM SHUTTLE TO SYRACUSE, WILL ARRIVE AROUND 4:45PM). SO, IF YOU COULD SCHEDULE YOUR TRANSPORTATION TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:00PM, THAT WOULD WORK VERY WELL. REMEMBER WE ARE PICKING UP MANY STUDENTS AND HAVING THEM WAIT LATER THAN THAT IS NOT FAIR TO THEM OR THE DRIVER.

 
_AFTER SAYING ALL THIS, IF YOUR ONLY CHOICE IS TO COME IN LATER, THE WELLS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT WILL CERTAINLY PICK YOU UP. THANK YOU IN ADVANCED FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
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2015 FALL SEMESTER INCOMING TRANSPORTATION   -  AUGUST 25TH AND AUGUST 26TH
 
  AUGUST 25, 2015   -   ITHACA AIRPORT/BUS STATION    -           7:30AM      11:30AM     4:30PM
                                                SYRACUSE AIRPORT/BUS STATION -          7:30AM       11:30AM     3:30PM
                                                ROCHESTER AIRPORT (ONLY)                        7:30AM       2:30PM
 
AUGUST  26, 2015  -   ITHACA AIRPORT/BUS STATION                  7:30AM      11:30AM     4:30PM
                                              SYRACUSE AIRPORT/BUS STATION             7:30AM      11:30AM     3:30PM
                                              ROCHESTER AIRPORT (ONLY)                         7:30AM       2:30PM 
 
 THE ABOVE TIMES ARE WHEN THE WELLS SHUTTLE LEAVES CAMPUS:
 
IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR AND 15 MINUTES TO GET TO SYRACUSE AIRPORT/BUS.
 
IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR AND 30 MINUTES TO GET TO ROCHESTER AIRPORT.
 
IT TAKE APPROXIMATELY FORTY MINUTES TO GET TO ITHACA AIRPORT/BUS.
 
REQUEST MUST BE INTO THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT BY - AUGUST  21, 2015  
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      2015 FALL BREAK TRANSPORTATION  
 
OUTBOUND - OCTOBER 9TH AND OCTOBER 10TH
INBOUND  -  OCTOBER 13TH AND OCTOBER 14TH
 
TIMES BELOW ARE FOR BOTH INBOUND AND OUTBOUND TRANSPORTATION
 
Times shown are the time the shuttle leaves campus 
 
ITHACA BUS AND AIRPORT   -   7:30AM    11:30AM    4:30PM
SYRACUSE BUS AND AIRPORT  -  7:30AM   11:30AM   3:30PM
ROCHESTER AIRPORT (ONLY)  -  7:30AM   2:30PM 
 
All request must be into the transportation department by October 5, 2015 
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THANKSGIVING BREAK - FALL 2015 
 
OUTBOUND  -  NOVEMBER, 24TH AND NOVEMBER, 25TH.
 
 INBOUND  -  NOVEMBER 29TH AND NOVEMBER, 30TH. 
 
TIMES BELOW, SHOW THE TIME SHUTTLE LEAVES CAMPUS.  ALSO, THESE TIMES ARE FOR BOTH OUTGOING AND 
INCOMING TRANSPORTATION. 
 
  ITHACA BUS/AIRPORT  -  7:30AM,  11:30AM,  4:30PM
  SYRACUSE BUS/AIRPORT   -  7:30AM,  11:30AM,  3:30PM
  ROCHESTER AIRPORT (ONLY)  -  7:30AM,  2:30PM
 
ALL REQUEST MUST BE INTO THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT BY NOVEMBER, 20, 2015.    
 
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