Transportation Regulations

The University maintains a fleet of multi-passenger vehicles for the purpose of providing transportation to students and employees in support of the University's academic mission. The vehicles are maintained and scheduled through Transportation Services.

Scheduling Procedures and Information

1.   All vehicles are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests are date stamped when received and this date serves as the date of record for purposes of scheduling.

2.   In the event that more requests are received for a given date than are vehicles available, the following priorities are used:

  • Priority 1 -- The transportation of students or staff in support of the University's academic mission. This priority includes Intercollegiate athletics.
  • Priority 2 -- The transportation of students, staff or University affiliated groups to approved events at which they are representing the University.

Requests falling in other than the first priority may be canceled up to five days prior to the date of departure if a higher priority request is received. The use of University transportation to attend social functions is generally not permitted.

3.   The type of vehicle assigned for a particular trip is decided by Transportation Services using the following criteria:

  • Number of passengers
  • Distance to be traveled
  • Passenger luggage requirements

4.   Early administrative approval is encouraged for all trips and all necessary arrangements should be made as far in advance as possible to insure the availability of vehicles. No vehicles will be officially scheduled until an approved copy of the transportation request form is filed with the Parking and Transportation Services Office. If a scheduled trip is canceled, notification must be made to the Transportation Services Office as far in advance as possible to allow the vehicle to be rescheduled.

Regulations Governing the Use of Sedans and Vans

1.   It is the responsibility of the person authorizing the Transportation Request Form to insure that the regulations governing the use of the assigned vehicle is adhered to by all listed drivers. Operator's license information may be obtained by contacting the Transportation office at 1061.

2.   Users of University or State vehicles must comply with all laws, policies, rules and regulations governing their use. All University maintained vehicles are to be used solely for the purpose of performing official business of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. Vehicles are not to be driven to or parked at a place of residence unless specifically authorized by Parking and Transportation Services. Vehicles may be parked at a place of lodging when the operator's duties require him or her to be away overnight. Passengers in University vehicles are limited to University employees, students, and other persons connected with official University business.

3.   A credit card is furnished with each vehicle. This card can be used only for the vehicle to which it is issued. Under no circumstances can gasoline be purchased for a vehicle license number not listed on the credit card. Credit cards are to be used for the purchase of gasoline and motor oil compatible with proper engine operation. Credit cards are not to be used for tune-ups and  other general maintenance without prior authorization. When gasoline is purchased, the operator is required to record the mileage on the credit card receipt and see to it that the vehicle license number is recorded in the appropriate box. Lost credit cards must be reported immediately to the Transportation Services Office.

4.   All persons who drive University / State vehicles must comply with the following:

  • Must have a valid operator's license as required by law. Drivers license information must be on file with the Transportation Office.
  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must be employed by Eastern Kentucky University.

5.   The following reasons may prohibit drivers from using a University / State vehicle:

  • Conviction of reckless driving or driving under the influence in the past two years.
  • Nine or more points against your operators license.
  • Violation of University Transportation Regulations.
  • Two at fault accidents in a University / State vehicle in a two year period.

6.   All operators of University vehicles are required to drive in a legal, safe and courteous manner.

7.   Top carriers and trailer hitches are not to be installed or used on any vehicle.

8.   Vehicles are checked out by picking up the trip ticket, keys, and credit card from the EKU Parking Office in Commonwealth on the 2nd floor, Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Vehicles can be checked out, on or after the time indicated on the approved transportation request form. Vehicles not picked up within one hour of the request time may be rescheduled for another user.

9.   Vehicles are to be returned to the assigned van parking spaces in the Commonwealth lot. Vehicles must be returned by the date and time indicated on the approved transportation request, to ensure availability for the next scheduled user.

10. The completed trip ticket signed by the driver, keys, the credit card and all receipts are to be returned to the EKU Parking Office in Commonwealth 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. After hours please drop completed package off at the EKU Police dispatcher in Mattox Hall.

11. The operator of the vehicle is responsible for locking all doors and windows, removing all trash and refuse from the vehicle following completion of the trip. When checking out a vehicle, please inform the Transportation Office if the previous user has left refuse in the vehicle. A cleanup charge will be assessed to any user that leaves refuse or trash in the vehicle.

12. Upon return, the operator is responsible for listing on the trip ticket any observed malfunctions or potential problems such as faulty brakes, tires, steering, etc. This is essential for proper fleet maintenance.

13. An operator whose vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in damage to the vehicle or to any other property, or to any other person, must have a police report made. It is the responsibility of the operator to furnish the Parking and Transportation Services Office with a copy of the police report.

Charges

1.    Departments with a travel budget code will be inter-accounted for Transportation Services at the established rates.

2.    If a scheduled vehicle is not canceled prior to the time of departure, a $30.00 charge will be assessed. 

3. The rental rate for 12-passenger vans is $30.00 per rental plus $.50 per mile.

*Prices subject to change*

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