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Shuttle Service

Colgate has contracted with Birnie Bus Service for the Demand Response Shuttle Service.  Available to faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors, it is especially helpful to those using the transportation facilities in Syracuse and Utica as part of a trip to campus.

Reservations

Call 315-824-1260, choose option five or extension 232 or e-mail Autumn Bresloff at colgateondemand@birniebus.com.

Colgate Budget Code, prepayment with credit cards is available or drivers can be paid with cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

All trips require a 24-hour business notice. Each reservation must be made by noon for the next day’s trip. Monday trips require a notification by noon on the preceding Friday.

A live dispatch service is provided Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Voice mail reservations are in effect all other hours.

Cancellations must be made one hour before departure of the trip or a $35 fee will be charged.

Chevrolet Uplanders, which seat up to six adults, are used for this service.

Contact Information

Reservations:
315-824-1260, choose option five or extension 232 or e-mail Autumn Bresloff at colgateondemand@birniebus.com

After-hours, weekends, or emergencies:
315-335-5527 (Autumn Bresloff)

Shuttle driver:
315-335-5527

Cost

One-way fee to or from the Syracuse airport, train, or bus station is $108; not to exceed 2.5 hours. An additional fee of $11 per person for the second and third passenger is applied; no additional charge for passengers four, five, or six.

One-way fee to or from the Utica train or bus station is $98; not to exceed 2.25 hours. An additional fee of $11 per person for the second and third passenger is applied; no additional charge for passengers four, five, or six.

Fees to all other destinations are based on $43 per hour (prorated in 15-minute increments) plus $.20 per mile.

Driver waiting time is billed at the rate of $28 per hour (prorated in 15-minute increments).

Transportation requiring a larger class vehicle will be billed at the following rates:  7-14 passenger $1.00 per mile; 15-22 passenger $1.25 per mile; 23-44 passenger $1.60 per mile.

Questions?

Contact the Purchasing Department at 315-228-7474 or purch@colgate.edu.