Van Rider Guidelines
Main Office: A255 Murphy Hall (310) 825-1501 voice, (310) 825-9656 fax
Proctoring Center: A242 Murphy Hall (310) 825-2651
Van Services (310) 825-2263
In keeping with the requirements of Federal, State and University Policy, the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) provides on-campus transportation for academic programs and activities. Students with verified permanent and temporary mobility-related disabilities are eligible for this service. The CAE, located in A-255 Murphy is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- The hours of regular CAE van operation are Monday through Thursday from 7:20 am to 5:40 pm and Friday 7:20 am to 5:00 pm. Phone: 825-2263.
- The Community Service Officers (CSO) operate the van as part of their regular evening van service Monday through Thursday, 6 pm to 11 pm. Phone: 825-9800 Please refer to the “Evening Van Service” brochure.
- The CAE offers weekend van service for academic-related rides, with at least 24 hours notification, depending on driver availability. Phone: 825-2263.
Qualification: CAE Van Service is available to regularly enrolled University students who have a verified permanent or temporary disability.
Initiation: To initiate service, a rider must complete a Van Rider Intake Form at the Office - A255 Murphy Hall. This form needs to be completed each and every quarter, even for permanently disabled riders or in the Van on their first ride. The Auxiliary Services Coordinator, Assistant Director, Relations and Services or an authorized driver must assist a student with this form. Often times professional documentation is necessary to verify and complete the Van Rider Form.
Scheduling Rides: A schedule of rides will be established when the student completes the Van Rider Intake Form. Rides can be scheduled for the quarter, week or day on a space available basis. Rides are scheduled at twenty minute intervals beginning at 7:20 am.
Ineligibility: The CAE Van Service does not provide rides for illnesses, students with communicable medical conditions nor does the CAE operate as a transportation source for emergency care.
Authorized Riders: Authorized Van riders are registered CAE students with mobility based needs, attendants/assistants, and service animal. Unauthorized riders include friends and roommates of registered riders, faculty and staff members and students who flag down the van.
No eating, drinking or smoking while in the CAE van.
Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers. Wheelchair users must utilize the four tie-downs and the seatbelt.
Drivers are not permitted to perform attendant duties (e.g. extending a hand to steady a rider user is permissible but lifting a rider in any way is not).
Procedures for Weekday CAE Van Service
The CAE Van follows the most logical route for pick-ups and drop-offs, therefore, the first passenger on the van may not be the first dropped off. Riders may be clustered in the early morning or late afternoon to accommodate the heavy demand for van service. Moreover, due to the frequent heavy demand for requests, rides may be scheduled an hour earlier or later than requested.
A list of designated pick-up and drop-off locations is attached to this policy (or can be obtained at the CAE). It is requested that riders arrive five minutes early to their pick-up spot. Because we may schedule multiple rides, we ask that riders wait at least ten minutes at the designated area and make themselves clearly visible. Additionally, due to the often heavy demand for rides and the Van’s tight schedule, the Van may only be able to wait for two or three minutes at your pick up/drop off spot.
Riders who desire to make a change in their schedule need to make changes at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations should be phoned in as far in advance as possible. Changes, including additions, cannot always be accommodated. Repeated changes and cancellations will result in a meeting with the Auxiliary Services Coordinator or Assistant Director, Relations and Services and may result in a reduction of service.
Repeated failure to show up for scheduled rides may result in cancellation of service.
If you miss a pick-up during the day, the remainder of your rides for that day may be cancelled unless you contact the CAE to make arrangements.
We request that reservations be made at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations for the same day may be arranged only after regularly scheduled rides are honored and if the schedule permits.
Requests for rides to and from Rehab and Doctor’s appointments do not have a priority and may not be honored.