Friday, September 12, 2008

SGA Safe Ride Van

Starting on Thursday 9/18, the new SGA Safe Ride Van will start for the academic year.

At this time, the shuttle will run only Thursdays-Saturdays from 10pm-2:30am. This excludes college break and extremely inclement weather.

If you are interested in become a driver, please contact the Fleet Office or Public Safety. If we can recruit more drivers, we will be able to run the service more during the week.

The shuttle will be on a loop system on campus. The van will arrive at its assigned stop every 30 minutes. The stops are:
  1. 1837/Mandelle Lot, waiting area at the lamp post near the blue light phone
  2. Chapin Rd (for the Rockies & Mary Woolley Hall), waiting area at the PVTA bus stop
  3. Gateway Rd (for Brigham & the Library), waiting area at the speed limit sign on right
  4. Gateway Rd (for Psych & Ed Building), waiting area at the lamp post
  5. Dunlap Place (for the Betty Shabazz Center), waiting area at the blue light phone
  6. Equestrian Center Drive (for the Equ Ctr/Lot), waiting area at the blue light phone
  7. Park St/Ham/McG Drive (for Ham/McGregor), waiting area at the lamp post on left
  8. Lower Lake Rd (for the Art Museum area), waiting area at the PVTA bus stop
  9. Lower Lake Rd (for the rear of Blanchard), waiting area at the blue light phone
  10. Blanchard Circle (for Mead & Wilder), waiting area at the lamp post on the right
  11. Faculty Lane (for Dickinson Hall), waiting area at the blue light phone
  12. Gorse Lot Front, waiting area at the blue light phone
  13. Gorse Lot Rear, waiting area at the blue light phone
  14. *Fleet Parking lot, waiting area at the blue light phone

*The SGA Ride Van does not usually go into the Fleet Vehicle parking lot. However, drivers who are returning fleet vehicles between 10pm-2:30am, can be picked up in this lot by calling Public Safety dispatch, who will radio the van driver to go into this lot on the next circuit.

The Safe Ride Van is for safety purposed for MHC students traveling alone & has limited capacity. If you are going to your final destination in a group, please do not ask for a ride.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Big Y & Mall Shuttle

Do you want to go to the Holyoke Mall to shop? Or do you need to pick up some groceries?

Well, here is your change to head that way!

MHC offers a shuttle every Thursday and Friday during the academic year (excluding breaks). The bus leaves from Blanchard PVTA bus stop and heads to Big Y in town and then to the Holyoke Mall.

The schedule is:

Departing from Blanchard-

Depart Big Y-

Depart Holyoke Mall-

You will need to purchase a ticket to take advantage of this wonderful shuttle. The tickets are $1 and are available at the Blanchard Info Desk.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Community Service

The Community Service shuttle starts on Monday 9/8/2008!

The shuttle runs Monday-Friday, excluding breaks.

The shuttle ONLY goes to South Hadley & Holyoke locations.

The schedule is-

Departure from Blanchard PVTA Bus Stop-

Departure from South Hadley or Holyoke locations-

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Its September

Its September and you know what that have to get all of your ducks in a row to be able to drive fleet vehicles for all of your school needs.

So, check with Student Programs regarding the vehicle authorization forms. The org fair is this week, so check with them when you can get your things all set to use the fleet vehicles!

Also, check out the list of fleet orientation classes on the right side to see when you can obtain your fleet "licence". If you want to sign up for one, please contact the fleet office!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome Back!

Yeah! Another academic year is upon us. We are ready to assist you with any fleet matter (and of course if you have any other matters, we can help guide you with that too)!

If you are with a student org, please check with Student Programs to check in to see when the Student Org fair will be held for all of your paperwork needs.

Fleet Orientation classes will be set up VERY shortly and will be posted soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Fleet Office at x2826 or email Amanda Florek, the Fleet Coordinator, at

Good Luck to everyone for a brand new school year!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2008 Toyota Sienna's

We have two new vehicles in our fleet. They arrived a couple of weeks ago! They are two new brand new Toyota Sienna's (but white, not maroon like the picture below).

When you return to campus, they will waiting for you to use (under fleet rules & regs of course).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Attention Student Organizations

I know its early, but I've already received requests for fall reservations from many different student organizations and I need one piece of paper to make those reservations come true! You know, its not a fairy godmother or anything like that, its so much simpler then that.

What I need is a vehicle authorization form from Student Programs. Student Programs handles the paperwork since they are in-charge of all the stu orgs for the campus. They know all and when I receive that form from them, it is letting the Fleet Office know that your stu org is meeting their standards. That means all financial responsibilities are taken care of along with following the rules and regulations of stu orgs.

So, contact Student Programs to find out when you will be allowed to fill out the form. Usually at the beginning of the year they have a massive meeting with everyone representing their orgs and then the paperwork starts to flow to the Fleet Office. Then we can work on your reservations!