The Office of Student Activities has many options for transportation on campus. Here are some of the options. If you have further questions, always feel free to call, e-mail, or visit the office and ask!
Zip CarThis service allows the Utica College community to rent a car whenever they want! Drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver's license for at least one year, and a clean driving record. On campus, we house a red Toyota Prius aptly named "Prolls" and a 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback we affectionately call "Babbitt." Use the link below, register with Utica College, and your ZipCard will come in the mail in a couple weeks. Then sign on, reserve a fancy car, and start driving!
Cost:$7.50 - $8.50 per hour, or $69 for the whole day weekdays, $77 for the whole day weekends. There is no maximum limit for reservations. Gas and insurance costs included. See the Office for seasonal discount codes.
Every college holiday (except summer), Student Activities provides a 54-seat charter bus that brings students to Port Authority, NYC. Tickets are sold on the Utica College box office website, and usually sell out within hours of going on sale! Sales generally begin about two weeks prior to the vacation. See the Break Bus Schedule or the Pioneer Place event board for fliers detailing sale dates and departure/return dates.
Cost:$70 per person, departure and return ticket included. There are no "half" tickets for only a departure or only a return.
Centro is the public transit system in Central New York. Centro maps can be found in the office. Buses come through campus at all times of the day, and make many different stops. Check a map of the area you want to go, and the chart will tell you the time you need to get on the bus. Maps and routes can also be planned on the Centro website, or call (315)797-7803.
Centro Public Bus System
Cost:$1.50 for Single Ride pass, $15.00 for 10 Ride Pass, $150.00 for Unlimited Semester Ride Pass
Coach USA provides a service to popular college-towns at very reasonable rates to college communities. Shortline is the name of the route that travels from Utica, NY to NY, NY and almost anywhere in between. The office has maps that list the destinations along the Shortline route. These tickets are non-refundable; however, they are good for 30 days passed the purchase date (which appears on the ticket), so if the traveler misses the bus, they can catch the next one. Buses leave from the bus stop on campus every day at 11:00am and 5:00pm. The bus may be late, but DO NOT ever leave the bus stop, they WILL NOT wait for you. For questions, call the Binghamton location at 1-800-647-6471 or 607-722-7553, open 24 hours.
Shortline Coach Bus Service
Cost:Varies according to destination, one-way vs. round-trip, and date of departure. TGIF deals on certain destinations charge a discounted rate if travelers depart on a Friday and return on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
Student Activities employs certified student van drivers to shuttle Utica students from campus to the local Sangertown Square Mall and Walmart in New Hartford on Commercial Drive. The schedule changes according to the drivers' availibility, but an updated schedule can be found on the Transportation board outside the office door, or at the link below.
Student Shuttle Vans
Local Taxi Companies
The most popular taxi services our students use are:
Courtesy Cab 315-797-7272
New Hartford Taxi 315-507-2171
City Cab 315-724-5454