e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry

Vehicles & Busing

The Physical Plant department maintains a fleet of vehicles that are available for use by College employees for college-related purposes. Barb Sorrells in the Physical Plant & Facilities main office is responsible for scheduling all fleet vehicles and buses on campus.

Important Notes

  • Overnight Parking requires a special permit & prior approval from Physical Plant, and is only available for personal vehicles when using a College vehicle overnight.
  • Only authorized passengers are allowed in a College-owned vehicle, which includes: employees, students, researchers, Research Foundation employees, and approved volunteers. Any request for a passenger not specified above must be approved by Physical Plant and the VP for Administration.
  • The individual who approves or authorizes the Vehicle/Bus Request Form is approving that the driver has a valid license and if the driver is a student, has received approval from the UPD office through the LENS program and also that approved/appropriate funding is available to cover the associated costs.

Helpful Links


From 8:30am – 4:30pm, contact:

Vehicle Requests and Rates

The cost to rent a College vehicle is $10 per day and $0.40 per mile.

Busing Requests and Rates

ESF has one 24-passenger bus (commonly referred to as the “Bio Bus”) available for use by College employees. The cost to rent the 24-passenger bus is $40 per hour and $2.25 per mile.

Physical Plant can also make arrangements for use of buses from private companies. The cost to rent private buses varies; contact Barb Sorrells for more information.

Motor Vehicle Garage

  • Garage Office, ext. 6590
  • Garage Bays, ext. 6904

The vehicle service center services a motor pool fleet of more than 50 vehicles and a maintenance fleet of nearly 30 vehicles. The staff services everything from electric gem cars, hybrid vehicles and trucks to boats and backhoes. The garage is located in the main Physical Plant & Facilities building on the lower level.

From 7:00am – 3:30pm, contact: