Transportation Services


Pedal Corvallis

Pedal Corvallis Weniger Station

What is Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis is a modern, app-enabled bikeshare system serving the Corvallis area. Passes are available to anyone age 18 and older. Once you purchase a pass, unlimited trips up to 2 hours are free, and each additional hour is $3. Bikes can be checked out and returned at any station in the system.

Pass Prices:

  • One Year: $25
  • One Month: $10
  • 3 Days: $5

How to Sign Up

Start by downloading the Zagster app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.


Register online at Zagster’s Pedal Corvallis page.

How do I use Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis HowTo
Alternatively, check out a bike via text message.

Where are the stations?

Pedal Corvallis currently has 8 stations throughout the city. OSU’s Corvallis campus stations are located at Kerr Administration Building on Jefferson, and at Weniger Hall on Monroe.

Who operates Pedal Corvallis?

Pedal Corvallis is coordinated by Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), and is funded in part by InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO), Corvallis' local Medicare provider. Bike maintenance, operations, and customer support are provided by Zagster©, a nationwide bikeshare company.

The two campus bikeshare stations are sponsored by OSU Transportation Services and the OSU Sustainability Office.


Beaver Bike Rentals


 OSU’s Beaver Bike Rental Program provides bicycles for students to rent by the term.

  • Each bike comes equipped with fenders, front and rear lights, a lock, and a helmet.
  • There is no limit on the number of terms you can rent a bike. 
  • Bicycles come in a variety of sizes and styles, from commuter bikes to hard tail mountain bikes to road bikes. 



Additional Information:

You are responsible for basic bike maintenance for your Beaver Bike. Visit the Dixon Bike Shop for help with flat tires, squeeky chains, or other routine maintenance needs.

If your bike is involved in a crash, email to report the crash, and take your bike to the Dixon Bike Shop for a safety inspection and any necessary repairs.


Fill out a registration form to get started. Transportation Services will contact you within one business day to make an appointment to pick up your rental if a bike is available. If bikes are temporarily out of stock, you will be placed on a waiting list.


Contact for more information.

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Bike Safety

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicyclists involved in collisions shall call the Department of Public Safety for assistance. All involved individuals shall remain at the collision site until released by the attending officer. When a collision results in an injury, a written accident report must be submitted to OSU’s Department of Public Safety by the individuals involved.

(6) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(7) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device, having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(8) The fine for any such citation is set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Campus citations may be appealed by written statement to the appropriate forum.

(9) Bicycles may be impounded by OSU’s Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Bicycles may be claimed from OSU’s Department of Public Safety by identifying the bicycle and paying the citation fine and impoundment fee to TAPS. OSU’s Department of Public Safety will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(10) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with OSU’s Department of Public Safety.

(11) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(12) Bike lockers are available for rent on an annual or term basis at fees established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 4-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-0



Bike Theft Prevention

How to Lock Your Bike

Register Your Bike with Project 529

Bike Lockers


How to Lock Your Bike

Lock Up Your Bike

Please keep in mind it's best to:

  • Lock frame and wheels together as shown
  • Take your lights and helmet with you
  • Avoid leaving your bike away from home overnight. If you absolutely must, try to:
    • Choose a large and secure rack that's visible from a major street
    • Avoid dark and concealed locations
    • Remove the seat and take it with you, especially if it's a quick-release mechanism

Watch this video to learn more about locking your bike.


Register Your Bike with Project 529

529 App Download It's not required to register your bike at OSU, but it's a good idea. Registering your bike makes it easier for law enforcement agencies to return it to you if it's stolen. Both OSU's Department of Public Safety and the Corvallis Police Department use Project 529, a national online bike registration, reporting, and recovery site.

Start by registering your bike for free at or by downloading the app. Then visit the Department of Public Safety at Cascade Hall to pick up your free non-removeable sticker.

When you register your bike, it's best if you know your bike's serial number. Read more about how to find your bike's serial number.



Bike Lockers

Why Bike Lockers?

Bike lockers are more secure than bike racks, especially if your bike will be locked on campus overnight. Even if you have a secure bike lock, a good bike left for several days or weeks will rarely go unnoticed. Note that many thefts may target valuable, unsecured parts such as wheels and seats rather than try to break the lock. If you have invested significantly in a good bike, it may be a wise measure to protect it accordingly. Bike lockers also protect bikes from the elements, especially during our long and rainy Oregon winters.

OSU's Bike Lockers

Reser Stadium Bike Lockers

Kelley Engineering Center Bike Lockers

Snell Hall Bike Lockers

The Corvallis campus features bike lockers at Reser Stadium, Snell Hall, and between the Plageman Student Health Center and Kelley Engineering Center, as shown.

Lockers are available for rental for $30 per term. More information on Bike Locker rentals is available on the Parking Services page. To make a rental, visit the parking office in Adams Hall between 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Campus Bike Map

Other Bike Maps and Guides:

Google Maps has a bicycle route planning option! Simply enter your start and end points and click on the bike icon in the upper left corner to get directions.

ZAP Oregon State

ZAP Oregon State is a bike commute rewards program for OSU students and employees. Register for free and start tracking your bike trips to OSU automatically by riding past one of the ZAP stations located at many entrances to campus. Challenge yourself, win prizes, and compete with your friends and coworkers!

 A rider demonstrates how a ZAP tag mounts to their bike wheel.

Register - How to Sign up

First, bring your bike to one of the designated tagging locations, and ask the staff to install your free ZAP tag. The tag mounts on your front wheel, and will count your trips to OSU when you ride past tag readers located at entrances to campus.

Tagging Locations

OSU Transportation Services
100 Adams Hall

Adventure Leadership Institute
Dixon Recreation Center

Corvallis Bicycle Collective
707 NW 11th St

After your bike is tagged, you will need to register your tag # online at and create a user profile. Now you’re ready to start collecting ZAPs! 


Already have a tag? Register Your Tag


Ride – How to get ZAPped

Below is a map of all the ZAP stations on campus. You can ride by them as many times as you want (and you might want to - they emit a satisfying beep every time you ride by!) but you can only get credit for one ZAP per day.

 Rewards – Win prizes!

First time riders New to ZAP? Ride to campus (make sure you collect a ZAP on your trip!), and you will automatically earn a prize just for trying it out.

Monthly drawings Log on to throughout the year to track your progress! Collect 10 ZAPs in a month, and you will be automatically entered into the monthly drawing for gift cards to nearby businesses, bike gear, or even daily parking passes.

Special Events Join a team in May, and compete in the National Bike Month Challenge to see who can make the most trips to campus! Your team could win bragging rights and cool bike swag.  Keep your ears open for special prizes for holidays, offerings from sponsoring businesses, and more.



ZAP Oregon State FAQ

What is in the ZAP tag? How does it work?
We are taking advantage of a fairly simple technology to automate the process of logging trips. Rather than asking bike commuters to log in daily and enter data by hand, the tamper-proof RFID tag that attaches to the spokes of the front wheel will be detected by the ZAP stations as it passes within 20-30 feet of the station. RFID stands for radio-frequency identification. The ZAP tags are passive and can only be detected when they are within range of a ZAP stations.

Where should I ride to get my ZAP?
The ZAP tag reader stations have a range of up to 30 feet. All stations are placed to count riders on their inbound trips. However, if the roadway is narrow enough, a station might read tags on both inbound and outbound riders.

How many ZAPs can I collect?
You can only collect one ZAP per day. However, your tag will be scanned every time you pass within range of an active ZAP station. You can view your scan history on your “My Reports” page on the trip tracking website.

How do I find out if I won a monthly prize drawing?
If you have won a prize, you will receive an email congratulating you and inviting you to pick up your prize by the 3rd business day of the following month. Because the emails will be sent out in batches, you may want to check on your email inbox filters to make sure that they are not inadvertently lost in the “Promotions” “Spam” or “Trash” folders.

I rode past a ZAP station, but it didn’t beep. How do I get credit for my trip?
Contact Transportation Services at or call 541-737-4037 and we can manually add a trip to your trip log. If you let us know which station it was, we will check to make sure it is functioning properly.

What if my tagged bike is stolen?
We are sorry that that happened. Be sure to report your ZAP tag number when you report the theft to Public Safety and the Corvallis Police Department with identifying and returning your bike to you. You can also monitor the tag tracker report in your ZAP Oregon State account to see if your bike tag has been detected by any of the stations and add that information to your report. Because it is a passive tag, the tag will need to pass near a ZAP station in order to be detected (the technology does not support the option of scanning a region to pinpoint its location).

Is there a similar rewards program for people who walk or take transit to campus?
OSU does not offer a similar rewards program for other modes of transportation, but we continue to encourage walking, public transit, and carpooling in other ways. The statewide program, DriveLess. Connect!, offers monthly and annual challenges and incentives for other types of trips.

How will ZAP data be used?
Commute data recorded for individual ZAP users will primarily be used for administering the ZAP rewards program. Aggregated ZAP data (removing identities of single users) will also be reported annually to the City of Corvallis to inform future bicycle infrastructure planning and design. Trends and lessons from the data may also be shared in academic or professional settings. In preparing data to be shared publicly, we will adhere to OSU’s standards with regard to individual privacy and ethical handling of data.



Corvallis Transit Service
Free bus service throughout Corvallis! Nine routes serve the OSU campus, Mon-Sat.

Night Owl
Free late night bus service Thurs-Sat during school terms. All routes serve the campus.

Philomath Connection
Transit service from Philomath to Corvallis, M-F. Free with OSU ID.

99 Express
Bus service from downtown Corvallis to Adair Village, Mon-Fri.

Linn-Benton Loop
Bus service between OSU, Linn Benton Community College, and the Albany train station. Free with OSU ID.

Corvallis to Amtrak Connector
New in 2017! Bus service Thurs – Mon from OSU to the Albany Amtrak Station, coordinated with the Amtrak schedule.

A Greyhound bus station in downtown Corvallis provides service throughout Oregon and beyond.

Bolt Bus
Direct bus service from the Albany train station to Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.

Coast to Valley Express
Service 7 days/wk between the Albany train station and Newport, with stops in Corvallis.

Amtrak Cascades
Train and bus service from Albany to Eugene, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC.

Linn Shuttle
Transit service between Sweet Home and Albany with stops in Lebanon. Free with OSU ID.

Oregon Express Shuttle
Private shuttle service from Reser Stadium to the Portland airport. Runs 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Hut Shuttle
Private shuttle service from Native American Longhouse to the Portland airport. Runs 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Omni Shuttle
Private shuttle service from Corvallis to the Eugene Airport. Picks up from a location of your choice. 

See all the transit routes and stations on campus on one map.

OSU Beaver Bus

Download the Beaver Bus App for Android and iPhone

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The Beaver Bus will NOT be running on the following holidays: Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. 

Fall, Winter & Spring Term Hours


Days of Week

Service Hours

Approximate Frequency

West Route


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 5 min

East Route


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 12 min

North Route


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 14 min

Summer Term; Winter & Spring Break Hours


Day of Week

Service Hours

Approximate Frequency

Central Route


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 14 min


Beaver Bus Rentals

Transportation Services may rent the Beaver Bus to OSU departments for special events.

Rentals are subject to availability, and are contingent upon meeting the demand of regular Beaver Bus service and existing rental commitments. Rentals are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Beaver Bus rentals are only available to OSU departments, and are only available for on-campus destinations.


The rental rate is $82.00 per hour, per bus, which covers the use of the bus, a driver and fuel. There is a two-hour per day minimal charge for renting the Beaver Bus.

Request a Rental

Request should be made at least 10 business days in advance of the rental period. If you need more information, contact Diane Johnson here, or by calling 541-737-8420.

Submit a Request

Contact number of person coordinating the rental
Beaver Buses can hold up to 18-22 passengers
Include any boarding/alighting locations


Share the Ride

OSU Transportation Services supports both carpooling and carshare at the OSU Corvallis Campus. Whether you are reserving a Zipcar for a trip out of town, or carpooling to class with a housemate, sharing the ride can save you money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Conveniently located at three locations around campus, Zipcar vehicles provide a cost-effective around-the-clock alternative to bringing your car to campus.

Zipcars are available to members 18 and over. Once you purchase a membership, you can reserve cars by the hour or at a daily rate. Gas, insurance, and 180 miles of driving per day are all included in the rates, which start at $7.50/hour. Additionally, membership provides access to Zipcars in more than 300 cities across the globe.

How do I sign up?

Visit to sign up for a Zipcar membership. Once Zipcar has approved your driver's record, a Zipcard will be sent to your billing address. You can then reserve Zipcars online, or download the Zipcar ap to make and change reservations on the fly with your smart phone. When you are ready to drive, use the Zipcard to unlock the vehicle!

Annual Membership Rates

  • Students, Staff, and Faculty: $15
  • Corvallis community members: $70 (plus a one-time $25 signup fee)

Where can I drive in a Zipcar?

Trips are not limited to any geographic area - you can take Zipcars anywhere the road leads you! When you complete your reservation, you must return the car to the parking spot where you started your trip.


Contact Transportation Services at or 541-737-4037

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Valley Vanpool offers vanpool service to OSU from surrounding communities.

To view current vanpools:

  1. Check out existing routes on the Valley Vanpool website.
  2. in teh menu on teh left, select the city-pair that matches your commute (ex: Eugene-Corvallis).
  3. Exact hours, pick-up and drop-off locations, pricing, and driver contact information are listed for each vanpool
  4. Contact the driver of the route you’re interested in.

If you don’t find a suitable route, and you would like to start a new vanpool from your area, contact Valley Vanpool. You will need at least 5 riders to start a new vanpool.


  • One member from each vanpool acts as leaseholder and collects monthly fees for the vendor.
  • Vendors sometimes subsidize vans in need of ridership.
  • Vanpool members are welcome to advertise and recruit more members. Valley Vanpool will help with advertising upon request.
  • Drivers, backup drivers, and leaseholders usually pay a reduced fare.
  • Canceling a lease requires a month’s notice. 


  • Save on fuel and parking
  • Reduce air pollution emissions
  • Reduce wear and tear to your personal vehicle
  • Can relax and enjoy the ride!
  • Make new friends and connections

Vanpool Parking

  • Vanpools may purchase an OSU annual carpool permit in any zone at a discount of 35%. 
  • Alternatively, if the van is not parking on campus often, a vanpool member who works at OSU and does not have an individual annual parking permit may purchase daily permits at a reduced rate ($5.00 for B/C zones and $7.00 for A zones). The daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.  




















Benefits of Carpooling

  • Price reduction on university parking permits.
  • Access to priority parking designated for carpools.
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Make connections and friendships in your carpool.

Make or Find a Carpool

  • Ask around to find two or more friends or coworkers to ride with you.
  • Look for ride share opportunities on Drive Less Connect.
  • Join an existing vanpool.

Carpool Parking

Carpool permits cost 35% less than individual annual parking permits at the OSU Corvallis campus. That reduced price is then split among 3 or more people. Recruit more riders and save more!

Purchase a Carpool Permit from Transportation Services.

Carpool Parking Savings Table

Commuter Zone

Regular/Individual Price

Carpool Price (per car)

Price per Member (3 members)

Price per Member (4 members)

Price per Member (5 members)



















Carpool Parking Map

Carpool Map

Share Rides and Get Rewards!

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  •  Find other OSU students, faculty, and staff to share rides! Use Drive Less Connect, a carpool matching and trip tracking system servicing Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
  •  Create an account at Drive Less Connect and join the OSU network to either create a carpool or join an existing carpool.
  •  Find biking partners to commute together for increased safety and learning new routes.
  •  Log your alternative transportation trips and see the savings and collect incentives.
  •  Participate in events and challenges with greater reward potential!
  •  Connect on Facebook.

 Trip Logger App

  •  The iCarpool TripLogger app can be used to log trips from your phone to your trip log calendar in the iCarpool-RideshareOnline platform.
  •  If you have set up a Trip Log Template, the app can also be used to confirm trips that are posted to your account based on the template.
  •  Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Motor Pool

Business Centers

A Message from the Director

“OSU Shared Services (the Business Centers) is committed to supporting colleges and units in advancing the University’s mission and goals. We focus on service, efficiency, and effective stewardship of resources, in close collaboration with colleagues across the University. OSU Shared Services assists administrative leaders with financial management analyses, forecasting, and developing a stable and diverse workforce. With these goals in mind, we are dedicated to delivering customer-focused solutions, and continually developing the expertise of Business Center staff members.”

Linda Powell
Director, OSU Shared Services


Advance the University mission through strategic partnerships; delivering innovative customer-focused solutions.


To provide the highest level of consultative and collaborative business services to the University community. We are committed to effective resource stewardship and to the continuous development of employee expertise.

Key Strategies

  • Providing Exemplary Customer Service
  • Relentlessly Pursuing Operational Excellence
  • Fostering Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction
  • Challenging the status quo through Continuous Process Improvement
  • Nurturing Inclusive Partnerships by Sharing Information and Communicating Effectively

Find Your Business Center

Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center
  • Agricultural Research Centers

Arts and Sciences

  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Sciences
  • Honors College

Auxiliaries & Activities

  • Athletic Department
  • University Conference Services
  • Public Safety
  • Business Services
  • Recreational Sports
  • Memorial Union
  • Student Health Services
  • Intercultural Student Services
  • Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Facilities
  • University Housing & Dining
  • Educational Activities & ASOSU


Business and Engineering

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering

Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric

  • College of Forestry
  • College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Health Sciences

  • College of Public Health & Human Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

University Administration

  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Academic Affairs and International Programs
  • Graduate School
  • Finance and Administration (excluding
    Business Services, Facilities, Public Safety,
    Conference Services)
  • Information Services
  • Valley Library
  • Research Office (excluding HMSC)
  • Student Affairs (E&G Funded)
  • University Relations and Marketing
  • University Outreach and Engagement
  • OSU Cascades Campus.

About Us

OSU Shared Services is comprised of seven Business Centers, which partner with colleges and departments across the University to accomplish financial and human resources tasks in an easy, efficient, and customer focused way.

  • The Business Centers were established between 2008 and 2010. Five Centers serve academic departments; one Center serves administrative departments; and one serves the special needs of the athletics and auxiliary operations.
  • Business Centers support the unique needs and services of each college and unit. At the same time, Business Center management work collaboratively to refine universal processes and identify best practices.
  • OSU is nationally recognized as a leader in the successful implementation of the business center model. The concept has proven to be highly efficient and effective, and we are sharing what we have learned with other universities. OSU has provided business center model presentations for organizations such as the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Education Advisory Board, and has hosted a number of visits from institutions across the country interested in learning more.
  • Business center services continue to evolve. A focus on continuous improvement in transaction processing, financial reporting, and the ongoing development of an effective and high quality workforce provide an essential foundation to the initiatives of “enhancing diversity, stewarding our resources and recognizing technology as a strategic asset” as set out in OSU’s Strategic Plan 3.0.


The OSU Shared Services Leadership Council has formally adopted the Provost’s Council Ethos, as of January 5, 2015. The Ethos reflects the values that guide our work and our relationships. We encourage each individual member of the Division of Finance and Administration community to make the same personal commitment to the Ethos in support of our efforts to build a strong sense of community and create a positive campus climate at Oregon State University.

Provost’s Council Ethos

Building community involves creating relationship networks that are life-giving, life-affirming and life-sustaining. As we work to build a strong sense of community and create a positive campus climate at Oregon State University, we must be conscious of the attitudes, values and behaviors we bring to our relationships with each other. The Provost’s Council Ethos provides the basis for critical self-reflection and a foundation for building and maintaining a community in which all members are committed to the growth, development and well-being of every other member. To achieve the community to which we aspire, each individual will commit to:

Accept responsibility for the well-being, equitable treatment, and success of each person;

Act ethically;

Continually strive to acquire the knowledge, skills and self-awareness needed to be responsible members and leaders of our community;

Establish relationships of trust and honesty where the integrity of each person is respected;

Honor the worth of everyone, including their rights to self-determination, privacy, and confidentiality;

Respect each person’s identity and strive to eliminate the effects of socialized biases;

Treat each other with courtesy, openness, understanding, and forgiveness;

Use our recognition of power and privilege to actively address issues of equity and inclusion;

Value personal integrity and self-improvement as a pathway to recognizing the worth of each person.

We commit to making this a living document and working to create the community to which we aspire.


Frequently Asked Questions that are common to all Business Centers (in process).