Transportation Services

Transportation Services supports the University’s academic and research mission by providing faculty, staff, students, and visitors with safe, sustainable, customer-focused, and fiscally sound transportation programs and services.

OSU Beaver Bus

 Benny and the Bus

 

OSU offers a FREE campus shuttle to shorten your travel time and connect outer parking areas to campus. 

*Route Announcements*

  • One Beaver Bus will run on a central route, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, December 12, 2016 through January 6, 2017.
  • One of the two buses on the West route has been reoriented to run opposite of the other bus on a new West 2 route. Two new stops have been added to northbound 30th Street, one near the Oak Creek Building, and one near the West Dorm Halls, and another stop has been added on eastbound Jefferson Way in front of Buxton/Hawley.

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 Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter & Spring Terms

 

Days of Week

Service Hours

Approximate Frequency

West Route

Mon-Fri

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 5 min

East Route

Mon-Fri

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 12 min

North Route

Mon-Fri

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 14 min

Summer Term; Winter & Spring Breaks

 

Day of Week

Service Hours

Approximate Frequency

Central Route

Mon-Fri

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Every 14 min

Holidays: 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.

 

Shuttle Maps

2016 Winter Break Shuttle Map

December 12, 2016 through January 6, 2017

PDF Version

Winter Shuttle Map

2016-17 Shuttle Map

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2016-17 Parking Shuttle Map

Rentals

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

Rentals are subject to availability, and are contigent 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.

Rates

The rental rate is $82.00 per hour, per bus, which covers the use of the bus, a driver and fuel.

Request a Rental

Request should be made at least 10 business days in advance of the rental period by contacting Diane Johnson here, or by calling 541-737-8420.

 

 

 

Beaver Bus Rentals

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

Rentals are subject to availability, and are contigent 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.

Rates

The rental rate is $82.00 per hour, per bus, which covers the use of the bus, a driver and fuel.

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
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Beaver Buses can hold up to 18-22 passengers
Include any boarding/alighting locations

About us

Mission

Transportation Services supports the University’s academic and research mission by providing faculty, staff, students, and visitors with safe, sustainable, customer-focused, and fiscally sound transportation programs and services.

Who We Are, What We Do

The Department of Transportation Services, within the Finance and Administration division, provides a variety of programs and services that help students, faculty, staff and visitors use all available modes of travel to access the university and to further its academic and research mission. We strive to provide superior customer service, innovation, and stewardship in a professional, efficient and courteous manner.

Whether you are looking to share a ride, rent a 12-passenger van, find a map of carpool parking spaces, rent a locker for your bike, buy a parking permit, or learn where to catch the Beaver Bus, the department is ready to help.

Transportation Services is committed to providing commute options that reduce the number of single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from OSU. In partnership with other departments, we support OSU’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation Services continues to develop and implement incentives and rewards for individuals who walk, bike, or share aride (bus, carpool & vanpool) to campus.

Our Services

MOTOR POOL

The Motor Pool has over 450 vehicles in its fleet available for rent. More than 230 of those may be rented for short-term and seasonal needs. The fleet ranges from medium-sized sedans to minivans, cargo vans, and large flatbed trucks. Two locations in Corvallis and Eugene serve Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, as well as many outside agencies.

The advantages of renting vehicles from the Motor Pool include convenient pick-up and drop-off locations in Corvallis and Eugene, quality vehicle maintenance, competitive rental rates, a broad selection of vehicles, and parking privileges in all commuter zone parking lots on the Corvallis campus and all spaces at the University of Oregon.

BEAVER BUS

The OSU Beaver Bus is the free campus shuttle that transports people from more remote parking areas to and around campus. During the academic year, four buses travel on three routes Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

RIDESHARING SUPPORT

Sharing your commute, or simply using a car occasionally without owning one, is a great way to save money. Transportation Services works with DriveLess.Connect to help you connect with others to share carpool and vanpool rides. Zipcar vehicles are parked on campus available for rent by the hour, giving you part-time access to a vehicle. SafeRide, run by ASOSU, provides free van rides to students at night as needed.

PARKING MANAGEMENT

The Parking unit establishes parking rules and regulations, distributes parking permits, maintains campus parking facilities (over 6,000 spaces) and issues parking violations.

For those who need to drive, we provide a variety of parking options in terms of location, price, and length of time to park. Ask us about parking by the hour, day, month, or year.

Our field representatives work hard to ensure that people who purchase parking permits are able to find an available space when they need it. They also help vehicle owners by calling when they notice lights left on, flat tires, broken windows, etc. They can help you jumpstart your vehicle or happily give directions to any campus location. The parking enforcement program is not a revenue generating operation. The fines collected cover the expense of providing this service. 

We can also help coordinate parking for events and provide emergency traffic control. 

BICYCLING RESOURCES

We partner with other departments to help provide bicycle parking and bike lockers on campus.

Transportation Services offers the Beaver Bike Rental program and is working to bring Pedal Corvallis bike share stations to campus.

LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE

Transportation Services coordinates OSU’s agreements and service funding for the Corvallis Transit System, Linn-Benton Loop, and Philomath Connection.

Directory

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

Vision

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

Mission

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.

Ethos

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.

FAQ

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

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