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Vandal Access

The Vandal Access service provides University of Idaho students and employees with mobility-limiting disabilities equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus. We believe all individuals have a right to access the many opportunities the University of Idaho offers and we are committed to providing convenient transportation assistance to make that a reality.

For the first time since its creation back in 2008, Vandal Access will focus exclusively on ensuring access for Vandals with mobility-limiting disabilities. We realize a significant change like this will prompt questions. Please review the information below and if you still have questions or concerns, reach out to us at vandal-access@uidaho.edu.

The Vandal Access Shuttle has provided University of Idaho students and employees with mobility limiting disabilities equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus for the past nine years. Parking and Transportation Services has operated a 12 passenger shuttle on a deviated fixed route schedule since the onset of the program in 2008 (fixed route which deviates for individuals with disabilities), operating during the academic year, most academic breaks and summer sessions.

The program charter was specific to providing transportation across campus for individuals with disabilities but seats have always been made available to able-bodied individuals as room allowed. Ridership data over the years indicate that ridership is comprised of approximately 25 percent individuals with mobility impairments and 75 percent students, faculty and staff riding to meet other needs. The cost of operating a larger 12 passenger bus on a continuous campus route for nearly 12 hours per day throughout the year has resulted in the program operating expenses exceeding program funding for the past several years.

Refocusing on our original charter and creating routes based exclusively on the needs of our riders will both reduce costs to the point of program sustainability and more efficiently provide access to UI campus resources for Vandals with mobility impairments. The new ADA-equipped Vandal Access vehicle is more agile, fuel-efficient and technologically advanced. With Vandal Access, we look forward to more effectively opening doors to campus resources so all Vandals can achieve their goals here at UI.

Fill out the brief Vandal Access rider form that gives us your Vandal email address and your expected ride schedule. If you have a University of Idaho Disability parking permit, let us know and you’re good to go. Questions? We're here to help: Vandal Access cell phone (208-596-3722), email (vandal-access@uidaho.edu) or in person (1006 Railroad Street)!

If your expected ride schedule exceeds four (4) days and you do NOT currently have a University of Idaho Disability parking permit, you will need to do one of the following to continue using the Vandal Access service:

  1. Submit a doctor’s note on office stationary (paper or electronic) confirming eligibility and duration of need. Rider eligibility, whether temporary or permanent, is aligned with Idaho state law. An individual is eligible to ride if:      
    • They have a neurological, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiac, arthritic, eyesight or limb impairment that prevents them from walking two hundred (200) feet without...
      • Help from another person
      • Help from mobility equipment (crutches, wheelchair, cane, etc.) OR
      • Great difficulty 
  2. Have Disability Support Services or Human Resources submit documentation on your behalf as part of an accommodation.

Whether the impairment is considered permanent or temporary, Vandal Access is here to get you where you need to go on campus.

Most rides will be pre-scheduled based on class or employment information provided to us on the Vandal Access rider form.

In the case of an unexpected need, give us 2 hours notice so we can more effectively accommodate your request along with the day’s pre-scheduled rides.

Ride requests received after 5 p.m. will be processed the next business day.

The ADA accessible Vandal Access service will operate during fall and spring academic sessions only, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vandal Access services are provided on-campus only, riders cannot be picked up or dropped off at an off-campus location.

The driver will work with riders to identify nearest possible pickup/drop off locations for specific facilities.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424
Fax: 208-885-4219
parking@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/parking

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

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