OCC Transport, Inc. operates one wheelchair lift-equipped vehicle. This specialized "Lift Bus" supplements the regular bus fleet to create a complete transportation system for the students of Binghamton University. All OCCT drivers are trained in the operation of the lift bus and are acquainted with the needs of their passengers.
The lift bus runs fall and spring semesters, Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, when classes are in session. Consult the University academic calendar for the dates of available service. Other special arrangements, such as weekend charters, may be made by contacting the Public Relations Coordinator.
Passenger Rights and Responsibilities
The service is currently designed to assist members of the University community who have permanent disabilities that prevent them from driving or riding the regular bus service to and from campus. Eligibility decisions are made by the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities. Individuals needing lift service should contact the Director of SSD at (607) 777-2686. All authorizations are then forwarded to the Lift Coordinator at OCC Transport.
The lift bus provides maximum mobility to serve the academic needs of passengers. Passengers are expected to be considerate in their use of the lift by being on time for all pickups and by informing the Lift Coordinator of any problems or cancellations as early as soon possible.
Lift Policies and Reminders
A schedule will be provided to you upon your addition to the schedule.
Cancellations – must be submitted via email or phone. Please call the Public Relations Coordinator and leave a message if no one answers.
If your plans change, and you cannot go on a previously scheduled trip, it is very important that you call and cancel your reservation as soon as you know you will not need service.