Use of Goucher Vehicles

When reserving a Goucher vehicle for a trip please email the request to Cathy Hartka and Lucy Wurzbacher in the work management office at Cathleen.Hartka@goucher.edu and lwurzbac@goucher.edu.

Any faculty, staff and students driving a Goucher owned vehicle must be certified. Please plan ahead, and allow at least 3 weeks to get a driver certified. Please contact Therese Neal (email: therese.neal@goucher.edu) (in the Business Office) to begin this process.

Bus #1 rental, FMS will provide the driver. Van #2 you can request to have a driver or you can provide your own driver. All mini vans you will have to provide your own driver.

The following information will be needed to request a vehicle rental

Van Rentals

  • Account number to charge the trip
  • Location of trip
  • Date of the trip
  • Approved driver name
  • Pickup time/return time of van
  • What size van they need and how many people will be in the van

Bus #1 and Van #2 with a FMS driver only  

Same information as the van rentals plus the following:

  • Pickup time and location on campus (pick up locations are Dorsey Steps or Van Meter Circle)
  • Pickup time from trip @ destination
  • Return time to Goucher

Driver Rates

  • Driver Rate $25.00 Regular hours
  • Driver Rate $36.00 Overtime hours, (Ask Lucy or Cathy for details)

Vehicle cost and maximum capacity

Mini Van #4, 5, 8 & 11 

  • 7 passenger mini vans – holds total of 7
  • Driver has to be an approved driver. Please see Therese Neal at X6175
  • Cost: $.50 per mile

Van #2 

  • 10 passenger van plus driver - holds total of 11
  • Driver has to be an approved driver. Please see Therese Neal at X6175
  • Cost: $.70 per mile

Van# 10 

  • handicapped accessible van - holds 7 passengers plus driver – holds total of 8  
  • Driver has to be an approved driver. Please see Therese Neal at X6175
  • Cost: $.70 per mile

Bus #1

  • 19 passenger van plus driver - holds total of 20
  • FMS has to provide the driver for the bus. Requires a CDL license.
  • Driver Rate $25.00 Regular hours
  • Driver Rate $36.00 Overtime hours
  • Cost: Bus $1.50 per mile

Cancellation Policy

  • Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice if you will be canceling your rental reservation. Please send notification to Cathleen.Hartka@goucher.edu and lwurzbac@goucher.edu or text 410-337-666. If you do not cancel there will be a $20 cancellation fee per vehicle.
  • cancellations that occur last minute (due to illness or lack of participants, etc.) or on weekends please email Cathleen.Hartka@goucher.edu and lwurzbac@goucher.edu or text 410-337-6166. If you do not cancel you will be charged the $20 cancellation fee per vehicle.
  • Any vehicle rentals that do not get picked up “NO SHOW” will be charged a $20 cancellation fee per vehicle. If that reservation included a driver, during overtime hours, you will get charged the 4 hour minimum overtime rate plus the $20 cancellation fee.

Suggestions for vendors if we cannot accommodate your trip

  • Goucher College travel portal: discounted rates from Enterprise and National Car
  • Zip Cars located in the Dorsey lot
  • Whitcraft Bus Services (410) 343-2565
  • Budget and Avis rentals

Misc Rental Information

  • Any evening (after 4pm Mon-Fri) or weekend trips, keys and paperwork can be pick up at Public Safety.
  • All vehicles are equipped with an EZ Pass. You are responsible for paying the toll charge fee. We check the monthly EZ Pass account and charge the appropriate account for the charge. Please communicate with students to avoid tolls, this will save a lot of money.
  • Any violations that come to our office will get billed to the appropriate vehicle rental.
  • Please be aware of the length of the vans when parking in metered parking spots.
  • No overnight trips unless a faculty or staff member attends.
  • Staff/Faculty can pick up keys earlier than rental time frame but the vehicle must stay at FMS until they are ready to go.
  • FMS has the right to cancel any vehicle reservation due to inclement weather.