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Vehicles and Services

Service to fit your needs.

Our wide variety of vehicles and services can help your group get moving. Please note that the below totals include one seat for a driver. For example, the 15 passenger van option includes 1 seat for the driver and 14 seats for passengers. All vehicles are subject to availability, and may be unavailable during large University events

Vehicle Offerings

  • 15-Passenger Van
  • 7-Passenger Minivan
  • Accessible Minivan
  • 6 or 8 Passenger Golf Cart (see “Other Service” below)
  • Accessible Golf Cart
  • Tour Buses (see “Other Service” below)

Service Offerings

Driver(s) Remain With Group

This is our default service, recommended for groups travelling around the NYC metro area for 2-12 hours. Your driver will remain parked in the area, allowing your group the ability to travel to multiple destinations or depart earlier if need be. Drivers are compensated for the entire duration of the trip.

Pick Up / Drop Off

Ideal for overnight trips, retreats, or airport service, pick up / drop off runs will transport your group to and from their destination quickly and safely. Departure times are considered fixed, and groups may be billed for delays on either end of the trip. Changes to a pick-up / drop-off time must be arranged ahead of time. Drivers are compensated for travel time.

Other Service

On campus golf cart shuttles, 50 passenger tour buses, and one-way trips may also be options available for your group. These services are typically highly specialized, and sometimes require coordinating with an outside vendor. Be sure to submit these requests well in advance! Last minute “Other” trips are often difficult to coordinate, and may be denied. For more info, please contact prior to submitting your request.

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Requesting a Van

Due to the current pandemic situation, we will be suspending our Chartered Trip Program for the foreseeable future. We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to when we can resume the program.

Looking to request a trip? Here’s how.

1. Talk to your budget supervisor / club advisor first

All requests must be approved by a Fordham budget administrator. Requests for club travel should be submitted with an Office of Student Involvement (OSI) representative listed as the budget administrator.

2. Figure out what type of service works for you

Ram Van offers a variety of services, which are explained in greater detail here. Think about what type of service works for your group and your budget. Contact with any questions prior to submitting your request.

3. Submit our request form!

Please carefully submit the form linked above. You’ll need the following information handy.

  • The number of passengers you plan on transporting (be specific!)
  • The exact street address of your destination (including town and postal code)
  • The name and email of your budget supervisor
  • A contact point for the day of travel

If you have a request that doesn’t seem to fit the questions on the form, give us a call at (718) 817-4346 prior to submission. We’d be happy to help!

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Ram Van Chartered Trips

Ram Van travel on your schedule.

Due to the current pandemic situation, we will be suspending our Chartered Trip Program for the foreseeable future. We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to when we can resume the program.

Ram Van offers rentals of both vehicles and drivers for members of the University community. These trips offer flexible and reliable travel options for professors, student groups, and administrative staff. With a wide range of vehicles and services to choose from, Ram Van is a perfect fit for your next event. Read on to find out more.

What type of service / vehicle should I reserve?

What is the trip request process like?

How do I request vehicles and/or drivers?

How do I plan travel for a large event or conference?

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I submit my requests for vehicles or travel?

A: Using the resources above, please make sure you are familiar with the charter process. Then use this form to submit a request for drivers and/or vehicles.

Q: When should I book my travel? 

A: We require you book your travel at least 2 weeks in advance in order to guarantee vehicles and drivers. That said, you should book your travel as early as possible. Requests within the 2 week window will typically be accepted, but are subject to vehicle and driver availability.

Q: How much will a van rental / driver rental cost?

A: Costs vary depending on a variety of factors, but typically compare favorably against rates from Enterprise and other outside vendors. Driver fees will vary depending on availability of drivers and the time of your trip. Submit a request for an exact quote!

Q: Who can submit requests for van rentals?

A: Requests can be submitted by any community member, but must be approved by a Fordham budget administrator. Student clubs wishing to rent vehicles should seek assistance through OSI. All payment must be done through internal Fordham budget transfer.

Q: What kind of vehicles are available?

A: Ram Van has 15-passenger vans, 7-passenger minivans, an accessible minivan, and 6-8 seat golf carts. The availability and makeup of the fleet is subject to change as vehicles are added or retired.

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