Ram Van Q & A


We regularly update this section of our website.  If you have a question that is not answered below please email us at ramvan@fordham.edu.


Who can ride the vans?
What does it cost to ride the van?
Do you offer any discounts?
When does the service run?
Can I sign up for the van?
What if there is traffic?
Where are the designated stops?
What are the operating hours?
Will there be transporation on the nights and weekends?
Are the vans on a time schedule?
What is the reliability of the van schedule?
Does the Ram Van ever cancel service?
What will people do that are carrying heavy/large loads?
Will the van run during University holidays?
Will the vans run in severe weather?
Are the vans sanitary?
Are the vans air conditioned and heated?
How safe are the drivers?
What kind of vans will be used for transportation?
Will the vans run for events on campus (plays, dances, etc.)?
Can the vans be charted to transport groups?


Who can ride the vans?
Any member of the Fordham community with a valid Fordham ID. Guests are also allowed to ride the van when accompianed by a Fordham community member with a valid ID.
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What does it cost to ride the van?
An one-way fare costs $3.50. Cash is no longer accepted on the vans so tickets must be purchased before you board the van.  Tickets are available from the Ram Van office located in the Regional Parking Facility room #101, the ticket machine located on the second floor of the McGinley Center across the hall from the entrance to the OSL&CD office and also from the ticket machines located in the Lowenstein Lobby at Lincoln Center.

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Do you offer any discounts?
Discount books are available for purchase. One book costs $35 for twelve one-way trips. That's a savings of $7! Discount books
are available from the Ram Van office located in the Regional Parking Facility room #101. If you're a department within the University, you can download and print a requisition form here. You can then fax the form to (718)817-3388 or send it via intercampus mail. We process your request within one business day of receiving
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When does the service run?
The Ram Van runs seven days a week when the University is in session. For our schedules, please click here.

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Can I sign up for the van?
Yes. Passengers wishing to reserve a spot on the van may sign up on the day of their trip only on the campus they are wishing to depart. Sign ups occur at Rose Hill in
the Ram Van office located in the Regional Parking Facility room #101 and at Lincoln Center at the Security Desk in the Lowenstein building.
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What if there is traffic?
Each driver knows numerous routes between each campus in order to avoid traffic and keep travel time to a minimum.

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Where are the designated stops?
The Ram Van loads passengers in front o f
the Ram Van office located in the Regional Parking Facility room #101 at Rose Hill and on the corner of 60th and Columbus at Lincoln Center.
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What are the operating hours?
Durning the academic semesters, service generally runs from 6:30 AM until Midnight. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, service runs until 4 AM. Click here for more information about schedules.

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Will there be transporation nights and weekends?

Yes. We run on the weekends and provide nightly service. Please click here for more information about schedules. Additionally, the Office of Security & Safety utilizes Ram Vans in running a shuttle throughout the Belmont community. For more details, please click here.

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Are the vans on a time schedule?

Yes. Vans traveling between Rose Hill and Lincoln Center leave every half an hour on the half hour starting at 6:30 or 7 AM, depending on the day, and run through midnight or 4 AM, depending on the day.  Click here for the schedule.  There is no regular service to
Westchester.  See Special Trip Requests for more information on requesting a trip to Westchester.

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What is the reliability of the van schedule?
Our vans depart on time 98.4% of the time.

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Does the Ram Van ever cancel service?
The Ram Van makes every effort to stay open. We unfortunately are forced to close from time to time due to incliment weather. However, even major disasters will not stop the Ram Van. We pride ourselves on the reliability of service we have to offer. We ran on 9/11, the blackout in August 2003, the wall collapse on the West Side Highway in Spring of 2005, and the Transit Strike in December of 2005. We are here to transport you!

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Can the vans accomodate people who are carrying heavy/large loads?
Unfortunately, the Ram Van cannot accomodate every unique situation. While we will do our best to help you, we cannot guarantee transportof your heavy/large loads.
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Will the van run during University holidays?
Depending on the holiday, the Ram Van will be open. Please check our Holiday and Break schedules for more information regarding specific dates.

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Will the vans run in severe weather?
While we make every effort to ensure our vans run in any weather, the Ram Van might have to cancel service from time to time. We will post any weather related cancelations and closing on our website.

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Are the vans sanitary?
The vans are cleaned twice a day. Drivers also inspect the vans after every trip.

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Are the vans air conditioned and heated?
All vans come equipped with AC and heaters.

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How safe are the drivers?
Our drivers go through a rigorous training course which emphasizes safe, reliable driving. We have one accident for every 33,000 miles driven. We traveled 574,822 miles in 2012.

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What kind of vans will be used for transporation?
We operate Cheverolet Express vans. We take every precaution in ensuring our vans are safe and properly maintained.

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Will the vans run for events on campus (plays, dances, etc.)?
Yes. If you have a big event scheduled that you believe will overwhelm our regular service, please notify us at ramvan@fordham.edu. We will make every effort to accomodate your needs.

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Can the vans be charted to transport groups?
Yes. Please email us at ramvan@fordham.edu with a description of your outing.

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