TAPS Mobility Assistance Shuttle

The Mobility Assistance Shuttle provides transportation to eligible UC Davis students, staff and faculty members with documented disabilities. The shuttle provides on-campus rides to specified locations (view map pdf below) for academic or work-related purposes only.  Rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Due to high ridership during peak hours, not all requests can be accommodated.

Wheelchair accessible service is offered at no charge through the UC Davis Police Department’s SafeRides Program.  Please contact the SafeRides program at 754-2677 to schedule a ride.

ELIGIBILITY

Students:

Current UC Davis students must provide medical documentation of their disability to the Student Disability Center (SDC) for review and authorization.  The SDC is located at 54 Cowell Building.  You may contact them by phone at 530-752-3184 or email sdc@ucdavis.eduOnce eligibility has been confirmed, and Transportation Services (TAPS) has been notified, students may schedule rides for the term authorized. Rides will be provided for up to one week until eligibility has been confirmed.  The shuttle service is provided at no cost to student riders, however failure to cancel a scheduled ride (no-show) may result in a fee or loss of ridership status. Call 752-1084 to cancel a ride.

Staff/Faculty:

Current UC Davis faculty/staff must provide medical documentation of their disability to the campus Disability Management Services (DMS) office for review and authorization.  For additional information,  contact Fredna Karneges at 530-752-6008, or by email at fjkarneges@ucdavis.edu.  Once eligibility has been confirmed, and Transportation Services (TAPS) has been notified, staff/faculty members may schedule rides for the term authorized.  Below are the fees for service, which must be paid in advance by riders.  Departments may submit written authorization for recharge purposes.  Refunds will not be processed unless rides are cancelled at least 24 business hours in advance, and any refunds processed will be charged a $15 administrative/processing fee. 

Customer Category

Per Day

Per Week

Per Month

Staff/Faculty

$10

$30/week

$108/month
($27/week)

 

MOBILITY ASSISTANCE SHUTTLE HOURS OF OPERATION

Shuttle service is provided Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:30pm.  Service is not offered on weekends or University holidays.   There are breaks in service in between Summer Session II and the start of Fall quarter, during holiday breaks and after finals week in the summer.  We do our best to accommodate as many users as possible, and will offer alternate ride times if your requested time is unavailable.  

SCHEDULE OR CANCEL A RIDE

Contact the Mobility Assistance Shuttle to schedule or cancel a ride by calling 530-752-1084 during regular business hours.  Any questions about services may be emailed to tapsmas@ucdavis.edu.   When scheduling a ride, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Full name, email address, phone number and ID number
  • Dates/times of all pickups for authorized term of accommodation  
  • Location of pickup and drop-off, based on scheduled stops shown on map (view map pdf below)
  • Number of weeks of service you are requesting (may not exceed date authorized by physician’s statement)
  • Faculty/staff: Payment must be made in advance of scheduling rides.  Once authorized by DMS, you may visit the TAPS office during regular business hours to process your payment.  If payment is being processed by departmental recharge, you may schedule rides as soon as TAPS receives written authorization.