Diesel Equipment

Biodiesel Truck

Since 2000, the College has systematically upgraded and converted all of its heavy trucks, grounds equipment and delivery trucks to fuel-efficient diesel vehicles.

Transportation Services for the Campus Community

7-Passenger Van

Pool Vehicles: College Vans and Cars

Amherst College faculty, staff and students may reserve college vehicles, such as a 7-person van or a hybrid car.

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Amherst College Vehicle Safety Policy


November 2015

In accordance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles and the Amherst College Environmental Health & Safety Policy, the following guidelines have been established to reduce the risk of incident and injury when it comes to the operation and use of a motor vehicles by employees and students working for the Amherst College.

Amherst College Pool Vehicle Policy


Purpose of Pool Vehicles

Due to the limited number of pool vehicles, Amherst College is unable to provide vehicles at every request. Pool vehicles are available for the exclusive use of academic and administrative departments in order to facilitate essential College business. Requests for vehicles to be used by student organizations and activities will be accommodated as detailed below.

Public Transportation

Amherst College is approximately two hours from downtown Boston, two and a half hours from Logan Airport and three hours north of New York City. A number of companies provide transportation to and from the campus.

Articles from the Newsletter of Greenwich Safe Cycling

Submitted by H. Franklin Bloomer
The following are articles I wrote for the Winter 2007 issue of the newsletter of Greenwich Safe Cycling: Who We Are