Student Accessibility Transportation Services
Scheduling Permanent Rides
All approved SATS passengers should fill out an SATS Schedule Form (clicking here will take you to the PDF version), which you can also fill out online (html version of form that is emailed to us). This form is also available on paper upon request. The passenger is requested to fill out the form and return it to the SDTS office (mail, e-mail or fax). The rides are then scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. To best accommodate our passenger's needs, it is strongly recommended that they schedule permanent academic rides. Permanent academic rides have priority. If a passenger needs to make changes to a permanent ride, please call 330-672-7433 during normal business hours and ask to speak with the Assistant Operations Manager or Scheduling Coordinator.
Extra Ride Request
An extra ride is defined as any additional rides a passenger schedules that is not part of their permanent schedule.
Extra rides can only be scheduled the same day as the request.
If the passenger does not need a particular ride, please call to cancel. If the SATS office does not receive cancellation notification, the passenger can be assessed a "no-show."
• Call before the scheduled pickup time. If possible, please call 1/2 hour before the pickup.
• A "no-show" is assessed when a passenger fails to show-up for a ride or fails to call in and cancel the ride.
Student Accessibility Transportation Services (SATS) is a student operated service, and a component of PARTA/Campus Bus Service. Our primary concern is transporting students with disabilities safely and on time. SATS drivers and attendants will make sure passengers get between the dorms and classrooms. Weekday and Saturday service during the Fall and Spring semesters is provided to meet our passenger's academic needs.
As a SATS passenger, please be familiar with the policies in this Guide.
All riders (temporary and permanent) of SATS must be approved to ride through the Kent State University Student Disability Services (SDS) office. Their number is
Priority is given to those that scheduled academic rides.
Passenger stops can only be made at the designated SATS stops. A passenger must get permission from SATS for a different pickup spot. Please refer to this map for exact locations.
SATS recommends that passengers avoid scheduling back-to-back classes. A back-to-back class makes it very difficult to provide timely service.
The SATS phone number is:
Seat Belt Policy
Passengers are required to wear a seat belt for safety reasons, and have their wheelchair anchored to the van during transport.
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