Ownership of University Vehicles

Transportation Services is responsible for the procurement, licensing, titling, ownership, and assignment of all vehicles owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In order to control vehicle usage, safety, and keep the overall cost of University passenger vehicles low and equitable for all University departments the ownership of all passenger vehicles is restricted to the University of Nebraska-Transportation Services department. Passenger vehicles are defined as sub-compact sedans, compact sedans, intermediate sedans, full size sedans, station wagons, minivans, mid-size vans, full-sized vans, sport utility vehicles of all sizes, and passenger buses. Transportation Services may authorize departmental ownership of "specialty" passenger vehicles when the acquisition cost and/or usage of the vehicle(s) could result in higher than normal cost of operation and subsequent overall higher rental cost for University departments. Examples of these types of vehicles are: Police patrol vehicles, large passenger buses, and some full-size 4x4 sport utility vehicles. Transportation Services management may authorize departmental ownership of passenger vehicles when the usage requires alteration or intentional damage to the vehicle and the vehicle will not be used for faculty or staff travel. Pickups, trucks and utility vans are vehicles that are not considered passenger vehicles that departments are allowed to own.