Idaho State University new toy is going to help get around the campus easier.
John Hoyberjg and Valerie Hoyberjg donated a John Deere four-wheel-driver utility vehicle to the university. It will mainly be used for campus tours.
Since tours were mainly walking ones, the vehicle will help make them more handicap accessible in the future. A car was used for tours requiring extra mobility, but it meant the tour would have been restricted to the roads.
ISU staff said there has been a need for something like this for some time, but there was no room in the budget for it.
“There are a lot of things to see all over campus,” said Pauline Thiros, associate vice president of development. “We really need to be able to go across the quad or up the different paths and areas.”
When it won’t be used for tours, the four-wheeler will be used to help with grounds work on campus.