So, he's looking into alternative transportation, but he's also authorized me to offer a sum of money to anyone who wants to do a round trip run to Elmira Thursday afternoon-evening. This would entail getting to Elmira sometime after 1600 (class officially ends at 1630, but it usually wraps up early) and returning to Albany sometime before 1200 on Friday (ie. timing is pretty flexible- it's a couple of hours driving).
The financial compensation is "mileage plus a 'tip'"- @$0.35/mile, about 200 miles each way, + $50 on top, we're getting into the range of about $190-$200. So, anybody who wants to make $200 in exchange for playing taxi-cab next Thursday, let me know. I'll throw down my own cash to fill your tank in addition to the money my company gives you.