December 2021

Updates from Parking & Transportation


Ridesharing Campaign Evaluation Survey
With holiday shopping in full swing, a $100 Visa gift card could come in handy. Any of Mason’s faculty or staff that completes this survey will be placed in a raffle to win a $100 visa gift card while helping Mason Transportation Services and Vanpool Connect evaluate the recent ridesharing communication campaign.

The results of this survey will be used to develop new services that will improve transportation communication and services for Mason’s faculty and staff. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Please take the survey here.

Mason Shuttles and Winter Break
Winter Break brings some major changes to the Mason Shuttle schedules.  Find more details here.

Commuter Choice Benefit Increasing in 2022
Beginning in January 2022, the maximum Commonwealth Commuter Choice benefit at Mason will increase by $10 to $280 per month. Currently, an Executive Order gives full-time state employees in Northern Virginia up to $270 per month to commute by public transit or vanpool. This is a tax-free benefit paid by the University. To take advantage of this increase beginning with the January benefit, be sure to submit your “Commuter Choice Monthly Benefit Request” by Friday, December 10. If you are new to the program, please also submit an Enrollment Form. More information and the forms available here.

Vanpool Survey: Woodbridge to the Fairfax Campus
Are you a full-time faculty/staff member who lives in the Woodbridge area and works on the Fairfax Campus?  Would you like to have your commute costs reimbursed up to $270/month tax-free, not have to do all the driving, park free at Mason, and reduce carbon emissions?  If so, consider vanpooling.  Parking and Transportation is continuing its vanpool outreach and has developed a short vanpool match survey for a possible Woodbridge to Fairfax vanpool.


Parking and Transportation 2021 Holiday Donation Drive
Would you like to help someone in need?  For the 14th year, Parking Services is hosting a holiday donation drive.  Through Wednesday, December 15, make an in-person donation at any Parking Services office to benefit Patriot Pantry and reduce the cost of an outstanding parking citation by $15, $20, or $30. For important details, including the donation/credit framework, visit here.