October 2021

Updates from Parking and Transportation

Department of Police & Public Safety Love Clicks campaign. photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services

Bicycle Commuting 101: Online via Zoom

Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being.  Join Delia Johnson from the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor for Bicycle Commuting 101. During this session at noon on Tuesday, November 16 via Zoom, Delia will share information to help you feel more confident about getting to campus on two wheels.  

This session is open to faculty, staff and students. To register, visit . Zoom meeting details will be sent to you.

Mason Partners for Safety: Ride with Mason Police

Mason Police have teamed up with Parking and Transportation to put safety at the forefront. Join them on Thursday, October 28 from noon to 2 p.m. for two opportunities. From noon-1:30, stop by the table fair on the Merten Lawn. While safety is the focus, there will be Mason and community organizations in attendance to share information and resources. At 1:30, bring your bike, scooter, or skateboard to the Merten Hall parking lot where Mason Police will lead a ride around Patriot Circle demonstrating how to ride safely. To register to attend, visit   

Sustain & Save Program for Arlington Campus Faculty and Staff

Are you a faculty/staff member who commutes on I-66 to the Arlington Campus during tolling hours? Mason has partnered with Commute66 to help faculty and staff who currently pay tolls on I-66 take advantage of Sustain & Save. This program provides $100 per month to employees who switch their commute from driving and parking at the Arlington Campus to using transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or another sustainable option. Conditions apply; please review the details at

Recruiting Vanpool Riders from Fairfax to the Arlington Campus

Are you a full-time faculty/staff member who lives in the Fairfax area and works on the Arlington 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 Fairfax to Arlington vanpool at