November 2021

Updates from Parking & Transportation


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 staff, faculty, and students. To register, visit   

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you. 


Faculty/Staff Bike Commuter Choice Program 

Like to bike? Live within biking distance of the Mason location where you work? Thinking that maybe it’s time you changed up your commute to include a few days of biking per month? Consider the Faculty/Staff Bike Commuter Choice program and find joy in commuting to campus on two wheels!   

  • Four tiers of financial support tied to the number of rides per quarter – join the program for as few as 5 rides per quarter 
  • Earn complimentary parking passes 
  • Ride more than 10 miles each way to work – earn a distance bonus! 
  • Ride at Tier 2 or Tier 3 all year – receive funds for a complimentary bike check 
  • Can be used in conjunction with Commuter Choice 

Conditions apply – the big one is that the program, unlike Commuter Choice, is taxable per the IRS. But don’t let that stop you; check out more details here.   


Mason Shuttles 2021 Thanksgiving Service Changes 

The Thanksgiving holiday will bring changes to the Mason Shuttle schedules. Details are posted on the Mason Shuttles website or directly here.


Route Planning: Biking to Mason 

Live within biking distance of Mason? Planning a commute for this autumn or maybe next spring? We have volunteers who can assist you in finding a biking route that is comfortable for you. Visit here for details and regions covered.

Sustain and Save Program 

Have you heard of the new regional incentive program, Sustain & Save, that faculty and staff at the Arlington Campus can enroll in? Sustain & Save is a program run by Commute66 to assist in reducing traffic along I-66 and improving the daily commute. 

Did you know that enrolled participants will get $100 each month you participate in a sustainable commute mode? With this extra cash each month, you may wonder what a good use for it could be. Commute66 wrote a blog post on what you can use your monthly incentive for. Some ideas include good walking shoes, a new helmet, a new bike, digital streaming services, or new headphones.   

To join Sustain & Save, you must be a full-time faculty or staff member at the Arlington Campus, currently drive along I-66 and pay tolls, and be willing to switch to an eligible commute mode (public transit, carpool, vanpool, walking, or biking). If you would like to reach out to the Commute66 team managing Sustain & Save to start your application, email them at: 

Read more here: 

Sustain & Save Program for Arlington Campus Faculty and Staff 

How to Spend your Sustain & Save $100 Incentive