February 2021

Updates from Parking & Transportation

Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

Reminder: No DMV2Go Scheduled at the Fairfax Campus 

A reminder that due to COVID-19, there are no scheduled visits by DMV2Go at the Fairfax Campus for 2021.  

Faculty/Staff Parking Options  

Check out information on daily, short-term, and semester parking permit options for faculty/staff.  If you have questions, please call 3-2710 or email 

Mason Shuttle On-Demand: New Pilot Program  

Mason Shuttles is offering an on-demand shuttle service on and around the Fairfax campus.  This is a shared-ride service with designated pick-up and drop-off locations on the Fairfax campus and at nearby locations off campus. Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 5-11 p.m.  Parking and Transportation hopes you will try it out.  For more details, please visit, Mason Shuttles On-Demand.   Questions or comments?  Please email  

Reminder: Guaranteed Ride Home  

If you bike, carpool, vanpool, use mass transit (e.g. bus, Metro) or walk to work at least two times per week, Parking & Transportation wants you to know that you always have a ride backup with Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH).  Sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), it’s free to sign up and free to use.  Once you register, you can use GRH up to four times per year.  If a qualifying emergency arises, call Commuter Connections and they will arrange transportation for you (e.g. taxi, car rental, transit).  It’s a good idea to sign up before you need it.  Conditions apply; for details and to register, visit the Employee Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program.

Mason Shuttles Update  

A reminder that a valid Mason ID is required to ride Mason Shuttles.  Due to COVID-19, guests are not permitted to ride on Mason Shuttles until further notice. All other COVID-19 procedures remain in place for the spring (e.g. face coverings, reduced vehicle capacity, seating from the back of the vehicle to reduce passing each other, and social distancing (on board and while waiting). 

For Spring 2021, only the Fairfax/SciTech and Gunston Mason routes are running, Monday through Friday (no weekends).  The Fairfax/SciTech route has departures every 75 minutes. Mason Shuttles in conjunction with Reston Limousine is piloting a compressed natural gas (CNG) transit bus on Gunston Mason routes for Spring 2021. 

The CUE bus is maintaining its regular schedule with departures from Rappahannock River Lane.  All CUE bus routes end at Vienna Metro; the quickest routes between Mason and Vienna Metro on CUE are Gold 1 (from Metro) and Gold 2 (from Mason). 

Questions?  Please reach out to us at 3-2828 or via email at