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Transportation

We encourage you to use transportation options that limit contact with those outside your household.

These include:

  • Walking.
  • Biking.
  • Ride-share with a regular group.
  • Limited-seating shuttles.

Mason’s Parking and Transportation Services can provide information about these and other options.

The CDC’s Protect Yourself When Using Transportation site offers additional guidance for staying safe when using various forms of transportation.

Students line up for Mason shuttle

When you're waiting on the Mason Shuttle, be sure to maintain a safe physical distance while standing in line.

Mason Shuttle

Mason Shuttle service is reduced to one route, between the Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses, on a very limited schedule through Friday, August 14. Fall shuttle service begins on Monday, August 17, with  four routes on regular service.

If you ride on a Mason Shuttle, you must wear a face covering. At shuttle stops, maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

Seating is reduced to 50 percent of maximum capacity, with one rider at each window seat and maintaining 6-foot separation between riders. The shuttle driver will disinfect high touchpoints several times per shift, and shuttles will be deep cleaned, including an electrostatic disinfection, daily.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after exiting the shuttle.

If we find that a rider has tested positive for COVID-19, we’ll initiate contact tracing, and the shuttle will be pulled from service for a deep cleaning before being used again.

Scooters

We’re not currently using E-scooters, but they’ll return to the Fairfax Campus in mid-August. Vendors will follow cleaning procedures and will post instructions for safe use.

State Vehicles

If you use a state car, van, or golf cart, you must follow specific guidelines.

  • A vehicle with one row of seating used for a trip of less than 10 minutes can have two occupants (driver and passenger) with the windows of the vehicle open during the drive. Occupants must wear masks.
  • A vehicle with one row of seats used for a drive longer than 10 minutes can have one occupant (driver).
  • A vehicle with multiple rows of seats can have one rider per row on alternate sides of the vehicle, with the windows open during the trip. Occupants must wear masks.
  • Vehicular travel for research is limited to the driver only.
  • Disinfection of high touch surfaces (steering wheel, gearshift, door frames/handles, windows, radio/temperature dials, and seatbelt buckles) will be performed pre-and post-trip. Keys will be wiped down when they are turned in.
  • Drivers of state vehicles and golf carts found in noncompliance will be prohibited from using vehicles.
  • In the event that a person sick with COVID-19 had been identified as the operator of a state vehicle or golf cart, it will be taken out of service and disinfected per CDC guidelines.