Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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STARS v1.0

George Mason University
Tier2-4: Mass Transit

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:

A brief description of the program:

George Mason University (Mason) has a robust commuting program where:
--Mason Shuttles operates several different shuttles providing free service to Mason students and employees.
--Students, faculty, and staff ride free on Fairfax City buses with a valid ID.
--Full time employees commuting to work on public transportation can request up to $230 per month from the State of Virginia to cover commuting costs.

In 2010, Mason employees and students made 330,000 trips by Fairfax City's Cue Bus and 600,000 trips by Mason shuttles. This makes a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions and these modes of transportation are more sustainable then driving alone.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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