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Commuter Choice


Full-time eligible employees will be able to receive up to $260 per month for public transportation and vanpooling. This is a tax-free fringe benefit paid for by Mason.

Submit your Commonwealth Commuter Choice Request for Monthly Benefit form by the 10th of each month to receive your benefit for the next month.

If the 10th falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, please submit your request by the preceding Thursday.

Thank you for using public transportation. We appreciate your commitment to using green modes of transportation and to reducing the impact on Mason's parking infrastructure.

If you have any questions about your fringe transit benefit, please feel free to contact Parking and Transportation at or 703-993-2828.

Daily Complimentary Permits All Commuter Choice participants that do not own a parking permit already are eligible to receive two daily parking passes per month.

The Daily Complimentary Permits (of which participants may request two per month) are only valid for the month indicated in the "Valid Month" box on the permit and the permits do not roll over. To get the maximum benefit from the Daily Complimentary Permits, we advise that you request the permits early in any given month in which you will be using them. Any vehicle with a permit used in a month other than the one indicated in the "Valid Month" box will receive a citation. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

To request the two Daily Complimentary Permits, please email with the subject line "Requesting Daily Complimentary Permits."

If you have any questions, please send us an email or call 703.993.2828.

In order to participate in the Commonwealth Commuter Choice Program, you must first submit the application to the program. You must average two days a week using alternative methods (other than driving alone) to be eligible for two complimentary daily general lot parking permits per month (if you do not own a permit).

If you have a parking permit, you will be issued two all-day garage validations per month instead. You also have the option of buying an additional half-priced pack of 5 daily passes per semester for $20 or half-priced pack of deck validations for $35.

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program 
The GRH program is designed for employees who rideshare (carpool/vanpool), use mass transit (bus, train), bicycle, or walk to work at least two times a week. It is absolutely free to sign-up for and free to use.  Once you register you can use the GRH service up to four times a year. Your year will begin once you register for the program.  If a qualifying emergency arises (such as sudden illness of a family member, school closing, etc.) on a day that you use an alternative commute mode to get to work, call Commuter Connections @ 1-800-745-RIDE and select option #2.  Commuter Connections will arrange transportation for you (e.g. taxi, car rental, transit). IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THE GRH PROGRAM PRIOR TO USING THIS SERVICE! To learn more about GRH or to register, please click here.