As we move forward through COVID-19

COVID-19 is a temporary situation and we will get through it ... Together!

For COVID-19 changes within Parking and Transportation, please link to the topic of interest below.

Parking and Shuttles


Please note:

  1. Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are no annual parking permits available during the academic year 2020-2021.
  2. No West Campus permits will be sold for Fall 2020; no West Campus shuttle running.

Mason Shuttles

New: dividers between seats to assist with social distancing.








  • The following routes will not be running during Fall 2020 to allow us to reallocate resources to respond to COVID-19:
    • Arlington Pilot Shuttle
    • Global to Metro
    • Gunston George
    • West Campus Shuttle (no West Campus permits are being sold for fall)

Update #1: Additional service reductions on Mason Shuttles went into effect in October.  The last day of regular fall service on all routes -- Burke VRE, Fairfax/SciTech, Gunston Mason, and Sandy Creek to Metro -- was Friday, October 2.

  • Service on the Burke VRE and Sandy Creek to Metro routes ended on Friday, October 2 until further notice. To travel to Vienna Metro, please use the CUE bus which remains on its regular schedule with departures from Rappahannock River Lane. For scheduling information, please visit

Update #2: Revised fall service on the Fairfax/SciTech and Gunston Mason routes runs through Tuesday, November 24. Since Mason is moving to a virtual class environment after Thanksgiving, there will be no Mason Shuttles service after Tuesday, November 24 until the spring semester begins on Monday, January 25.

For current information for each route, please visit

  • Please note:
    • All passengers and drivers on Mason Shuttles will wear a face covering or have a University exemption. No exceptions.
    • Seating has been reduced to 50 percent. This means a shuttle that would normally hold 32 people will now be full at 15-16 people (depending on configuration).  This is for your safety.
    • Allow significant extra time to get to your destination.
    • Keep a minimum of 6’ between passengers when waiting for shuttles.
    • Wear clothing for the weather, carry an umbrella.

Vehicles – Owned or Shared  – Bikes, Cars, Scooters, Skateboards (or anything else)

  • Be prepared to sanitize your vehicle whether you own it or share it
    • Anything left sitting out can become contaminated
    • Wipe down door handles, steering wheel, handlebars, seats, lock – anything you touch
  • Take your trash with you or dispose of properly; please do not litter.


  • Be mindful of social distancing at bike racks when parking/retrieving your bike.


Motor Pool

Patriot Lift

  • MASKS or face covering required for duration of the ride.  Mask or face covering should cover mouth and nose.
    • Mask/face covering requirement does not apply to persons with health/medical conditions that prohibit wearing a mask/face covering. Exception must be approved from the offices listed above and noted in the “Special Instructions/Needs”.
  • Passengers are required to wear a seat belt and sit in the back of the golf cart per COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
  • Multiple passengers must sit one per row on alternative sides of the golf cart.
  • Patriot Lift for visitors to Mason has been suspended until further notice

Scooters (Pilot)

  • Be mindful of social distancing when parking/retrieving a scooter.
  • Follow CDC and scooter vendor guidance on their use.
  • For more information on the scooter pilot underway through 12/31/2020, please visit Shared Mobility


  • You will know (or get to know) who you are riding with; hold each other accountable for safe practices and cleaning the vehicle

Community Resources



Community Connections (Employees)