GW Briefs

Mount Vernon shuttle renamed “Vern Express”

The Foggy Bottom-Mount Vernon shuttle was renamed The Vern Express this fall and will feature an additional stop and more buses during its busiest times.

Matthew Tisdale, GW marketing coordinator for events and special services for Mount Vernon Campus Life, said the changes to the shuttle are minimal: students can now board the shuttle at 22nd and G streets in addition to its stop outside of Fulbright Hall, and three more buses will be added from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Otherwise, it has just been re-branded as the Vern Express,” he said.

Other highlights of the new service include continuous departures every 5 to 10 minutes from both campuses from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight on weekends and holidays. Late-night departures will run every 30 minutes.

Tisdale said that the changes were not due to any specific reason or problems with the former shuttle service.

“We did it just to try something new,” he said. “Changing the identity of the shuttle could help it as a service.”

The Vern Express also offered increased departure services the past weekend to facilitate move-in. Late night departures will also be increased to every 15 minutes this Thursday to accommodate Welcome Week’s club G22 at the Smith Center.

-Katie Rooney

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