Photo identification now required for all Vex, VSTC shuttle riders

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Officials said students will feel safer if everyone who rides shuttles has to present photo identification.

Students now have to present their GWorld or another form of photo identification to campus shuttle drivers before boarding the buses, an email sent to students Wednesday states.

Non-students riding the Vern Express or Virginia Science and Technology Campus shuttle with students will also have to present a photo ID before boarding, according to the email. University spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said officials implemented the policy Oct. 25 after hearing that students would feel more comfortable riding campus transportation if passengers presented IDs before boarding.

“The safety and care of all students, faculty, and staff are central to our campus community,” Nosal said in an email.

She said riders who feel unsafe on a campus shuttle should notify the driver, the on-site supervisor or the GW Police Department. Nosal declined to comment on how long the policy will be in place and if specific incidents prompted the policy change.

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