VSTC Express reopens with limited capacity

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Students, faculty and staff with "assignments" on the Foggy Bottom Campus and at VSTC can ride the express, a shuttle that can carry 27 passengers to and from the University's campus in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 10:36 a.m.

The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Express Shuttle will reopen with limited capacity Monday after officials announced they would discontinue the service earlier this summer.

In an email to the University community Friday, officials said students, faculty and staff with “assignments” or “responsibilities” on the Foggy Bottom Campus and at VSTC can ride the express, a shuttle that can carry 27 passengers to and from the University’s campus in Loudoun County, Virginia. The email states the shuttle will not be available to GW community members who work at Foggy Bottom and live in Ashburn and Loudoun County.

Officials encouraged those community members to ride the Loudoun County Commuter bus or the Route 72 Wiehle Express, which is free for GWorld card holders.

In a June email announcing the return of the Mount Vernon Express this fall, officials said they would shut down service on the VSTC shuttle.

The VSTC Express, which also has Internet connection on board, will stop at Funger Hall, Enterprise Hall, Research Place, Innovation Hall and Exploration Hall with three trips per day at 7:00 a.m., noon and 4:40 p.m.

The email states passengers must show their GWorld card to board the VSTC Express. Visiting researchers at GW will be required to have a shuttle pass to use the express, officials said.

This post has been updated to correct the following:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that the Loudoun County Commuter bus is free for GWorld card holders. GWorld only provides free access to the Route 72 Wiehle Express. We regret this error.

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