Commuter Benefits

Traveling from VSTC to Foggy Bottom Campus

In order to accommodate those who may occasionally need to travel between campuses, we encourage use of the Loudoun County Commuter Bus or the Innovation Center Metro Shuttle.

The Innovation Center Metro Shuttle is $1 for GWorld card holders (must be presented when boarding), and stops at multiple locations on the Ashburn campus and travels to and from the Innovation Center Metro Station.

For more information on GW's Commuting and Transportation benefits, please visit the Transportation and Logistics Services website.

Metro Transportation

Full-time, part-time, student and temporary GW employees who are otherwise not eligible for benefits are eligible to participate in pre-tax commuter benefits including Metro Transit, Metro Parking and Select Pass.

  • SmartBenefits can be used for Metro transportation and parking or transferred to non-Metro providers.

Off-campus Parking

When Your Commuter Parking Benefit Program Ends:

Participation in the Commuter Parking Benefit Program ends on the last day of the month you either end your employment at GW or lose benefits eligibility. You must submit your eligible parking expense claims by December 31 of the year following your coverage end date (the runout date); expenses incurred since January 1 of the previous year through your coverage end date will be eligible for reimbursement. If you still have funds in your parking account after the runout date, they will be forfeited.

For example, if you are no longer benefit eligible effective February 1, 2023:

  • Your participation in the program ends on February 28, 2023.
  • Expenses incurred since January 1, 2022 are eligible for reimbursement.
  • You have until December 31, 2024 to submit expenses for reimbursement.