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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 15, 2024

GW partners with Reston Limousine, orders new fleet of Vex shuttles

GW began a partnership with Reston Limousine this semester to shuttle students to the Mount Vernon Campus.
Chuckie Copeland | Staff Photographer
University spokesperson Julia Metjian said nine shuttles that carry between 24 and 28 passengers currently operate at peak commute times.

GW began a new partnership with a local rental transportation provider to supply new shuttles to the Mount Vernon Campus this semester.

University spokesperson Julia Metjian said Reston Limousine received the University’s shuttle contract over the summer, sunsetting the former vendor’s old shuttles. Metjian said Reston Limousine ordered 30-passenger, propane-fueled shuttles “to reduce emissions and engine noise.”

“We anticipate these will be in service within the next year,” Metjian said in an email.

Metjian declined to say why the University partnered with Reston Limousine to provide shuttles.

She said Mount Vernon Express shuttles depart from both campuses at peak times — between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. — every five minutes, as they did last semester. She added that nine shuttles that carry between 24 and 28 passengers operate at peak times. Metjian said officials are aware of reports of long wait times and will continue to look for ways to improve.

“Unfortunately, D.C. traffic is variable each day and by the hour, but alternate routes are sometimes used if necessary,” Metjian said.

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Erika Filter, News Editor
Erika Filter is a senior majoring in international affairs from Carson City, Nevada. She leads the Metro beat as one of The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editors and previously served as the assistant news editor for the Student Government beat.
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