Commonwealth Commuter Choice Offered to State Employees

Posted: October 16, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In response to the increased difficulty of commuting in Northern Virginia, Gov. Jim Gilmore signed an executive order earlier this semester that gives full-time classified staff and faculty at George Mason a more economical way to get to work. The program, Commonwealth Commuter Choice, authorizes the use of Metrocheks for full-time state employees who commute to work.

Metrocheks can be used as a Metro fare card or exchanged for Metrobus fares, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) fares, or vouchers for vanpools. The maximum benefit is $65 per month and covers transportation not only via Metrobus, VRE, and Metro, but also qualified privately or publicly owned vanpools. Parking costs are not covered.

To receive Metrocheks for November, an enrollment form must be received in Payroll no later than Oct. 18. Enrollment forms received subsequent to that date will be processed for the first Metrocheks in December. November Metrocheks will be sent the last week of October to the mailing address provided on the enrollment form.

To apply, visit the Human Resources web site. Print the form, complete it, and forward it to Payroll at MS 2B5. Forms may also be obtained by contacting Payroll at x32630.

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