Arlington Campus Praised for Service to Commuters

Posted: August 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

The Arlington Campus has been recognized by the Arlington County Board and Arlington Transportation Partners as a Commuter Benefits Plan Gold Member. The campus recently received acknowledgment for administrators’ commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington County by providing comprehensive commuter benefits to campus employees.

The primary benefit recognized with the award is George Mason’s participation in the Metrochek program, says Upen Malani, director of campus operations for the Arlington Campus. Campus administrators promote commuting by Metro, and a bulletin board is posted to encourage ride sharing, says Malani.

All full-time employees of the university are eligible for Commonwealth Commuter Choice, a state program that provides up to $65 per month, tax free, to cover employees’ eligible transportation expenses, including Metro fares. Currently 69 George Mason employees are enrolled in the program. For more information, visit the web site or contact the Payroll Office at x32630.

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