New shuttle service begins from Sandy Creek to Burke VRE

Posters around the Fairfax campus announce a new shuttle route from the Sandy Creek on-campus stop to the Burke VRE train stop on Sept. 23. According to Parking Services Coordinator Ann Moran, the service was added in response to requests for a new shuttle from staff and student commuters-- some of whom travel as far as Fredericksburg. The annual Parking and Transportation survey, first opened in May 2013, enforced these requests. Josh Cantor, director of Parking and Transportation, communicated with the VRE staff and received permission to add a Mason shuttle stop to the Burke train stop.

Metro to Mason shuttle catches fire, no injuries

No injuries were reported this morning after a Metro to Mason shuttle carrying approximately 14 passengers caught fire, according to Mason’s parking and transportation director.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. the driver of the Reston Limousine shuttle bus sensed there was a problem after he heard a pop from the engine. The driver then pulled off the road and into the Sunrise Senior Assisted Living home parking lot.

Then smoke began coming from the hood of the vehicle and the driver evacuated the passengers and called 911.