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4Ride & Colonial Express Shuttle Service
The 4 Ride Security Escort Service provides GW community members with the option of a safe ride to and from locations on and around the Foggy Bottom Campus. The service operates everyday from 7:00pm to 5:30am.
There are two ways that individuals can request a ride. The most efficient way is by using a laptop or a smartphone to request a ride through the MyGW portal. This can be done by going to my.gwu.edu and selecting 4Ride from the left column of the quick links.
The online portal allows individuals to schedule one ride at a time, up to two hours in advance of when you need it. In addition, when a van is assigned to your request, the online system will show you where the van is located in relation to your location on a map, and the system will send you a text message when a van is close.
The second way that individuals can request a ride is by calling (202) 994-7433 (RIDE).
4Ride is designed to be used as a security escort for students who feel unsafe and need a ride immediately or for students who need to get to a location on campus at night, but would otherwise have to go there alone. Please keep this in mind when using the service.
4Ride also operates the Colonial Express Shuttle Service everyday from 7:00pm to 5:30am. The shuttles serve two purposes. First, they transport students from the center of campus to residence halls that are on the edge of campus (Hall on Virgina Ave, Thurston, and the Aston). Second, they reduce the load placed on the 4Ride system by stopping in areas that receive a high number of requests (Gelman, Marvin Center, Health and Wellness, and Thurston). GWPD publishes a map of the Colonial Express Shuttle routes. Vans serving as shuttles are easily identifiable by the flashing yellow lights on the roof. Questions about the shuttle can be answered by calling the 4Ride dispatcher (202-994-7443) during hours of operation (7am-5:30pm).