4Ride & Colonial Express Shuttle Service

4Ride Security Escort Service

The 4Ride 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 every day from 7:00pm to 5:30am.

There are two ways that individuals can request a ride. The most efficient way is through the MyGW Portal. Just go to my.gwu.edu and select 4Ride from the “Quick Links.”  

The MyGW Portal allows you 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 you can request a ride is by calling (202) 994-RIDE (7433).

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.

If you require special accommodations for a wheelchair or other accessibility accommodations, please do not submit your request through the online form.  Please contact the 4Ride dispatcher at (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 7pm and 5:30am so that we may ensure your needs are met effectively.

Colonial Express Shuttle Service

4Ride also operates the Colonial Express Shuttle Service every day from 7:00pm to 2:45am. These 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 Virginia 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). Vans serving as shuttles are easily identifiable by the GW University logo and signs on the vehicles.

If you have any questions about either of these two services, please call 4Ride @ (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 7pm and 5:30am.