The City of Fairfax City-University Energysaver (CUE) bus system provides regularly scheduled, low-cost transportation services to George Mason University (Mason), to shopping centers and other locations within the City of Fairfax, as well as the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station (2900 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031). All CUE buses are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

CUE Bus Fare

The CUE Bus Fare is $1.75 cash OR SmarTrip® card. Reduced rates are also available as described below. For more information, visit our Rider Information page.
  • Mason students, staff and faculty with a valid Mason ID - Free
  • Children three years of age and under accompanied by an adult - Free
  • City of Fairfax elementary, intermediate and high school students, senior citizens (age 60 and older), and persons with disabilities with a valid CUE Bus ID - 85¢

*Please Note: Exact change is required. Buses accept dollar bills, but do not make change; drivers do not carry change. Riders using a SmarTrip® card to pay for their fare will NOT receive additional fare discounts.


CUE Bus passengers may use SmarTrip® cards to pay for CUE Bus fares. The plastic cards, sold by Metro for Metrorail and Metro Bus fares and Metrorail parking lot payments, can be used for paying for CUE Bus rides. Fares are automatically deducted from the card, with no need for tickets or change. For information, call 888-SMARTRIP or visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website

CUE Bus Tickets

Bus tickets may also be purchased at City Hall from the Treasurer (Room 234) or CUE Bus (Room 200) offices. They are sold in books of 10 for $17.50, or $8.50 for students, seniors and persons with disabilities. One ticket is valid for a single ride on the CUE Bus. Please complete a CUE Bus Tickets Order Form prior to all ticket purchases.

CUE Bus Map & Schedules

Four CUE Bus routes operate during weekdays and weekends according to the published schedules. The Green 1 and Gold 1 routes operate in a clockwise direction, while the Green 2 and Gold 2 run counterclockwise. Visit our CUE Bus Map & Schedule page for more details.

Transit Development Plan

The Commonwealth requires that all transit operators in the Commonwealth prepare, adopt, and submit a Transit Development Plan (TDP) every six years. The City has been working with one of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s on-call consultants to prepare the 2016 TDP update.  The City last completed a TDP in 2010. TDPs identify needs and required resources for modifying and enhancing transit services.

Please note, as part of the TDP development, City staff have met with numerous stakeholders and have been working with the TDP Advisory Committee, which includes Council members Greenfield and Miller amongst others, on the development of the draft plan. One component of the draft plan is the identification of potential organizational and service alternatives that the City Council could consider for implementation; these are not recommendations, only options for consideration based on stakeholder input. To view service alternatives for CUE, please check out the 'Chapter 4 Initial Alternatives' link below. 

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Block Sanford at 703-385-7889 or email


Chapter 4 Initial Alternatives for Consideration Draft
Transit Development Plan Update - City Council Work Session (11/01/16)
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