Inova’s alternative transportation strategies contribute to healthier air quality, benefitting the health of our patients, visitors, team members, communities and our environment. Popular modes of alternative transportation utilized by Inova team members include carpooling, taking the Metro or bus, biking or walking, and teleworking.

What we've been up to lately:

  • Bike to Work Day/Commuting Challenge - This year, we challenged team members to try a different form of transportation during the month of June. Many team members joined the challenge and submitted selfies as evidence!
  • Champions of the Commute Regional Initiative - Inova, along with a number of the region's largest organizations, is part of this initiative to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and make the region a more desirable destination to live, work and play.
  • Transportation Demand Management at IFMC & IMVH - We achieved our transportation mandates at IFMC/ICPH and IMVH, which requires a specific percentage of team members to commute via alternative transportation.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - In an effort to enhance green infrastructure, we installed four electric vehicle charging stations at IFMC in 2019. We will continue to add charging stations to our facilities as demand increases.

Inova Commuter Benefits Program for Team Members - InovaNet Login Required to Access Documents

EV Charging Station Locations:*


  • Grey Garage (Tower 2): P2 Level
  • Brown Garage (Tower 4): P2 Level


  • Blue Garage – Ground Level
  • Employee Garage – B1 Level
  • Gray Garage – B1 Level
  • Green Garage: B1 Level

* Most charging stations are located in employee garages/parking areas. EV charging is offered FOR FREE to all Inova team members in these spaces.

**The IFMC Green Garage B1 Level is open to patients, visitors, and Inova team members. Therefore, all users are charged a fee at an hourly rate for using these stations.

This program enables team members to pay for commuting expenses through pretax payroll deductions. Click here to learn more and sign up.

This program provides commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work with a FREE and reliable ride home up to 4 times a year when one of life's unexpected emergencies.

Learn more and sign up

There are three free shuttle services for IFMC, ICPH and System Offices team members. While they run regularly, it is most helpful to call one of the numbers below and let them know where you are and where you need to go.

  • Dunn Loring Metro Station to Cambridge Court: runs from 6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Dunn Loring Metro Station to IFMC Tower Lobby, IFMC Women's Hospital Lobby and ICPH Schar Cancer Center: runs Monday - Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • The phone number to reach the Metro shuttle for IFMC/ICPH is 571-274-2856
  • Campus Connector shuttle from the Inova Schar Cancer Center at ICPH to IFMC Women's Hospital Lobby: runs Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Download the app Ride Systems to track the different shuttles | Shuttle Tracking Mobile App Guide
  • Available at IFMC and System Office only: download schedule here (PDF)
  • Off Campus Shuttle Map

There are two commuter shuttles that are offered to IFMC/ICPH team members who commute up and down the I-95 and I-66 corridors.

  • The I-66 shuttle picks up in Gainesville and Manassas
  • The I-95 shuttle picks up at the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge
  • Inova Team Members: For more information regarding times, locations, and how to sign up, please click here

Working from home helps conserve energy, avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce traffic congestion. Research has found many benefits associated with telecommuting. For instance, 80 percent of telecommuters say they maintain a better work-life balance by telecommuting, while 25 percent report less stress.

To encourage carpooling, we offer reserved parking for participating team members at IFMC, IMVH, IAH and ILH.

  • Commuter Connections: A regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Learn more
  • Reserved Parking for Carpoolers:
    • IFMC: Download and print this form and email to to receive a carpooling permit. You must have a carpool permit in order to park in reserved spots. Towing enforced.
    • IAH: There are reserved carpool spaces in the employee parking garage. To receive a permit the owner will need to go to the Security Office to retrieve their carpool parking pass.
    • IMVH: Carpoolers and hybrid vehicles are welcome to park in reserved parking spaces in employee garage, located in the back end of the garage and near the ED.
    • ILH: Contact your Safety and Security Office for details.

Not only is biking to work a way to get free exercise, but it also helps us reduce our carbon emissions. Bike racks are available at all five hospitals.

  • Fairfax County Bicycle Map
  • Biking in Alexandria
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
    • Bike racks are located in the employee parking garage on the Main Entrance level near the HEC and pay parking area.
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
    • Bike racks are located in employee parking garage; one in front of the ER entrance, and one by the main lobby entrance.
    • Team member showers located in second floor locker room showers available by OR and Pre-Op.
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
    • Bike rack locations:
      • Blue garage visitor entrance
      • Employee Garage South Entrance (bike racks and lockers)
      • Grey Garage Visitor Entrance
      • IHVI Physician Garage Entrance from Grey Garage
      • Green Garage Visitor Entrance from Wellness Blvd.
      • Transit Center and Green Garage Entrance
      • ER/Trauma Center Entrance at the Atrium Entrance
    • Team member showers are available in the Original Building on the 2nd floor, near the elevators.
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
    • Bike racks are located outside of the South Entrance and inside the parking garage (by the first entrance closest to Wellness Blvd)
    • Team member showers are located in the new patient tower
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    • Bike racks are located in front of Blue, Green and Emergency Department entrances.
    • Team member showers are located in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center and on lower Level 1.