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Summer 2020 traffic impacts

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For the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus):

** Parking Services will be operating on limited hours throughout the COVID-19 emergency. If you need assistance please email parking@vt.edu.** 


May 14 2020 - Visitor Permits Not Required

Visitor permits are not required to park on the Blacksburg campus at this time. Please direct questions to parking@vt.edu.

April 8, 2020 - Virginia Breeze Suspending Service

The Virginia Breeze is suspending all long-distance intercity bus service effective Friday, April 10, 2020, due to significantly reduced ridership. As more Virginians are limiting travel only to essential trips in compliance with Governor Ralph Northam’s Stay-at-Home Order, demand is markedly lower. Monday through Thursday service has been suspended since April 5, 2020.

“While it was our hope to continue this service for our under served communities for essential travel purposes, it is no longer feasible to maintain service at this time given the lack of demand,” said Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) Director Jennifer Mitchell.  “DRPT looks forward to restarting Virginia Breeze service when it is deemed safe to travel and demand returns.”

April 3, 2020 - Summer Bike Storage Option Available for Students

The Alternative Transportation Department has implemented a summer bike storage option for students. To purchase the Summer Bike Storage permit ($20), log onto Virginia Tech’s parking permit portal: https://virginiatech.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal. Then email gettingaround@vt.edu or call 540-231-2701 to schedule a time to drop off your bike at the Hokie Bike Hub.

Note: Any bikes left on campus after the spring semester ends will be considered abandoned, and they will be impounded during the summer. To avoid paying $30 to retreive your bike at the start of the fall semester, please remove your bike from campus.

April 3, 2020 - Virginia Breeze Service Changes

The Virginia Breeze is suspending Monday-Thursday service effective Sunday, April 5, 2020, due to decreased ridership. Additional service modifications or reductions will be considered on April 13, 2020. Until then, weekend service (Friday-Sunday) will continue as scheduled. To comply with social distancing guidance, seat capacity for all trips has been reduced by half.

At this time, the Virginia Breeze should be limited to essential trips only — to get to and from work (for essential workers only) and to meet essential personal needs such medical trips, but not if you are sick.

April 2, 2020 - BT Rear Boarding, Suspended Fares, Route Adjustments
Beginning April 2, BT will suspend fares and implement rear door boarding for riders in an effort to prioritize the health and safety of our community and employees. Front door access will be available for persons with mobility aids and strollers. Certains routes have also been adjusted. Click here for more details.

March 29, 2020 - E-scooters On Campus

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, e-scooter service on the Virginia Tech campus has been suspended. Please check back for updates.

March 25, 2020 - Student Parking Permit Refund
In support of the university community during the COVID-19 emergency, students that no longer reside in the Blacksburg area and do not need a Virginia Tech parking permit should follow the following procedures to request a refund:

  • Contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu to request a student permit refund. 
  • All student permit holders requesting a refund by April 9, 2020 will be processed a refund for the remaining value of the permit as of March 9, 2020. Refunds will be posted to the student's account.  
  • After April 10, 2020 no refunds will be processed for parking permits.

Questions? Contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu or 540-231–3200.


March 25, 2020 - BT
Blacksburg Transit (BT) is closely monitoring events surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of our community and employees is our top priority. Effective start of service on Wednesday, March 25, BT will limit the number of passengers on Blacksburg buses to 9 and smaller vehicles (Explorer, GAR, Warm Hearth Village) to 4 at any time. BT Access will be limited to 1 passenger (and one personal care attendant, if authorized).

This is just one of the precautions BT is taking, including additional cleaning of the buses and social distancing within BT facilities. Riders are encouraged to ride the bus for essential trips only and asked not to ride if they are sick. Learn more.


March 24, 2020 - Smartway Express Route Update
The Smartway Express route will be temporarily suspended effective March 25, 2020. Smart Way will continue to run its normal routes.

All passengers using the Smartway Express stops in Blacksburg should now utilize the Smartway stops at Squires Student Center on Alumni Mall; Blacksburg Municipal Building; or Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center stop at 1700 Pratt Drive.

All Smartway Express passengers should refer to Smartway scheduled times for these changes to adjust their schedule accordingly to arrive at Virginia Tech Carilion. The Smartway schedule can be found on the Valley Metro website. Please also refer to the website for COVID-19 operational updates.

March 21, 2020 - In order to support the Virginia Tech community during the COVID-19 emergency, starting Monday, March 23,  parking in the Perry Street area will be open for all university community members needing to park on campus. The permit requirement will be waived for these lots (please see map below). This is a temporary arrangement to support the university mission during this emergency.
 
Please remember that parking in spaces marked ADA still require a valid state-issued plate or placard. Should you have any questions, please reach out to parking at parking@vt.edu or call 540-231-3200.

Parking lot - waived permit fees Perry Street area

March 17, 2020 - All Campus Connect trips from March 22, 2020 on have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Impacted reservation holders will be contacted. Please email NCRShuttle@vt.edu with any questions.

Have a spring 2020 semester parking question?  Please contact parking@vt.edu or call 540-231-3200.

Virginia Tech has more than 16,400 parking spaces, a motorist assistance program, a fleet of approximately 300 vehicles, and a robust and award-winning alternative transportation program that includes daily shuttles from the Blacksburg campus to the Greater Washington, D.C., metro region.

In addition to the 33,000 students and 13,000 employees, an estimated 60,000 alumni, parents, and community members visit the campus each year.


News


Notices

 

Our permit information has changed. For more information click here.

Effective 8/15/18 C/G permits will no longer be valid in the Perry St. area. Click here for more information.

We can no longer offer pre-tax payroll deduction on parking permits. For more information visit here.
**IMPORTANT** A Perry St. waitlist will open February 4th at 10am and close February 5th 1pm. All requests must be submitted by email to parking@vt.edu. Any requests submitted before 10am on February 4th will not be added.

Heads Up Hokies

The Heads Up Hokies campaign encourages Hokies and community members traveling across campus on foot, bike, or by bus or car to keep their heads up and pay attention to their surroundings.

2019-20 Parking permits for Sale

F/S permits will be available 07/15/2019 and students will be available 08/08/19.