The Alternative Transportation Department promotes and encourages bicycling, walking, vanpooling, carpooling, car sharing, and transit use for local, regional, and out of state travel. Close coordination with partners provide a robust array of travel options and resources, targeted at reducing single occupancy vehicle reliance on campus.
The university’s programs include:
- Hokie Bike Hub
- Heads Up Hokies
- Employee Vanpool
- Virginia Tech Shuttles
- Resources For Long-Distance Travel
- RIDE Solutions
- Commuter Alternative Program (parking permit programs for those relying on alternative modes of transportation).
The university has earned recognition as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status from the League of American Bicyclists, through its efforts in these programs. As well as a Best Workplaces for Commuters, “Best Of the Best” award in the university category.