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Summer 2020 traffic impacts

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

Parking FAQs

Updated July 8, 2020

Parking Questions

In June and July 2020, Visitor permits are not required to park on the Blacksburg campus. Please remember that parking in spaces marked ADA still require a valid state-issued plate or placard. Starting Aug. 3, 2020, parking on the Virginia Tech campus will require the display of a valid permit or the payment of a daily fee. Should you have any questions or would like to purchase a daily parking pass, please reach out to parking at parking@vt.edu or call 540-231-3200.

Faculty/Staff parking permits for 2019-20 will expire on Aug. 31, 2020. Permits for 2020-21 will go on sale on July 27, 2020. The latest information around the sale of Faculty/Staff parking permits will be posted at https://parking.vt.edu/permits.html and at https://parking.vt.edu.

Yes. Graduate Students parking permits (including regular Graduate permits and Perry Street Graduate permits) will go on sale on Aug. 3, 2020. Perry Street commuter student parking permits for 2020-21 will go on sale Aug. 7, 2020.  Regular Commuter Student and Resident Student parking permits for 2020-21 will go on sale Aug. 10, 2020. The latest information around the sale of parking permits will be posted at https://parking.vt.edu/permits.html and at https://parking.vt.edu.  

Click here for Move-In 2020 parking information.

Alternative Transportation

BT is committed to ensuring the safety of the community and employees. BT continues to operate and evaluate service options for the fall in order to align with Virginia Tech's plans. BT shares your concerns and are currently working to make decisions that keep everyone safe. Updates will be posted at ridebt.org/fall2020.

The Smart Way bus is still operating on its normal schedule. Effective June 9, 2020, there is a passenger limit of 15 passengers per bus. Once a bus reaches capacity, the operator will not be able to board additional passengers until the onboard passenger count is below 15 passengers, the operator will then allow boarding up to the 15 passenger limit. All Valley Metro passengers are encouraged to plan ahead as the bus may reach capacity before arriving at your stop. Individuals are asked to only take essential trips on Valley Metro during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fare-free service has been extended through June 30. Learn more about service at https://smartwaybus.com/.

Smart Way Express has been temporarily suspended since March 25, 2020.

All Smart Way Express passengers should refer to the Smart Way Base scheduled times for these changes and adjust your schedule accordingly to arrive at VTC. Smart Way Express fare policies will remain the same on the Base service as is on the Express service. The Smart Way schedule can be found at: https://smartwaybus.com/smartway.html.

All passengers using the Smart Way Express stops in Blacksburg should now utilize the Smart Way stops at Squires, the Blacksburg Municipal Building, or the CRC at 1700 Pratt Drive (at the Andrews Information Systems Building).

The Virginia Breeze has suspended 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. Learn more at https://virginiabreeze.org/.

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 at 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 June 22 will be considered abandoned, and they will be impounded during the summer. To avoid paying $30 to retrieve your bike at the start of the fall semester, please remove your bike from campus.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, e-scooter service on the Virginia Tech campus has been suspended.

Fleet Services is open for business and reservations are available. Office operations are limited and available by appointment only. Please visit https://parking.vt.edu/fleet-services.html for more information. Questions may be directed to fs@vt.edu.

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.

Yes, Roam NRV bike share bikes are still available for use and will be santized regularly. 

Have a question not answered above? Contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu.

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.


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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.