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Alternative Transportation

Mission Statement

Alternative Transportation promotes and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation (e.g., bicycling, walking, vanpooling, carpooling, riding transit) to get to, from, and around campus instead of a single occupancy vehicle.

Updates and Reminders

Hokie Bike Hub

The Hokie Bike Hub serves as a bicycle maintenance and commuter education center. At the Bike Hub, cyclists have access to tools and resources for self–service bike repair. Cyclists can also attend bike-themed workshops or learn how to maintain and repair bikes through one–on–one sessions with Alternative Transportation staff. Through these initiatives, the Bike Hub has become the home of bicycling on campus and serves as a social space for cyclists to interact with and learn from one another. It is located in the Alternative Transportation Center, 1330 Perry Street, on the ground floor of the Perry Street Parking Garage; it is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Hokie Bike Hub Services:

  • Tools and resources for self–service bike repair.
  • One–on–one bike maintenance lessons with Alternative Transportation staff.
  • Bike registration.
  • Bike maps and informational brochures.


  • Zimride

    Virginia Tech has recently partnered with Zimride to provide the community enhanced ride sharing options. Visit today to create your account.

  • ZipCar at Virginia Tech

    wheels with no strings attached

    Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Virginia Tech has partnered with Zipcar to bring self–service, on–demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you're done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

    As a member you get:

    • access to Zipcar 24/7;
    • discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff, and students age 18 and older—rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day;
    • gas, insurance, and maintenance are included for free; and
    • join for only $25 a year and receive $35 in driving credit your first month.

    Learn more at

    Former UCarShare members click here.

    Need more information?

    Also, read more about the ZipcarU programs available for personal, individual, and departmental use here.

  • Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP)

    CAP has two parking permit programs to fit your commuting needs. You can find the CAP Registration Form online, but you must register in person with Parking and Transportation at 605 Research Center Drive.

    • Carpool Programs

      Carpooling saves you money on parking and gas, and it's the closest thing you can get to RESERVED PARKING on campus. This program is available to Blacksburg Campus only. Learn more about the carpool programs for students and faculty/staff.

    • Bike, Bus, & Walk (BB&W)

      BB&W is available to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students who use alternative transportation methods as their primary means of commuting to campus. Examples include riding the Blacksburg Transit or Smart Way buses, bicycling, and walking. Read more.

  • Ridesharing with RIDE Solutions

    RIDE Solutions makes finding carpool partners easy by maintaining a database of people who are interested in carpooling. You can also find additional carpool partners for the carpool permit program using RIDE Solutions. The database stores information such as origin and destination points, work schedule, and preference for driving, riding, and alternating. Vist RIDE Solutions or call 1–866–424–3334 to get started or find out more information.

  • Vanpooling

    The VT Vanpool Program is available for full–time, permanent employees for commuting purposes. If you're interested in sharing the ride with other full–time employees, learn more about the program or contact Debby Freed at or 540–231–2701.

  • Flexible Work Option

    For information about VT's Flexible Work Option, visit the Flexible Work Options website.