Virginia Tech has been cited as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters in offering outstanding commuter programs and benefits to students and employees.
Best Workplaces for Commuters is an innovative membership program that provides qualified workplaces, universities and sites with national recognition for providing exceptional commuter benefits.
Virginia Tech is one of 41 universities to receive the honor in 2021.
The Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department offers the campus community a range of commuter benefit options and programs:
Free access to the award-winning Blacksburg Transit bus system with a Virginia Tech ID.
The Hokie Bike Hub, a free, self-service bike repair and maintenance facility for students, faculty, and staff.
Ride matching and a Guaranteed Ride Home program through RIDE Solutions.
Free bus service between the Blacksburg campus and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute on the Roanoke campus.
The department promotes safe cycling by offering cycling safety courses, hosting events and providing educational materials throughout the year. The department also launched the Heads Up Hokies safety campaign to encourage Hokies and community members traveling across campus on foot, by bike, e-scooter, bus or car to keep their heads up, act predictably and pay attention to their surroundings.
“The Alternative Transportation Department is proud to once again earn a spot on the Best Workplaces for Commuters list. It shows that we remain committed to offering our community the best services and options for commuting,” said Nick Quint, transportation network manager and interim Fleet Services manager.