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Welcome to The Parking Spot from Virginia Tech Transportation Services.
As a reminder, the latest parking and transportation updates can be found on VTx.

Transportation Services News For September 2021

Stanger street and Prices Fork Road intersection with wet pavement and new green bike boxes painted at each stop light

New bike boxes increase bicyclist safety


In an effort to provide safer roads for bicyclists and motorists, new green bike boxes have been placed at the intersection of Prices Fork Road, Toms Creek Road, and Stanger Street. The bike boxes allow for increased visibility of bicyclists and will help prevent crashes between bicyclists and right-turning vehicles. Motorists, please remember to stop behind the white stop line, avoid passing bicyclists while in the intersection, and watch for bicyclists around you. 

Photo: Sarah Myers for Virginia Tech
Orange e-scooter parked next to a bike rack

E-scooter safety and parking


E-scooters have returned to Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus as part of a research study led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Spin. While riding an e-scooter, please remember to wear a helmet, ride with the flow of traffic, watch for pedestrians and vehicles, and avoid using a cell phone or wearing earphones while operating. Users should end their ride by parking near a bike rack or in a preferred parking zone indicated within the Spin app.

Photo: Sarah Myers for Virginia Tech
HokieBird waving to a full crowd in Lane Stadium

Football parking reminders


Football has returned to Virginia Tech! Please be aware that parking and traffic changes will be in place for home games. Certain lots and roads will be restricted to no additional parking after 5 p.m. and must be emptied by 8 p.m. on the day before a game. General parking for football games will be available for $20 in the Perry Street Garage, North End Center Garage, Drillfield Drive, Squires Lot, Ag Quad Lot, and more. Please review the football parking page on our website to learn more about parking before and on game day.

Photo: Christina Franusich for Virginia Tech
Fall scene on the Drillfield

Regional and long-distance travel options

Planning to travel during academic breaks? Alternative transportation for regional and long-distance travel include the following options:

Blacksburg and the surrounding area

Around Virginia and beyond
  • Abbott HomeRide: services Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton during holiday breaks
  • Virginia Breeze: services Union Station in Washington, D.C. with stops in the New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley, and Northern Virginia
  • Amtrak: Roanoke's Amtrak station can be accessed with the Smart Way bus included with your ticket
  • CollegeTransit: services metro areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York during holiday breaks
  • OurBus: services Washington, D.C.
  • RIDE Solutions: provides carpool matching for faculty, staff, and students


Photo: Christina Franusich for Virginia Tech

Cyclist riding in front of Torgersen

Register your bike and help prevent bike theft

Bike registration, along with proper storage and locks, is an important step in preventing bike theft. In the event of bike theft, registration allows the Virginia Tech Police Department to identify the owner of a recovered bike. Hokies can register their bike and receive a free bike permit by visiting the Parking Portal.

Photo: Sarah Myers for Virginia Tech

HokieBird smiling while sitting in the passenger seat of a car

Motor Assist Program provides free jump-start and lockout services

Motorists who need a jump-start or who have been locked out of their vehicle can call parking enforcement officers at 540-231-3200 for assistance Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Need help between 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.? Call the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-231-6411.

Green ParkMobile sign in a parking lot

ParkMobile parking reminder

ParkMobile is a convenient, contactless, electronic payment option for parking on the Blacksburg campus. While using ParkMobile, users should park in their correct affiliated spaces. For example, faculty and staff should park in "F/S" spaces, commuters should park in "C" spaces, etc. 

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The More You Know

Gray electric Blacksburg Transit bus is parked on the street in front of a "Let's go Hokies" sign

Masks required on Blacksburg Transit


Per local, state, and federal mandates, masks continue to be required while riding Blacksburg Transit regardless of vaccination status. 


Photo provided by Blacksburg Transit
Green trees line a brick walkway leading to a black and red Virginia Tech sign

Fall semester transportation updates

Torgersen Hall bridge over the street

Stay up to date on parking and traffic impacts

Navigate campus construction with Waze and Google Maps, now updated to reflect road closures on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. Please note, directions may not always reflect real-world conditions. For the most accurate information, visit the Campus Closures Map.

Photo: Ray Meese for Virginia Tech

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Parking Services
505 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061
parking@vt.edu | 540-231-3200 | Website


Alternative Transportation, Hokie Bike Hub
1330 Perry Street (inside garage)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Hokie Bike Hub hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
gettingaround@vt.edu | 540-231-2116 Website

Fleet Services

255 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
fs@vt.edu | 540-231-6141 | Website

 
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