Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
OP-T2-29: Mass Transit Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Deborah Freed
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation and Campus Services
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle?:

A brief description of the program(s), (s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

Virginia Tech has a student transit fee that covers students riding the local transit, Blacksburg Transit, fare-free. Virginia Tech offers reduced cost monthly permits for our regional transit (Smart Way).

To view articles about Blacksburg Transit reaching its 3 millionth and 3.5 millionth riders, respectively, please see: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/05/2010-442.html and http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/20395/bt-celebrates-3.5-million-riders-milestone

The website URL where information about the program is available:

For four consecutive years, Virginia Tech has received a gold award in the "Race to Excellence" from the Best Workplaces for Commuters program, which encourages sustainable transportation. For more information, please see: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/03/031313-vpas-racetoexcellence.html

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