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October 21, 2013

Va. Tech adds solar-powered bus shelter

The 12-foot shelter, purchased from Tolar Manufacturing Company Inc., is equipped with a solar light bar.


November 28, 2011

Va.'s Blacksburg Transit wins grant to streamline service

The system, which provided 3.2 million rides last year, is wrestling with high variability in the demand for service. One idea being considered is to point cameras at bus stops that count people.


July 11, 2011

Web Extra: How do you promote transit to new students?

It’s summer orientation time for universities across the U.S. How are their transit systems reaching out to students? Transit agencies told us they are investing heavily in orientation programs by providing free rides and staff presentations to students and their parents.


December 21, 2009

Commuter buses serving Va. Tech upgraded

The Smart Way service introduced a larger, 57-seat motorcoach manufactured by MCI that will replace the current fleet of 32-seat buses traveling between Roanoke, Christiansburg and Blacksburg.


November 9, 2009

Virginia Tech honored for sustainability practices

Transportation, one of the categories rated that contributes to the university’s overall grade, received an 'A' for the third year in a row.


July 13, 2009

V. Tech focuses on alternative transportation options

Students can take advantage of the university’s Bike, Bus and Walk program, which allows students without a single-occupancy vehicle parking permit to apply for 15 free daily hang tags per semester.


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