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    E-scooters return to Virginia Tech providing opportunities for research, alternative transportation , video

    E-scooters will soon reappear on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus as a continuation of a naturalistic driving study led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Ford-owned micromobility company Spin. The research study, launched originally in fall 2019 and paused in March 2020 due to COVID-19, records and analyzes trends in e-scooter rider behavior, interactions with other road users, and other valuable safety data. Additional information around the study, operations, and safety can be found at

    Date: Aug 15, 2021
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    New e-bikes will boost university's sustainability efforts , video

    A new fleet of pedal-assist e-bikes is giving bike share a boost across the New River Valley. The bike share system features 75 e-bikes stationed at various hubs across Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Virginia Tech. The fleet will grow to 150 bikes in the near future.

    Date: Jun 16, 2021
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    Cycling on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic , video

    Ralph Buehler, professor and chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning department in the School of Public and International Affairs, discusses how cycling has increased globally in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Date: Nov 24, 2020
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    Rural Roadway opening at VTTI bridges the gap between urban and rural road research , video

    The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute holds a ribbon cutting to open its new Rural Roadway test track. The roadway tests vehicles and automation in a rural setting to better understand roads that are off the beaten path.

    Date: Nov 19, 2020
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    From Virginia Currents: VTTI Smart Road , video

    'Virginia Currents,' a show that appears on Community Idea Stations in the Richmond, Virginia area, goes on a road trip that’s 2.2 miles long. See how the Smart Road at Virginia Tech uses high-tech weather-making and testing equipment to help the Virginia Department of Transportation and others improve transportation.

    Date: Jan 29, 2019
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    Transportation professor reacts to Amazon, Innovation Campus , video

    Ralph Buehler, associate professor in urban affairs and planning, talks about the anticipated transportation changes Amazon and Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus will bring to National Landing.

    Date: Dec 03, 2018