This week my course on Public Transport Policy and Planning will take a field trip to the US Department of Transportation. Planners from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will introduce us to the DOT’s and FTA’s role in US public transport.
Later this week our school (SPIA) will hold its annual Ridenour Faculty Conference. Moreover, on Thursday the ‘Blacksburg Cycle Chic‘ conference will be held in Blacksburg organized by the Virginia Tech Government Student Association (GSPA) and VT Alternative Transportation. This event will help promote cycling for all trip purposes. Just this spring, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) listed Virginia Tech as Bicycle Friendly University.