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Transportation Institute
We’re on a mission to move our world forward. We save lives, one milestone at a time.

According to the National Safety Council, almost 40,000 lives are lost in vehicle-related fatalities and 4.5 million drivers and pedestrians are injured each year. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for people ages 4 to 12 and 14 to 22 and are a leading killer in all age groups.

A global leader in transformative transportation research, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) faculty and students tirelessly work to ensure roads are safer, cars are smarter, and advances in transportation reach those who will benefit most.

You can help shape the future of transportation

Through the generous support of friends and donors, the institute can help drivers and pedestrians to be safer, make automobiles more sustainable, and provide equitable solutions for all.

Donations can advance transportation in the following areas:

Sharing the Road Safely — According to research, teen drivers initiated more than 75 percent of incidents involving heavy trucks that were — in part — due to lack of driver education. Nearly 50 percent of driver's education programs in the United States do not cover how to safely share the road with trucks or other large vehicles. VTTI researchers have developed teen-specific driver education programs that will help teen drivers learn how to share the road with other vehicles. Help put an end to transportation-related injuries and fatalities by supporting faculty and student research that aids in developing programs and safety standards for drivers of all ages.

Keeping Pedestrians & Cyclists Safe — VTTI is committed to improving pedestrian and cyclist safety on our nation's roadways. Traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries continue to be a critical issue in this country. Despite the pandemic, pedestrian- and cyclist-related fatalities and serious injuries still increased in 2020, reaffirming a need for more research in these areas. Help end traffic-related fatalities for all pedestrians and cyclists. 

Advancing Equity in Transportation — Transportation contributes to broad societal outcomes, such as economic opportunities and quality of life. However, there are disparities and inequities in transportation access that create barriers to reach destinations. Help researchers close that gap by advancing research, technologies, and policies that ensure equitable representation in transportation studies and that the benefits of technology are available to everyone.

Be a driving force to support life-saving research, today.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2024!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 51
2 SC 1
2 WA 1
Beat-Your-Best Donors Leaderboard
The top-10 colleges or units to outperform the number of unique donors who gave during last year's Giving Day will be rewarded with additional funds!
Rank Prize College/Unit % +/- Goal
1 $15,000 Recreational Sports +128.40% 2,284
goal: 1,000
2 $12,500 Outreach and International Affairs +77.46% 126
goal: 71
3 $11,000 Radio IQ | WVTF Music +73.68% 33
goal: 19
4 $9,500 Athletics +53.69% 2,230
goal: 1,451
5 $8,000 College of Natural Resources and Environment +39.46% 774
goal: 555
Social Media: Word Search Challenge
Between 7 and 8 a.m., a word search will be shared on Virginia Tech's Instagram Stories. One user who screenshots the blank word search, correctly completes it, and posts it will be randomly selected to unlock a gift to the Virginia Tech area of their choice. --- Winner: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
Cadet Company Participation Challenge
The cadet company with the highest number of participants (cadets, alums, parents, and friends of the Corps included) by the end of Giving Day will be awarded a streamer for their guidon that will display the company’s dedication to philanthropy. Participants can donate to any university fund available in the Giving Day donation form.
Please select your Company
Rank Answer Donors
1 Highty-Tighties 149
2 Charlie 68
3 Echo 61
4 Hotel 55
5 Foxtrot 48
6 Alpha 46
7 Bravo 46
8 Golf 42
9 Delta 41
10 Mike 35
11 Kilo 34
12 Oscar 24
13 India 20
14 Lima 20
15 November 19
Social Media: Decades Challenge
Share a photo from your favorite Virginia Tech decade on social media with #VTGivingDay. One randomly selected winner will choose a favorite Virginia Tech fund to receive a $1,000 bonus gift. ---- Winner: Hokie Ambassadors
Social Media: Trivia Challenge
From 8-9 p.m. EST, follow along with on Instagram Stories to answer trivia questions about Virginia Tech! One randomly selected user who answers a trivia question correctly will be able to gift $1,000 to a fund of their choice. -- Winner: Hospitality & Tourism Management Annual Fund
Early (Hokie)Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early bird Hokies! If Virginia Tech gets 200 donors from 6-7 a.m. EST, it will unlock $500 for the Virginia Tech Annual Fund.
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