Media Advisory:  Virginia Tech, Spin to launch e-scooter research initiative

What:  The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is partnering with scooter company Spin to conduct one of the first naturalistic driving studies of scooter riders on a university campus.  Members of the media are invited to the campus launch and safety event connected to this 18-month pilot research program.  

When: Tuesday September 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m.  

Where:  Squires Plaza, 290 College Avenue Blacksburg VA.

RSVP: Media outlets that plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Bill Foy;

Interviews:  Representatives from Virginia Tech, VTTI and Spin will be available following the formal presentation.

Note:  In addition to demos, helmet giveaways, and safety information, reporters will have an opportunity to try out a ride on an e-scooter.

Links:

Electric scooters roll onto Virginia Tech campus for pilot study

Scooters on Campus

Contact:  Bill Foy | 540-998-0288 | fwill55@vt.edu