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BT has been providing masks to riders as a convenience, but due to supply chain issues BT is currently running low cannot guarantee availability on all buses. Riders without a mask will not be permitted to ride.

Type: Agency

Cause: Other

Effect: Other

More Info: https://ridebt.org/bt-mask-supply

The Explorer routes will run combined on 1/28. See link for additional information.

Routes Affected:

  • GLD (Explorer Gold)
  • BLU (Explorer Blue)

Type: Route

Cause: Other

Effect: Modified Service

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Bus service will end at 9:45 p.m. tonight 1/28/22

Type: Agency

Cause: Weather

Effect: Modified Service

More Info: https://ridebt.org/news-alerts

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Effective 5/2/16 the Commuter stop beside Hubbell Lighting will move to Simmons/Hammes.

New Map, effective 5/2/16: 240 Commuter (1161 kb pdf) Note: The Hubbell stop will be used until the end of April.

BT operates one commuter route from Christiansburg to Blacksburg, see below for more information.

Do you live in Christiansburg?
Do you work in Blacksburg?
Do you want to save money commuting?
Do you want to be dropped off within walking distance of work?

Try the BT Commuter, it's easy to use and easy on the pocket.

The BT commuter provides service between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Monday through Friday based around a traditional work schedule of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

240 Commuter

In Christiansburg the 240 Commuter serves neighborhoods in the downtown area and Oak Tree Town Homes. A last chance stop is provided at Northgate Village, (North Franklin behind McDonald's). In Blacksburg the drop-off points start by the University Gateway Center and continue with multiple stops on the Virginia Tech campus and finishes with a stop in the downtown area of Blacksburg 240 Commuter Map/Times.

Understanding the 240 Commuter Route: In the morning the route starts by Hubbell Lighting at 7 a.m. completing the stops in numerical order the last stop is made at Northgate Village at 7:30 a.m. In Blacksburg, the first stop is on Prices Fork by the Unviersity Gateway Center, along West Campus Drive, the Drillfield and makes its last drop off at the Blacksburg Municipal Building.

In the afternoon the route operates in the reverse of the morning, so it starts in Blacksburg then picks up on Campus with the last pick up on Prices Fork before heading to Christiansburg. The drop-offs in Christiansburg are then completed in reverse of the morning.

Questions? Please call 540-961-1185 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about Service

The BT Commuter Route is designed with ten morning pickup locations in Christiansburg and five drop off locations in Blacksburg. The service provides over 5,000 commuter trips annually. The Town of Christiansburg and Virginia Tech contribute financially to support public transportation and commuter services grants provided by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. This grant funding comes from the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program, established to address the unique transportation challenges faced by welfare recipients and low-income persons seeking to obtain and maintain employment.

Blacksburg Transit operates four routes within the Town of Christiansburg, The Explorer, Go Anywhere, Commuter and the Two Town Trolley. Descriptions of each follow below. Seatbelts are required for all Go Anywhere and Explorer adult passengers and older children big enough for seat belts to fit properly at all times when the vehicle is in motion. Child safety seats must be used, when appropriate.

The Explorer

The Explorer Blue and Gold routes cover many of the residential areas and the businesses in Christiansburg and the shopping district near the NRV Mall. With two hourly routes and the ability to request deviations, riders can travel to a wide range of popular locations within the town. Please visit the Hours of Operation page for hours of service. Fare information can be found here: Fares page.

Tips for reading the schedule:

  • Stops are listed in the order served, however not all are listed.
  • Stop times are estimated; please arrive at least five minutes before the posted departure time.
  • A yellow triangle represents a time check, a location where the bus does not leave before the designated time.
  • Several areas, especially along Roanoke Street, have stops along both sides of the street.

Deviation stops

  • The Explorer Blue and Gold routes may deviate off the route to drop off or pick up passengers as long as the deviation meets certain criteria.
  • Passengers may request a deviation stop in two ways:
    • After boarding - ask the operator to request approval for a deviation stop.
    • Before boarding, e.g. when the location begins off the route - call BT two hours in advance of the desired pickup time, and request a deviation stop.

Requests are considered on a first come, first served basis, and will be approved if: (1) the requested stop is an approved location, (2) the deviation will take not more than five minutes, and (3) the deviation will not result in the route being late. To request a deviation please call two hours in advance on the day the deviation is being requested. Between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. call 540-443-7111, between 12 and 5 p.m. call 540-443-1500.

Go Anywhere

Plain and simple, the Go Anywhere route will pick you up and take you anywhere within the Town of Christiansburg. Please visit the Hours of Operation page for service hours and the Fares page, for applicable fares. Reservations are required.

Tips for scheduling a Go Anywhere trip:

  • Reserve your trip by calling 540-443-7111. Reservation hours for Go Anywhere have been temporarily extended to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are not accepted by voicemail.
  • Reservations can be made up to fourteen days in advance. All reservations are first come, first served, including same day reservations.
  • Cancellations must be made at least two hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time, and can be left on voicemail.

Commuter

As of December 2020, this service has been suspended. 

The Commuter route provides service between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Monday through Friday based around a traditional work schedule of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. One trip in a morning takes riders from Christiansburg to Blacksburg, and a return trip in the afternoon takes riders from Blacksburg back to Christiansburg. The bus makes multiple stops in Christiansburg, the Virginia Tech campus and surrounding area. Click for Fare info.

Two Town Trolley

The Two Town Trolley provides an hourly connection between Blacksburg and the shopping district near the NRV mall in Christiansburg. This route is a semi-express service between the two towns. The bus makes multiple stops in Christiansburg and limited stops between Christiansburg and Blacksburg. The Two Town Trolley operates seven days a week.

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BT COVID Related Bus Info

Follow the link below for information about what BT is doing to protect the health and safety of our passengers and drivers.

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News & Events

Bus Service Ends 9:45 p.m. Friday 1/28/22

Due to anticipated adverse weather BT service will end at 9:45 p.m. Friday 1/28/22 in both Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Last bus from campus at 9:15. If road conditions rapidly deteriorate service may be suspended earlier. Please continue to check here often for updates.

BT Mask Supply

Blacksburg Transit, along with all federally funded transit systems in the United States, requires all passengers to wear a mask while on a bus regardless of vaccination status. BT has been providing passengers with disposable masks for their convenience, but due to supply chain issues the next shipment of masks may not be received before the current supply runs out. Passengers should be prepared to provide their own masks or risk being refused entry.

Do not rely on BT for a mask, take one from home before heading to the bus stop.

 

Route and Schedule Changes Spring Semester 2022

Multiple bus routes and schedules will change for spring semester beginning Sunday 1/16/22. Some of the biggest changes incude:

  • CAS and UMS suspended.
  • Weekdays after 9:45 pm, everything is hourly (HDG/HXP, HWD/TOM, MSN/MSS).
  • Service ends early on Sunday.

For a list of all the changes please click here:

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Explorer - Combined Route

The Explorer Blue and Gold routes will be combined and operate as a hybrid route on Friday, 1/28. For simplicity, users should follow the blue route.

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