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.
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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.
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.
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 three routes within the Town of Christiansburg, The Explorer, Go Anywhere, 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 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. BT is fare free, so no ID, pass or fare is needed to board any BT vehicle.
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.
- Two buses operate the Explorer route, switching between the Blue and Gold loops each time they arrive at the Uptown Mall. To follow the times by bus - follow each row all the way across; at the end of the row, move down to the next row of the same color.
- 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.
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. BT is fare free, so no ID, pass or fare is needed to board any BT vehicle. 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.
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.