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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

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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

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Are you looking for a job that'll drive you? Your search is over. Blacksburg Transit is hosting open interviews for bus operators on September 9 - two locations, one day.13.35 HR PAID TRAINING TOO Fill out an application and interview on the spot!

The Details:

  • September 9
  • 10 am - 1 pm on the Virginia Tech Drillfield
  • 4 pm - 7 pm at the Blacksburg Transit Offices at 2800 Commerce St, Blacksburg, VA

Come prepared to fill out a digital application or save time by filling out an application in advance.


We know getting around campus and Blacksburg can be confusing. We also know that students have a wide variety of transportation needs both on and off-campus. That’s where we come in: we're Blacksburg Transit, but you can just call us BT! 

Looking for the next step in your career?

Want to be part of an award winning team?

Do you want a job where every day is different?

Then we want you on our side.



Monday thru Friday 9:00 PM to 5:30 AM

Looking for the next step in your career?

Want to be part of an award winning team?

Do you want a job where every day is different?

Then we want you on our side.

Let's be Honest...

Adam 2If you’re a diesel mechanic, you know you can work in the private sector and make a lot of money. We get it, but we think… scratch that, we know the Benefits we have to offer are much better. At the end of the day, your Quality of Life is important, to you and to us. So here’s what we have to offer:

  • Paid Time Off. Our Flexible Leave Plan provides 20 days off per year to use for vacation or illness. Read that again, 20 days. Also, the longer you stay with us the more time off you’ll earn.
  • Optional Overtime. If you want the extra hours, we’ve got the work…and we pay you time and a half.
  • Excellent low cost Health, Dental and Vision Insurance. Depending on the plan you select, your monthly premium may cost you NOTHING. YES, $0 per month! Our health insurance plans and rates are some of the best out there – even when you add your family!
  • Retirement. We’ll help you get to retirement one step at a time. We cover your Virginia Retirement System membership and even contribute to it!
  • Paid Training. Plain and simple, we’ll pay you for your time and we’ll pay for the courses. Complete the seven tests to become a Master Transit Bus Mechanic and earn up to $2.00 extra per hour.
  • Teamwork Makes The Dream Work. It’s that simple, everyone works together as a team and we take a lot of pride in a job done right.
  • Hiring Bonus. Earn up $1,000 in hiring bonuses!
  • Click to learn more about our benefits


Can you stay as cool as the other side of the pillow?

Someone on the phone needs help.
Someone on the radio needs information.
Someone at the window needs an answer.
Someone at the door needs your advice.
It’s happening all at once…to you.

Can you stay as cool as the other side of the pillow? If so, we should talk.


Drive a BT Bus. Be the Captain of Your Own 60 Foot Ship.

*** Position currently closed. Check back soon ***

Ever dreamed of driving a 60 foot long vehicle?
We’ll train you and pay you while you learn.

Need a stable full-time work schedule but want your afternoons and weekends free?
We have that schedule.

Looking for a full-time job with great benefits?
We’ve got fully paid medical, dental and vision along with retirement benefits.

Want all the things mentioned above, but also want to be the captain of your own 60 foot ship
apply now.

Some Questions

  • Know what the wires under the hood do?
  • Install cameras, radios and demogorgons into a 1989 Civic and make them work?
  • Fluent in techno-speak?
  • Translate techno-speak so your Aunt Tooti can understand?
  • Have fun?
  • Last name MacGyver?
  • Smarty Pants?
  • Near Genius?

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How to Ride

Just show your Hokie Passport and hop on at one of our 300 stops in the area. Fares are pre-paid for Virginia Tech students, so ride anywhere you want for free. Take the bus across campus, to the Math Emporium, Kroger, First and Main, the NRV mall, Walmart and more.

Do you have a question you’d like to see added to our FAQ’s? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We’ve got you covered

Chances are, if you’ve been in Blacksburg, you’ve seen our buses. In fact, you’ve probably been stuck behind one that stops every two blocks. But you know what? They’re big and an ad on the rear or side of a 60’ bendy bus won’t go unnoticed. So, hop on board with BT and start getting your ad noticed!

BT buses

  • Are seen daily by thousands,
  • Are on the road from 7 a.m. until midnight or later,
  • Travel over 740,000 miles per year throughout Blacksburg,
  • Carry 4.6 million passenger trips annually.

And the number one selling feature? Every single bus moves around town and campus; let your ad move with us.

We Need Drivers

Getting the work schedule you want shouldn’t be a hassle…and with us, it’s not. Work for BT and you’ll have money in your pocket and free time to do what you enjoy.

Our bus drivers are from all different walks of life, some are students, some drive for BT as a second job and quite a few are retirees. What they all have in common is a part-time work schedule that fits their schedule.

Starting at $13.56 an hour which includes paid training.



We Need Drivers

Looking for a job that fits your schedule and leaves you time to have some fun?.

Work for BT and you’ll have money in your pocket and free time to do what you enjoy. Getting the work schedule you want shouldn’t be a hassle…and with us, it’s not.

Pay starting at $13.56 an hour which includes paid training.

We Need Drivers

Already have a full-time job, but looking for some extra income? Want part-time work on the side that pays well but doesn’t tie you down? Drive a bus for BT!

Starting at $13.56 an hour which includes paid training.

We Need Drivers

Driving a bus for BT is the perfect way to earn some extra money, keep active and stay involved with your community…without being tied down to an everyday 9-5 commitment.

Starting at $13.56 an hour which includes paid training.

Join our Team

Dream of transit? Looking for a job with flexibility? Want to get up close with the buses? We're hiring!


Jobs Available


Mechanic - FOUR Openings (Apply by 1/28) - Hiring Bonuses and Shift Differential (evening positions)

Maintainer (Apply by 1/28)Hiring Bonuses and Shift Differential

Crew Leader - Maintainer (Apply by 1/28) - Hiring Bonuses and Shift Differential

Senior Grant Coordinator  (Apply by 2/11)



Bus Operator I (Apply by 1/28)


For more information on employment with BT, please call 540-443-1500.

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Is This You?

Strategic thinker, great communicator, creative spirit, self-starter, project manager, social media whiz, analytical geek, public speaker and someone able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.



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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.

 Frequently Asked Questions

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Friday, January 28, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022

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Green represents Full Service Full Service

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Orange represents Intermediate Service Intermediate Service

Yellow represents Reduced Service Reduced Service

PaleOrange represents Reduced Service Reduced Alt.

Maroon represents No Service No Service

Blue represents Events Events


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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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