No, we're fare free so no money or passes are needed!
About one-fourth of our fleet are bendy buses, or articulated buses, which are assigned to the routes that traditionally have the highest ridership. We use as many as we can, but sometimes mechanical issues require smaller buses be used.
While most major apartment complexes are located on the bus routes, many are also just a short walk or bike ride from campus. Information about the roamNRV bike share program can be found at ridegotcha.com/locations/roamnrv/. Information about alternative transportation options offered by Virginia Tech, can be found at parking.vt.edu/alternative (Reviewed 1/27/2022)
On average, new buses take about 18 months to receive after placing an order. Securing the grant funding is typically the most time consuming part and is critical since buses cost upwards of $1 million each. (Reviewed 1/31/2022)
We’re hiring! We hire drivers year-round and have been busy hiring and training many new drivers. We’re always looking for more drivers, so if you know someone looking for a job we start out at $17.52/hr with paid training and it makes a great part time job!
On average, the busiest time in a morning is 30 minutes before every class begins and in the afternoon the busiest time is 30 minutes after every class ends. As a general rule, there should be fewer riders outside of these times. We recommend starting at least 30 minutes early!
We hire drivers year-round and have been busy hiring and training many new drivers, simply put we still need more! We’re always looking for more drivers, so if you know someone looking for a job we start out at $17.52/hr with paid training and it makes a great part time job! We’re hiring!
The Harding Ave and Hokie Express routes are combined, meaning the same bus completes the Harding Avenue route, then completes the Hokie Express route. If you're standing at Burruss Hall waiting for the Harding Avenue bus, it will be display Hokie Express as that's where it's heading next. Your best bet to catch the HDG bus is to go to Squires East.