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Alerts

Road closures on campus will result in several detours affecting these routes:

Routes Affected:

  • TOM (Toms Creek)

Type: Route

Cause: Construction

Effect: Detour

More Info: https://www.ridebt.org/news-alerts/151-summer-detours-begin-monday-5-20

No service to Cadet dorm side of Alumni Mall on Sat 8/17

Routes Affected:

  • HDG (Harding Ave)
  • HWD (Hethwood)
  • MSN (Main Street - North)
  • MSS (Main Street - South)
  • TTT (Two Town Trolley)

Type: Route

Cause: Other

Effect: Detour

More Info: https://www.ridebt.org/news-alerts/162-cadet

Stops on Cadet dorm side of Alumni Mall are closed during cadet move-in

Stops Affected:

  • Alumni Mall Wbnd (#1112)
  • Squires Wbnd (#1113)

Type: Stop

Cause: Other

Effect: Other

More Info: https://www.ridebt.org/news-alerts/162-cadet

Virginia Tech Football Game Day Service

Blacksburg Transit offers service on all buses and shuttles on football game day(s). In addition to regular fixed-route service, Blacksburg Transit runs extra football buses on regular routes to facilitate large crowds. Blacksburg Transit also offers shuttle service from public parking at P2 (map), located at 3109 Prices Fork Road to Lane Stadium. Those parking at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School may catch the Toms Creek route to the Stadium. (Note: Parking lots are operated by the local school systems and charge fees to park). 

  • Monthly passes are now valid all day on game days.
  • Valid VT Hokie passports are valid at all boarding locations, including P2 and the E-lot.
  • Exact change is required. Drivers are unable to make change.
$0.50 per rider Beginning of service until three hours prior to kickoff
$5 per rider * Three hours prior to kickoff until kickoff
Fare Free * From kickoff, until 3 hours after end of game
$0.50 per rider From 3 hours after the end of game until the end of service

* Exception: The game day fare structure above is not applicable to passengers on: The Explorer, Go Anywhere or Two Town Trolley.

BT Access provides free ADA shuttle service for passengers with disabilities to and from Lane Stadium. Please call BT Access at 540-961-1803 for more details.

Football Shuttles begin three hours prior to kickoff and run for two hours after each game. Regular fixed-route service is suspended for two hours after each game so that those buses can be used to assist departing fans.

All shuttles will leave from Washington Street, by Cassell Coliseum after the game. BT staff will be available in safety vests to direct passengers.

Click here for Virginia Tech Game Day Parking & Traffic Information

Transit Tips - Before the game:

  • Please check to see what route/shuttle you are boarding. This will be the route/shuttle you will need to catch after the game.
  • Route buses will drop off at normal stops on campus. They will not change their route to drop off near Cassell Coliseum.
  • Shuttle buses will drop off at Cassell Coliseum.
  • Make sure you have your tickets before you get on board.
  • No food or beverages will be permitted on board
  • BT Access vans drop off and pick up at the southside of Lane Stadium.
  • From P2 to Cassell Coliseum the travel time is about 10-30 minutes, depending on traffic congestion.
  • Traffic congestion reaches and remains at its peak one hour prior to kick off.
  • The on campus handicap lot fills up quickly. Please plan accordingly.
  • Make sure to check which shuttle you need after the game.
    • Green / Area 1: P2, Hethwood, Foxridge
    • Yellow / Area 2: Toms Creek, Gilbert Linkous Elementary, UCB, Progress Street, Patrick Henry Drive
    • Red / Area 3: North Main, Harding Avenue, Windsor Hills, Seneca Circle, Giles Road, Whipple Drive, Red Maple
    • Blue / Area 4: South Main Street, Fairfax Road, First & Main Shopping Center and Professional Park. 
    • Orange / Area 5 (Airport): CRC and the airport (drop-off and pick-up at South Stadium, not Washington St.)
    • Note: Oak Lane riders will use HXP to get to the game, but use the Blue/Area 4 bus to get home.

During the game:

  • Shuttles will provide service throughout the game with pick-ups at intersection of Spring St./Washington St.
  • BT Access operates limited service from Lane Stadium and the on campus handicap lot.

After the game:

  • Football shuttles will resume service at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
  • Please be patient. Traffic congestion usually lasts one to two hours after the game.
  • All route buses and shuttles will depart from Cassell Coliseum on Washington Street; this is the primary departure area for all buses, except where noted. Buses will not make pick ups from the Drillfield area.
  • Make sure to check which shuttle you need after the game. Shuttle lines will be identified by flag color and a number.
    • Green / Area 1: P2, Hethwood, Foxridge
    • Yellow / Area 2: Toms Creek, Gilbert Linkous Elementary, UCB, Progress Street, Patrick Henry Drive
    • Red / Area 3: North Main, Harding Avenue, Windsor Hills, Seneca Circle, Giles Road, Whipple Drive, Red Maple
    • Blue / Area 4: South Main Street, Fairfax Road, First & Main Shopping Center, Professional Park, and Oak Lane. Oak Lane will be served once the bus returns to campus.
    • Orange / Area 5 (Airport): CRC and airport (drop-off and pick-up at South Stadium, not Washington St.) Other departure areas such as Newman Library, Torgersen Hall, Burruss Hall, and Squires East will be served after the crowds at the coliseum have subsided. Note: due to one-way traffic after the game, this shuttle may experience significant delays.
  • Passengers may remain on a bus for 20-40 minutes due to traffic congestion.
  • Thursday Night games are especially challenging due to significant congestion; significant delays should be expected. For those traveling to locations on campus or in the downtown Blacksburg area, walking should be considered.
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