Any item left on the bus will remain there until the end of the day. If you remember the bus number, you can get on that bus and check with the operator; unclaimed items will be turned in to BT at the end of the day. Blacksburg Transit is not responsible for items lost or left on the bus. If you think you may have left an item on the bus call 540-443-1500 and our staff will attempt to locate the item.
All items found on BT buses will be logged in to Lost & Found the following business day. Items will be held in the Lost & Found storage room and logged according to the date the item was found along with a detailed description. All items will be kept until the owner claims them, or until 60 days have passed, whichever occurs first with the exception of Virginia Tech property, ID’s and bank cards. After 60 days the items will be disposed of accordingly.
- Virginia Tech property, ID’s and bank cards will only be held for 15 days. After 15 days unclaimed property will be returned to the issuing agency.
If, after 60 days items have not been claimed they will be disposed of in the following manner:
|ITEM||LENGTH OF TIME TO BE HELD||DISPOSAL METHOD|
|Bank Card/Drivers License, etc.||15 days||Destroy cards|
|Bicycles||60 days||Sell at Town Auction|
|Books (including text books)||60 days||Donate to local Thrift Store|
|Books (Library)||Immediate Return||Return to issuing Library|
|Cash||60 days||Deposit into fare box|
|Cell Phones||60 days||Donate to phone recycling program|
|Clothing, Jewelry & Small Electronics||60 days||Donate to local Thrift Store|
|Keys - VT Property||15 days||Return to VT|
|Keys - All others||60 days||Trash|
|Perishable Items (including liquids)||Immediate Disposal||Trash|
|Umbrellas & Water Bottles||15 days||Donate to local Thrift Store|
|VT Hokie Passport||10 days||Return to VT|
|Wallets||15 - 60 days||After 15 days - Destroy bank cards & ID's. Return Hokie P to VT
After 60 days - Deposit cash into fare box. Once wallet is emptied, donate to local thrift store
Please fill out the form below to notify us about items that have been left on one of our buses.