About BUCSHOT

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  • The BUCSHOT Gold and Blue routes make 15-minute loops around the east and west sides of campus.  The Gold route serves the east side of campus, including Buc Ridge apartments.  The Blue route serves the west side of campus, including Heights at 1301 (formerly Campus Ridge) apartments. The Gold and Blue routes are served by two buses, which run from 7:15 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri. (Last daily runs of the Gold and Blue routes begin at 4:45.)   Click on Service Area/Route Maps/Schedules link above.
  • The BUCSHOT Teal route makes a 15-minute loop between the east side of campus and University Edge apartments.  It also connects students to the new Baseball Stadium, and the parking lot at the new Baseball Stadium. The Teal route operates from 7:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. (Last daily run of the Teal route begins at 4:45 p.m.) Click on Service Area/Route Maps/Schedule link above.
  • The BUCSHOT Red route travels in a 20-minute loop between the ETSU West Walnut Street parking lot and ETSU parking lot 22a (on Go Bucs Trail), connecting both parking lots with the center of campus.  The Red route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:45 a.m. until 2:20 p.m. on Friday. Click on Service Area/Route Maps/Schedules link above.
  • The BUCSHOT Evening (Purple) route operates on a fixed-route schedule from 5:00 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Mon-Fri (Last daily run of the Evening route begins at 10:00 p.m.) with Safe-Voyage trips available upon request, to areas served by the Bucshot Gold and Blue routes from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight, Mon-Fri, by calling 914-5940.  Areas served by the Teal route are served by Safe-Voyage trips from 10:45 p.m. until 12:00 midnight, Mon-Fri. All evening BUCSHOT service is provided by one bus.  Click on Service Area/Route Maps/Schedules link above.      (Note: After midnight, Mon-Fri, and during all other times, on-campus security escorts are available by contacting the ETSU Department of Public Safety at 439-4480.)

    (During the hours of 5pm-8pm Bucshot will offer route deviations up to ¾ mile of the evening Purple route. Advance reservations are preferred to fulfill the request; however drivers may deviate when their schedules permit.  This is an option for Paratransit riders as well. Call 914-5940 to make reservations.)

BUCSHOT is like having a car on campus, to get to class, work, the library, or visit friends, but without having to pay for gas or worry about parking. Best of all, trips on Bucshot are FREE!  Campus visitors and the general public may also ride Bucshot for free.

ETSU Students/Staff may also ride the entire JCT "regular" fixed route system free, with current ETSU ID, and travel to destinations throughout the City.  For JCT fixed route maps and stops, click on the ride guide tab above, or click here: JCT Fixed Route Ride Guide.   BUCSHOT route maps have a symbol (a yellow star inside a blue circle) to note where the route connects with a JCT "regular" fixed route stop.  Take advantage of this great transportation system. It's good for the environment, the community, and you!

BICYCLISTS:  JCT's newest buses are equipped with bicycle racks on the front of the bus, onto which you may load your bicycle.  You may bring your bicycle on board any older JCT bus, which is not equipped with outside bicycle racks.  This connects bicyclists to the ETSU campus and the areas of Johnson City covered by the JCT fixed route.

Note:  JCT prohibits anyone from riding Bucshot longer than one complete route loop without disembarking at a destination.

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