Johnson City Transit Ride Guide
   

For a new interactive website showing a map of the real-time location of each route and stop, please click on the map below.

 

For a printable list of stops for each route, with times and text codes, please click on the box below.

JCT Operating Hours

 

  • Johnson City Transit System operates Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. (last 30-minute route begins at 5:45 p.m.), and on Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (last 30-minute route begins at 4:45 p.m.). The Silver route operates from 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday (last 60-minute route begins at 4:15 p.m.), and from 8:15 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Saturday (last 60-minute route begins at 4:15 p.m.). The Orange route operates from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (last 45-minute route begins at 4:15 p.m.). (Note: The Silver route deviates during its 4:15 run to pick up Orange route Franklin Woods Hospital stops.) The Orange route does not operate on Saturdays, Sundays, or JCT holidays (listed below).
  • On Saturdays, call 929-7119 by 4:00 p.m. for a pick-up during the last hour of that day's bus service.
  • JCT buses do not operate on Sundays, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 
  • JCT reserves the right to alter any and all routes, or suspend JCT services, due to inclement weather (imminent, during, or aftermath), at the discretion of the JCT Director.
  • For BUCSHOT hours of operation, click on ETSU BUCSHOT tab, above, or click here.

JCT Fixed Route Information

  • JCT operates seven buses on 13 fixed routes in the City. Ten of JCT's 13 fixed routes are approximately 30 minutes in length and alternate, once each per hour.  Two fixed routes (Orange North route and Orange West route) are approximately 45 minutes in length and alternate every 45 minutes. One fixed route (Silver route) is approximately 60 minutes in length.  All JCT fixed routes begin and end at the Transit Center.  Click Here for JCT fixed route maps and stop locations/times.
  • In addition to these 13 fixed routes, the ETSU campus area is served by the JCT BUCSHOT fixed routes, which is open to the public.  For route information, including maps and stop listings, for BUCSHOT service, click on the ETSU BUCSHOT tab, above, or click here.
  • All major commercial and institutional facilities in Johnson City are served by the JCT fixed route, including East Tennessee State University, the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Center, hospitals, shopping malls and centers, and government offices. In addition, the major residential neighborhoods and group housing complexes are served. All fixed route buses are lift-equipped (or equipped with ramps) to meet the needs of clients with disabilities.
  • The following table shows the first and last run of each route as it leaves the Transit Center, Monday-Friday and on Saturday.
  MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
BUS ROUTE
FIRST BUS LEAVES AT:
LAST BUS LEAVES AT:
FIRST BUS LEAVES AT:
LAST BUS LEAVES AT:
Blue 15 After
6:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
No Service
15 Til
6:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.
8:45 a.m.
4:45 p.m.
Gold 15 After
6:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
15 Til
6:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.
8:45 a.m.
4:45 p.m.
Green 15 After
6:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
15 Til
6:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.
8:45 a.m.
4:45 p.m.
Purple 15 After
6:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
15 Til
6:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.
No Service
Red 15 After
6:15 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
15 Til
6:45 a.m.
5:45 p.m.
8:45 a.m.
4:45 p.m.
Silver 15 After
7:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
Orange North
7:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
No Service
West
8:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

NET Trans

For additional information on the NET Trans rural service, please contact NET Trans at: 423-461-8233, Extension 1 or visit the NET Trans website at: http://www.nettrans.org.

 

 

JCT Fixed Route Service Notes

BICYCLISTS: JCT's newest fixed route buses have bicycle racks on the front of the bus, onto which you may load your bicycle. JCT is not responsible for damages incurred or caused by or to bicycles on JCT bicycle racks. Take advantage of this new bus feature and enjoy your bicycling experience in Johnson City!  (Note: Bicyclists may bring their bicycle on board any older JCT fixed route vehicles which are not equipped with bicycle racks, as space allows.)

WHEELCHAIRS: JCT's vehicles accommodate "common wheelchairs." A common wheelchair is a mobility aid with three or more wheels, useable indoors, designed for persons with physical disabilities. It may be manually or power operated.  JCT's current vehicle fleet is equipped with lifts/ramps which can accommodate a wheelchair, when occupied by the client, with a total weight of 600 pounds or less.  JCT will accommodate all wheelchairs which can be safely loaded and transported on JCT vehilces, lifts, and/or ramps.  JCT is unable to accommodate wheelchairs with dimensions so large they pose a legitimate safety risk (such as a large wheelchair blocking the vehicle vestibule and/or interfering with the safe evacuation from the vehicle in an emergency).

JCT's newest fixed route buses are low-floor and are equipped with ramps.  Patrons using wheelchairs should board these buses by driving their wheelchair "face forward" onto the bus ramp.  However, for safety reasons, on JCT's buses which are equipped with wheelchair lifts rather than ramps, patrons using wheelchairs are strongly encouraged to be loaded by backing the wheelchair onto the vehicle lift (with patron facing away from the vehicle).  All patrons using wheelchairs must allow JCT drivers to secure their wheelchair/mobility aid once they have boarded the JCTvehicle. Drivers will assist patrons on and off the vehicle as needed/requested. 

Walkers with seats and light-weight transport chairs are not designed by their manufacturers to serve as wheelchairs and are not safe for a passenger to sit on during a ride on a public transit vehicle.  Therefore, for their own safety, passengers using these devices are strongly encouraged to transfer to a regular JCT vehicle seat during the ride. (JCT driver will assist with this seat transfer, as needed/requested.)  The passenger's walker or transport-chair will be stored on the vehicle during the ride.

 

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