BUCSHOT Service (New Changes for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Semesters)


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 here.


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 (see maps below).  Take advantage of this great transportation system. It's good for the environment, the community, and you!


For real-time bus locations and stop times, please visit www.jctmyride.com. JCTmyride will help you view your bus and all other fixed route buses. Use Google trip planner to plan your trip using JCT fixed route service.


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

Bucshot Maps and Schedules for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Semesters

Bucshot Route Details

  • BUCSHOT Gold
    Makes a 15-minute loop around the east side of campus, including Buc Ridge apartments. The Gold operates from 7:30 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri. (Last daily run of the Gold route begins at 4:45.)  A second Bucshot Gold Route bus will operate from 7:52 - 12:52.
  • BUCSHOT Blue
    Makes a 15-minute loop around the West side of campus, including Student Quarters apartments and Parking lot 22a (near intramural fields and soccer field). The Blue route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Last daily run of the Blue route begins at 4:15).
  • BUCSHOT Red - *Updated Changes- Red now covers VA Campus
    Makes a 30-minute loop begining at the ETSU West Walnut Street parking lot and runs through campus to the VA stop at Stanton-Gerber Hall.  The Red route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Last daily run of the Red route begins at 4:15).
  • BUCSHOT Evening
    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, Bucshot Blue, and Bucshot Red routes from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight, Mon-Fri, by calling (423) 914-5940.  All evening BUCSHOT service is provided by one bus.  (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.)

All BUCSHOT service operates throughout the ETSU fall and spring semesters, excluding ETSU holidays and days when ETSU classes are not in session.

All buses used to provide BUCSHOT service are equipped with lifts or ramps to meet the needs of clients with disabilities.

Johnson City Transit reserves the right to alter schedule and service area to meet ridership demands.  Schedule changes made due to inclement weather are posted on JCT's Twitter page at: Twitter.com/JCTRANSIT