Starting in June the hours on the BRCC Shuttle North and South routes will be reduced in the evening. Historically, the route served Blue Ridge Community College students commuting to the campus in Weyers Cave for classes. With greater opportunities for virtual learning and the shift toward more online courses, traffic to campus in the late evening has reduced significantly. The existing schedule currently operates until 10:30 pm (South) and 11:00 pm (North) Monday through Thursday, and until 7:30 pm (South) and 8:00 pm (North) on Friday.
To better align service with demand, the routes will now end at 5:30 pm (South), and 6:00 pm (North). The new hours will be the same Monday through Friday. This change will go into effect on Monday, June 5, 2023, and will be a permanent change.
We recognize that any change to a transit schedule may have an impact on existing riders and the general public. The CSPDC and BRITE Bus offer opportunities for the public to provide feedback on these changes. There are multiple options for providing feedback.
CSPDC & BRITE Bus staff will be hosting pop-up events throughout the month of April to talk with riders about the upcoming changes. If you’d like to provide feedback in person, you can speak with staff at the following dates and times:
BRCC Houff Student Center – April 19th from 9:00 – 11:00 am, and April 20th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm
JMU Godwin Transit Center – April 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Staunton Lewis Street Hub – April 27th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
An online survey will be available through May 19th. The survey will ask a few questions to help us understand how riders use the BRCC routes, and provides an open-ended comment box for any feedback you’d like to share. The survey link is available on the BRITE Bus website.
You can provide feedback in writing. Please email your comments to Devon Thompson, Transit Planner (email@example.com) or by mail to:
CSPDC – Devon Thompson
112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401
The public comment period is open until May 19th.