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


  • BUCSHOT Gold
    Makes a 15-minute loop around 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 operates from 7:30 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m., Mon - Fri. (Last daily run of the Gold route begins at 4:45.) 
  • BUCSHOT Blue
    Makes a 15-minute loop around the West side of campus, including Student Quarters apartments. The Blue route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Last daily run of the Blue route begins at 3:45).
  • BUCSHOT Teal
    Makes a 15-minute loop between the east side of campus and University Edge apartments and Millennium Centre Parking Garage. The Teal route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. (Last daily run of the Teal route begins at 3:45 p.m.) Click on Service Area/Route Maps/Schedule link above.
    Makes a 20-minute loop begining at the ETSU West Walnut Street parking lot and covers the West side of campus near the parking garage.  The Red route operates from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Friday.
  • 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 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.  (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