Some folks around the New River Valley may soon have one more route when it comes to getting to work.
We're talking about the BT, the Blacksburg Transit. It's been around close to 30 years, and the big bosses say they need to expand their morning route by one.
For a couple of years now, folks going to Blacksburg from Christiansburg early in the morning for work have had the option of taking the bus.
Currently Blacksburg Transit has a single 10- stop commuter route that starts picking up riders in Christiansburg at 7 a.m. and aims to get them to work in Blacksburg by 8. BT says a second morning commuter line is in the works, and its drivers are patient.
"So in Christiansburg with the commuter route, every timed point on there the driver actually stops and waits till that time actually passes and then they continue their route," Fiona Rhodes of Blacksburg Transit said.
BT says it picks up and drops off more than 3 million riders each year on 44 permanent routes.
But is it easy trusting someone else to get you to work on time?
"You're putting it on someone else to get there for you that may or may not be the most comforting for people,” rider Dustin Dorph said. “But I've ridden the BT for four years and every time I’ve been on it, for the most part, always on time."
We found Tom Fishter waiting for the bus. An early morning route just for work? He likes that.
Last month, BT says its current morning commuter route from Christiansburg to Blacksburg had nearly 400 riders.
The second line could be added next month or in September.