There was a major detour for buses that usually stop in front of Burruss Hall on Monday, leaving some students confused and frustrated.
Instead, buses stopped on Perry Street, next to Bishop-Favrao Hall, due to blockades on Drillfield Drive for the April 16 candlelight vigil.
“I found out when I rode the bus this morning,” said Darris Wallner, a senior biology major.
The change in detour was mentioned on the Blacksburg Transit website, but some
students felt there could have been additional information provided.
“We weren’t notified about it so it was kind of upsetting but not a big deal,” said Ralph Vaz, a junior finance major. “It would be nice to have notice next time.
Wallner echoed that sentiment.
“I think a little bit more notification would have been nice,” Wallner said. “I know they had some of the fliers outside of Burruss, notifying patrons there that the stop had moved over [to Perry Street]. Maybe a single email or maybe just something in the newspaper a week ago probably would have been nice.”
Several people found the new stops inconvenient.
“I definitely heard a few people talking on the bus and that they were upset that they were going to be late for class because the bus was going to be dropping them off over here,” Wallner said.
Other students were happy with the change in route.
“I was surprised, but it dropped me off closer to where I wanted to go,” said Kevin Hummel, a junior aerospace engineer major.
On their website yesterday, under news and updates, the Blacksburg Transit stated that there would be major detours expected on campus all day due to the candle light vigil.
Blacksburg Transit also provides BT4U, a device where riders can find the arrival time of the next bus stop.