Buses & Pedestrians
The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation (HDPT) is constantly updating its fleet with modern, new buses. The new buses, in addition to the existing bus inventory, should significantly help JMU and the City of Harrisonburg meet the growing demand for public transportation.
The main bus terminal on campus is the Godwin Transit Center (GTC) near Godwin Hall and the book store. Here many of the off-campus bus routes arrive and depart. In addition, there are frequent (about every 10 minutes) cross-campus routes like the Inter Campus Shuttles that run continuously from one end of campus to the other during the fall and spring semesters. The current bus schedules can be found at www.hdpt.com.
BRCC Shuttle — Travels around Rockingham and Augusta counties.
Trips with Google — Use Google to plan trips using public transportation.
Home Ride — Leaves the JMU Campus and travels to Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, Richmond and Hampton on weekends.
College Transit — Takes students to major metro areas where they can catch a train or bus. This is especially helpful for students who come from New England when it comes time for break.
Android Application, iPhone Application or iPad — These applications show the JMU bus schedule.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was completed in April 2014. The plan includes many planned improvements in infrastructure, safety, education and encouragement. The plan can be viewed here.
Pedestrians who cross South Main Street are encouraged to use the signalized intersections at Bluestone Drive and South Main Street; at Grace Street and South Main Street; and the tunnel under South Main Street by the Forbes Center. Please do not cross mid-block on South Main Street as this area has high traffic volumes and is dangerous for pedestrians to cross all four lanes.
JMU continues to make some progress with bike paths on campus. Certain parts of the campus are more difficult than others due to some roads being so narrow. However, the current bike paths on Carrier Drive that stop on the main campus side of Interstate 81 will be extended to Bluestone Drive.
Bluestone Drive and Duke Drive will remain shared roads for bicyclists and vehicles.