Smart Way & Smart Way Express
The Smart Way is a commuter bus service that links the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. The service begins in downtown Roanoke at Valley Metro's Third Street Station Transportation Center and ends at the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center. The route from the New River Valley to the Roanoke Valley is the exact reverse.
Free copies of the Roanoke Times are available for our passengers to enjoy while riding the Smart Way Bus. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
Smart Way Express
The Smart Way Express(SWX) is a commuter bus service operated by Valley Metro. The Smart Way Express connects the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCRI) on the Roanoke campus.
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RTPI (Real-time Transit Passenger Information) Valley Metro’s VMGO RTPI service will be launched in two distinct phases. Phase I is for the Smart Way, Smart Way Express, and Star Line Trolley. Phase II - will provide RTPI for all Valley Metro services. Learn More