|A solitary students awaits the Trailways bus to head home|
Transportation needs were a lot different in the 1970's. Today it seems like everyone over 16 must have their own car (although I hope that's an exaggeration). So, your choices were to take your clunker home for the holidays OR catch a ride with a friend OR take your chances with your feet and thumb out on the highway OR possibly take the bus.
You know, this made me think .... it really is rare to see hitchhikers anymore. I can't tell you how many times I hitched rides (either alone or with a buddy) to the DC area, and once to southern Florida.
Anyway, at least a long time ago you could go up to the Continental Trailways Bus Terminal located at 400 North Main, opposite the Hokie House at the top of the hill. Now you have to go to Christiansburg to catch a bus.