Buses pick up passengers only at designated stops that can be identified by bus stop signs. Arrive at your pick up point at least 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Signal the driver by waving your arm or standing by the bus stop route signs.
When the bus approaches, look at the route color and name located above the windshield to make sure you are boarding the correct bus. If you're not sure, ask the driver. Have your fare or pass ready to deposit. When the bus comes to a complete stop, wait for passengers to exit before boarding. Place your money into the fare box or hand your pass/transfer to the driver for verification before taking a seat. Drivers are not allowed to handle fares or make change.
Ask the driver for a transfer if your trip requires you to ride a second bus. The transfer is good for one hour from the time it is issued. Give the transfer to the driver of the second bus you board. When the bus is approximately one block away from your stop, pull the signal strip located beside the window, or verbally inform the driver. Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop and then exit through the door.
Be sure you have all your belongings with you. It is recommended you wait on the curb until the bus has pulled away before attempting to cross the street. Never cross in front of or behind a standing bus.