Tips for riding the bus (rail)

Tips for riding the bus

Courtesy of GVSU Transportation Services

  • Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop before approaching the front door.
  • Board at the front door only.
  • Exit at the rear door. This will expedite the boarding of passengers.
  • Do not cross in front of the bus after exiting. Wait until the bus has pulled away from the bus stop and you have a clear field of vision in both directions before crossing the street.
  • Use designated bus stops only. For your safety, buses may only allow passengers to board or alight at designated stops.
  • Do not stand in front of the yellow line in the front of the bus. This is a federal safety regulation to allow the bus driver to have a clear field of vision.
  • Hold on to a post, if you are standing, while the bus is in motion.
  • Move to the rear of the bus after boarding so that as many people as possible may board the bus.
  • Use the pull cord to signal the driver that you would like to exit at the next stop.
  • Take an earlier bus, especially during peak times and inclement weather when there may be many more passengers using the bus, to ensure that you arrive at your destination on time.
  • Check that you have all of your personal items (backpack, purse, gym bag, etc.) when you leave the bus.