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Riding with Kids

How to have a safe, comfortable ride with children on board

Boarding the Bus

Step back: stand back from the curb when the bus approaches - buses get as close to the curb as possible to make it easy to get on board. Keep children close to your side and away from the street. 

Take your time: wait for the bus to come to a complete stop, the doors to open, and allow any riders to exit before you try to board. The driver will motion to you if someone needs to exit. The drivers will often "kneel" the bus so that the step onto the bus isn't as high. This kneeling is accompanied by a loud beeping to remind everyone to stay back and protect your feet.

Have your fare ready: to avoid delays, please have your fare ready. Children five and under ride free, while children and youth ages 6 -18 pay the reduced fare. There's also a Summer Youth Pass for youth good during June, July, and August. For details on paying your fare at the farebox and how to buy passes, visit our Fares and Passes page.

​​Get comfy: take your seat right away. Seats in the front are reserved for seniors and people with disabilities. Hang on to the nearest seat or bar because the bus may pull away before you are fully seated.