Going Places, Making Choices: Love Your Bus!
Hopping on a bus rather than waiting around for someone to take you to school, to the game, or over to your friend’s house lets you be independent. But with that independence comes some responsibilities.
Following the rules makes a difference for everybody on the bus. We don’t mean them to be downers–but we do mean them. Love your bus!
Leave no artifacts. Penalties for tagging buses or bus property are severe and could require you to pay for damages. Likewise for other kinds of vandalism.
Keep it clean. Always take your own litter off the bus. And you already know it– eating, drinking, and smoking on the bus are against the law.
Move your seat. Seniors and people with disabilities need that seat more than you do…and it’s appreciated.
Keep your cool. Pushing and fighting don’t belong on the bus. And remember you’re not outside–so save any kind of “loud” for somewhere else. Let everybody ride in peace.
Turn down noise pollution. Wear headphones–it’s the only way you’re allowed to play your music on the bus. And check your headphone volume so other riders can’t hear your tunes.
Pay what you owe. It’s not a free ride…pay your $1.05 or tag your Clipper card.
Listen up. The bus operator is in charge. So when you are asked to do something, you need to do it.
Final destination. Disruptive riders will be asked to leave the bus by the bus operator, who may, if necessary, be assisted by an AC Transit supervisor or a county sheriff.
Now, get out there and go places!