Tips for Riding - Young Rider's Guide
Your Ticket to Freedom - Young Rider's Guide to THE BUS
The Next Best Thing to Your Own Car
It's never easy to find a ride when you need it. Your parents are at work, your friends parents are busy, and it's too far to walk. If you only had your own way to get around...
Well, you do. The Bus can be your ticket to getting just about anywhere that you want to go. When you want to go. And you don't have to count on anyone else to get your there.
Oh, the Places You'll Go
Whether you just want to go hang out with your friends at the Boys & Girls Club, travel cross-country to see your cousins, or just need to get to the library to do that homework assignment, The Bus can get you there.
|Service to||Including stops at|
|Los Banos||Los Banos Cinema|
- Know your bus route. Call us or see your driver for maps.
- Have your bus pass or fare with you before you leave for the bus stop.
- If you have questions, ask. Your bus driver is here to help.
- It's okay to use your backpack or other stuff to save a seat for a friend.
- Bring a book, your game or music player (with headphones).
- Pay attention so that you don't miss your stop.
- Check you seat area and collect your stuff before getting off The Bus.
- Don't sit next to strangers.
- Don't talk to strangers.
- Sit close to the bus driver if that makes you feel more comfortable.
- If someone touches you or your things say "leave me alone" very loudly.
- Let the bus driver know right away if there is a problem.
- Report any problems to The Bus at (209) 384-3111 or (800) 345-3111.
Travel by the Rules
- No smoking, drinking, or eating is allowed on The Bus.
- Music devices may be played, but you must use headphones.
- If the person next to you can hear through your headphones, it is too loud.
- Profanity will not be tolerated on The Bus - so no cussing!
- Seeing-eye and guide dogs for assisting the blind and disabled are allowed.
- Pets are also allowed if they are inside pet carriers.
Getting on The Bus
Just Wave! If you are not at a designated bus stop, you can still wave down The Bus. Make sure you're at a corner and put your hand high above your head and wave so the driver can see you. The driver will be happy to pick you up. Of course, if you are anywhere near a designated bus stop, that is your best bet. And your arm won't get tired.
Getting off The Bus
Let the driver know you want to get off The Bus at least one full block ahead of your stop by pulling the "Stop Requested" pull cord. Don't worry, the cord does NOT activate the brakes. It just lets the driver know that you are about done with your trip. You can get off anywhere along the bus route as long as it's safe to stop.
Bikes on The Bus
As if being able to get around town on your own were not good enough, The Bus has bike racks. Ride your bike to the bus stop, remove your water bottle, pump or anything else that might fall off during the trip, load your bike on the racks on front of the bus, lock it down tightly, and you are off to your adventure. It is the ultimate freedom on both ends of the bus route.for more information on Bikes on The Bus.