How to Ride
Choosing Your Route
A route number and name, indicating the various stops, are listed on the cover of each bus schedule. These route numbers are also displayed on the large sign above the windshield on every bus. A bus schedule tells you when and where a bus travels.
Schedules tell you when the bus will pass through a major intersection along the route. First, determine where you want to go and at what time you want to be there. Then look for your starting point and look across at the times the bus will be there. Pick a time that will get you to your destination and wait for the bus.
Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival. Stand at the bus stop or in the shelter. Do not stand in the roadway or at the edge of the curb. As your bus approaches, raise your hand to signal the bus operator that you want to board.
Identifying Your Bus
To be sure that you are boarding the right bus, check the route name and number. If you are not sure that you are getting on the right bus, ask your bus operator for help.
Boarding and Exiting the Bus
Let departing customers exit before you board. If you think you might have difficulty climbing the bus steps, ask the bus operator for assistance. All ACCESS ALLEGANY buses are equipped with lifts to accommodate customers who use wheelchairs.
Board the bus carefully. Always use the hand rails for support when you enter or exit. Be careful when walking up or down the steps during bad weather; and be extra careful if you are boarding with young children. The steps can get slippery during rain or snowstorms.
After paying the fare, find a seat quickly and make yourself comfortable. The seats at the front of the bus are reserved for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Please relinquish these seats if they are needed. If all seats are occupied, move to the back of the bus to allow additional customers to board. Please hold small children securely when the bus is moving. Do not allow small children to walk around the bus unattended.