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On And Off The Bus

Is this your first trip on an AC Transit bus?

Here are some tips on getting started. Hop on board and enjoy the ride.

Get On Your Bus

Allow other passengers to get off before boarding the bus. If you need assistance boarding, ask the operator to kneel the bus. If you have a stroller, cart, or are using a wheelchair/ mobility aid, you can request the ramp or passenger lift to help you board. Typically, all buses have priority seating areas near the door for seniors and persons with disabilities.

If there aren’t any seats available and you’re able to stand for the ride, hold onto the stanchions and handrails as the bus may stop abruptly.

All AC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks. Learn how to load your bike at Bikes On Board

AC Transit buses are stroller friendly. Please follow these guidelines when boarding the bus with a stroller.

Get Off At Your Stop

Request your stop at least a block ahead by pulling the cord, pressing the button on the pole, or pressing the button above your head (on the green, commuter-style buses). The “Stop Requested” sign will light up. If you are not sure when your stop is coming up, ask the operator to let you know.

Leave the bus through the rear doors whenever possible. Wait for the green light before pushing the door open (on buses with manually operated doors) or pressing the door-open button found on the pole next to the door on buses with this feature.

Plan Your Trip

You can use the AC Transit website to create custom trip plans, find the nearest AC Transit stop, get walking directions, view maps, and see nearby routes and services.