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Bus Safety Rules

In order to ensure the safety and comfort of bus riders, pedestrians and motorists, it is important to follow these simple rules.

  • Wait in an orderly line for the bus
  • Don't knock on the driver's door or chase the bus. Please wait for the next bus
  • Please respect the bus and bus stops
  • Don't run to board the bus
  • Enter from the front door only
  • Let passengers exit before you board the bus
  • Hold children's hands when you board and exit the bus
  • Board the bus when it has fully stopped
  • Standees must remain behind the white safety line
  • Please use headphones on the bus
  • No smoking, eating or drinking on the bus
  • Please keep the aisles free
  • Use the stop bell before you reach your stop
  • Stand clear until the bus leaves and cross at the nearest crosswalk
  • Look carefully in all directions before you cross
  • Use caution when approaching a stopped bus from either direction
  • You must always stop for flashing red lights even on the divided roads and multilane roadways
  • Stay on the sidewalk until the bus leaves the bus stop
  • Wait until a bus pulls out of an intersection before crossing the street

Help For Special Problems

ComplaintsIf something happens at the bus stop that makes you feel unsafe, tell the driver or call the University Police at (631) 632-3333.ProblemsReport any unsafe road conditions or problems with pedestrian walkways (light outages, potholes etc.) to (631) 632-6400.Lost ItemsCall (631) 632-6418 for any items left on the bus.

ADA Accessible Service

To help you have a safe and comfortable ride, it will be helpful if you:

  • Tell the driver if you would like assistance
  • Board the hydraulic platform in outboard position (back towards bus)
  • Center the wheelchair on the hydraulic platform and apply the brakes
  • Let the driver make sure that the wheelchair is secured properly
  • Let the driver operate the lift gate manually if there is a power failure
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