How to Ride the Bus

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What is Fixed Route?

getintouch1PARTA‘s Fixed Route service consists of buses that travel along designated routes and stop at specific locations and times.  Schedules for each route are available either in a printed format or online.  All PARTA‘s Fixed Route buses are accessible with space for two wheelchairs and are equipped with bike racks.  Fixed Route services operate on weekdays, with limited weekend service on selected routes.

The Fixed Route is the easiest, most affordable and economical bus service.  Below is a guide to help you ride PARTA.

Boarding the Bus

  • Be at the nearest bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • If the approaching bus shows the route number and destination you want, signal the driver by waving your hand to indicate you would like to board.
  • Upon boarding, pay your fare with exact change or swipe your pass.
  • You may also purchase extended passes such as an all-day pass or refill your 10-ride pass at this time.

Exiting the Bus

  • Two blocks prior to your bus stop, tell the bus driver or pull the cord above the window.  When the bus comes to a complete stop, when possible, exit the bus through the rear door.

Tips & Facts

  • To keep the bus running on time, please have bus fare or pass ready before you board.
  • Please occupy seats furthest away from front doors first so others may board quickly.
  • Only occupy one seat and rest your bag or briefcase on your lap or under your seat.
  • When possible, please exit at the rear doors to help eliminate congestion at the front of the bus while new riders are boarding.
  • Buses can accommodate standing passengers.  If standing, please maintain a firm grip on a railing or seat handle.

Thank you for Riding PARTA!