After locating your bus stop and time, plan to be at the stop
2-5 minutes before the scheduled time. Although we make every
effort to follow each schedule, traffic and road conditions may
cause unavoidable delays.
Flag stops are for flagging down a bus, much the same way you
would hail a taxi in a large city. While PDRTA does not encourage
flag stops on the Florence Transit System, they can be used on
occasion or on other routes where there are long stretches between
bus stops. To flag down a bus, stand close to the curb and hold
your arm up and out so that the driver can see you. The bus driver
will make every effort to stop the bus for you to board. If you
know ahead of time that you'll be using a flag stop, it's a good
idea to call your local PDRTA office and notify the dispatcher, who
can then let the bus driver know to watch for you. Please note that
drivers need to be able to stop safely without interfering with
normal traffic flow.
Boarding the Bus
Please have your exact fare or ticket/fare card ready before
boarding the bus. Bus drivers carry no money and cannot make
change. Half fare riders must have their identification card ready
to show the driver. If you do not show your card, you will be
required to pay the full fare.
If you need a transfer, please ask the driver when you pay your
fare. You cannot obtain a transfer when you exit the bus. The time
the transfer was issued will be printed on the transfer. You must
catch the next available bus traveling the route to which you
transferred before the time issued expires. When you board the
second bus, give your transfer to the driver.
Riding the Bus
Please make front seats available for elderly or disabled
passengers. After paying your fare, take your seat as quickly as
possible. This allows the driver to start moving the bus and stay
on schedule. When walking on the bus, hold on to the grab rails or
seat backs. Do not move around on a moving bus. Wait until the bus
stops to get out of your seat.
Please, no eating, drinking, smoking, or radios without
earphones on the bus. If you use a cell phone, please do so
courteously. Use care and courtesy when carrying items such as
umbrellas, groceries and other packages. Help keep the bus clean
and take all trash with you.
Exiting the Bus
When you wish to exit the bus, please give your driver adequate
notice. Pull the bell cord at least one block before your stop.
Please use the rear door to exit the bus and allow boarding
passengers to use the front door. After you exit, NEVER cross the
street in front of the bus. Stand away from the bus and wait until
it has left before attempting to cross the street.