Policy Procedure
Servicing Bus Stops











               City Policy

               State Law

               Federal Law

  1. Buses will be stopped parallel to the road.  If there is a curb, the bus should be 6″ to 12″ from the curb.  If it is not possible to do this, then the bus driver should stop at least 4 feet away from the curb.
  2. While at the bus stop, look at the RouteMatch tablet to ensure it is working.  Report any issues to the supervisor on duty immediately.
  3. Any time the bus driver does an in-street stop, the park brake must be set.
  4. All stops will be made in a manner to prevent a vehicle from passing between the passengers exit door and the curb.
  5. Four-way flashers shall be manually turned on whenever the bus is stopped.
  6. Always clear the stop request prior to leaving a stop.
  7. If a bus driver is going to be late for a transfer connection, he or she is to radio the other operator involved.
  8. Operators will make stops only at designated bus stops.  A complete list of all stops will be available at the Transit Office.  Drivers will notify base immediately as to why they made any unauthorized stops in undesignated areas.
  9. Stopovers while on route are not permitted without permission from the Supervisor, and when made, the bus must be out of the way of traffic.
  10. It is permissible to arrive at a stop ahead of schedule.  However, do not leave any stop ahead of schedule.
  11. If you are running 5 or more minutes late departing the Gondola Transit Center (either direction) and/or the Stockbridge Multi-modal Center, notify the Supervisor on duty via radio.
  12. If you find a vehicle parked in a Bus Stop, please make a full loop around town, and if that vehicle is still there call it into the Supervisor on duty.  We will need the exact location, vehicle description and license number if possible. This does not guarantee the vehicle will be towed. We will notify the Police Department.