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Passenger Behavior and Safety Rules
Passengers must adhere to the following rules while on-board the vehicle to ensure their safety:
  • On paratransit vehicles – all passengers must use seatbelts. The driver will secure wheelchairs; passengers must use the shoulder restraint.
  • On transit – the driver will secure wheelchairs. Shoulder restraint is passengers’ option.
  • Passengers should refrain from any unnecessary conversation with the driver to avoid distraction.
  • However, passengers should notify the driver of a problem.
  • Service animals are permitted to accompany their owner on the bus. Small animals may be brought  on-board a transit bus only when they are in a carrier and held on the passenger’s lap.
  • Passengers can carry belongings as long as they are small enough to fit on their lap or by their feet.
  • Items cannot block the aisle or be placed on the seat next to the passenger.
  • PCPT is not responsible for items left on the bus.
  • Any suspicious package must be reported to the driver immediately.
  • Please allow the elderly and/or passenger with disabilities to sit in the front seat near the driver.
  • Passengers must remain behind the standee line.
  • Passengers must remain seated until the vehicle comes to a complete stop for alighting passengers.
  • Children under 8 are welcome to ride as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Children age four and under ride free (up to 3 children with each paying adult).
  • Please read “Unaccompanied Children” policy for under age rider.
  • Strollers must be folded before boarding and must not block the aisle.
  • Stay clear of the door when it is opening.


  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • No open food or drink containers.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No weapons, flammable materials or illegal drugs.
  • No vulgar or abusive language.
  • No disruptive behavior.
  • No vandalism.
  • Do not use audio equipment without headphones.
  • Respect the other riding passengers. Conduct conversations at a reasonable volume.
  • Wear shirts and shoes.