Transit FAQ

  1. What am I in for if I want to use the bus? When viewing your matches page, note the routes and times at the transit stops. You'll be expected to be at the transit stop before the bus or train gets there, and have your exact fare ready.
  2. Can I use GRH if I ride transit? Most rideshare services permit transit users to use GRH, if the nature of the emergency is such that transit service isn't available when you finally leave work, or if you need to go somewhere other than home where this is no transit service, such as to a school when your child is ill.
  3. Riding after dark. Be sure you are wearing light colored clothing and/or signaling the driver with a lighted device, such as a cell phone or a flash light.
  4. Am I eligible for a free or reduced fare? Free or discounted passes for buses might be available in your neighborhood by reason of age, youth, student status, or disability, etc. You often can go to the main bus depot and purchase a discounted pass.
  5. Make sure you catch your bus going in the right direction. Don't just go by the route number. At some subway or train stations that are part way along a route, buses may use the same bay for both directions of travel so if you just go by the route number you may end up on a bus taking you farther away from your destination. If you're not sure, ask the driver before you board and pay your fare.
  6. Getting off at the right stop. If you need to get off before the last stop, then pull a hanging cord or press a button to indicate to the driver that you want the bus to stop. Pull the cord or push the stop button when you're about a block from where you need to get off of the bus.
  7. Take it all with you. Before you get off, make sure you have all of your belongings with you.