How to Ride

1. Look for your neighborhood bus stop. Its numbers show which bus routes stop there. Many stops have schedules posted on the pole. Wheelchair accessible stops are marked with wheelchair-symbol. Not all bus stops are wheelchair accessible. Call 253.581.8000 to find out if a stop is accessible. If not, a Customer Service Representative will find the nearest one for you.

2. Find your route number. The map shows the streets your bus travels. The timetable lists major bus stops to help you estimate when the bus will be at your stop.

3. Please have your fare ready Use your ORCA card, a single ride ticket, or exact cash. Bus drivers carry no change. Read about fares and passes.

If paying with the E-purse on an ORCA card, you’ll pay the first fare when you tap your card on the bus. Your transfer credit will be automatically calculated, valid toward fares on connecting bus or train trips within two hours. If the second fare is higher, your E-purse will be charged the difference. If the balance in your E-purse is too low, you can pay with cash.

If you’re paying with a regional pass on ORCA,
and the fare on your connecting bus or train is higher than your pass’ value, the difference will be deducted automatically from your E-purse. If the balance in your E-purse is too low, pay with cash.

4. Ask your driver for the stop closest to your destination. When you’re a block away, push the yellow push button strip or pull the bell cord. You will hear a message that says “stop requested” and will be let off at the next stop.

5. Call 253.581.8000 if there’s a place you don’t know how to reach by bus. A Customer Service Representative will be happy to help you. Or check out the Trip Planner.

6. Reading a Timetable is Easy:
Here are a couple of tips: Reading left to right follows the flow of the bus along the route. Reading down a column shows all the buses that come to a specific location during the day.