Pierce Transit Rules of the Road
To help ensure the safety, security, comfort and convenience of those who use our services, Pierce Transit regulates conduct on its buses and property. In simple terms, you need to show respect for your fellow passengers, transit employees and for the transit vehicles and facilities you use.
Transit passengers enjoy a safe, secure, comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and the overall efficiency of the transportation system improves.
It only takes one person to ruin the ride.
That’s why we take our “Rules of the Road” very seriously. Those who violate the Rules of the Road or Unlawful Transit Conduct (UTC) may be asked to leave the vehicle or facility immediately. Violators may be excluded from transit services for a period of 90 days up to one year. In addition, Pierce Transit Police and local law enforcement agencies can cite those in violation of UTC.
How you can help
Report any safety or security problems on the bus to the driver.
If situations prevent you from alerting the driver, and you see a serious crime being committed or a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 to report the problem when it’s safe to do so. If the incident is on a bus, be ready to give the route number, direction the bus is traveling, and the bus fleet number. Inside the bus, the fleet number appears in the right front corner, opposite the driver. Outside the bus, it appears on the outer bus corners.
We appreciate your help in abiding by these Rules of the Road, and thank you for doing your part to ensure everyone has a safe and comfortable transit experience.
Rules of the Road
Pierce Transit’s Rules of the Road were developed to protect you and those with whom you ride. Adherence to these rules is mandatory and violators may be excluded from riding.
|1. No use of alcohol |
2. No smoking (traditional or electronic) except in designated areas.
3. No beverages in open containers.
4. No eating.
5. All animals must be kept in suitable containers except for service animals.
6. Sound producing devices must be played through earphones so that the sound is limited to an individual listener.
7. Speak quietly when using a mobile communications device.
8. Children may remain in a stroller while on the bus if the stroller has brakes in a locked position, does not block the aisle, doors or steps and is controlled by an adult at all times. If occupying a wheelchair space, and the space is needed for an accessible boarding, the child and stroller must be moved by the adult. Children with special needs may remain in the stroller.
|9. No lawn mowers or other gas-powered equipment. |
10. Gasoline and flammable liquids are strictly prohibited at all times.
11. No explosives or corrosives.
12. Distributing flyers, pamphlets, brochures, or other written material is prohibited unless authorized under a Pierce Transit facilities use permit.
13. No unlawful firearms or weapons of any type.
14. Please keep children seated while on the bus.
15. Customers must wear shirts and shoes when on PT vehicles or in PT facilities.