When taking Burlington Transit, there are steps you can take to help make every trip a safe one. View our Rider Guidelines for a complete list of on-board related safety items and transportation guidelines to ensure that all passengers enjoy their ride.
- Stand back from the curb when waiting for a bus and especially when a bus is approaching the stop.
- Never run for a bus. You may slip and fall or be hit by a vehicle.
- Leave the bus by the rear doors whenever possible (except when you ask for a Request Stop at night).
- Never walk directly in front of - or behind - a stopped bus. Other drivers may not see you. Wait until the bus moves away before you step into the street so that you can clearly see other traffic.
- Always obey traffic signals and cross the street at corners.
- Take your headphones off when crossing the street or getting off the bus. You need to hear the traffic around you.
- Keep your knapsacks and large bags in front of you when getting on or off the bus. Knapsacks and bags have big, long straps that can easily get caught in doors and railings.
- Keep your arms, legs and head inside all transit vehicles.
Request Stop allows you to exit between bus stops after dusk and during poor weather. Please notify the driver in advance to allow sufficient time for a safe stop.
Burlington Transit participates in Operation PAL, a community involvement program that assists members of the public. This program links radio-equipped drivers from various member agencies with emergency services. Children should be encouraged to ask for assistance from drivers of vehicles displaying the PAL logo.