Bus Rules |
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River Cities Public Transit requires that all youth
passengers are pre-registered before they begin riding.
This is required as a precautionary measure to make sure
- The parent/guardian is aware that their child is
riding the bus.
- RCPT has permission to transport that child.
- RCPT has emergency contact information if
Any children attempting to board the bus who is not
scheduled will be sent back inside to call a
parent/guardian for alternant transportation.
Every client will be given a fare card, this card
will hold any amount that you desire to put on it. The
client will then swipe the card upon entering the bus,
this will both check your child onto the bus and remove
the fare from the card. The first fare card will be
given to the child for free any other’s lost afterwards
will be replaced for a fee but the original amount on
fare card will still be on the new fare card as well.
Payment is to be made either in advance or upon
boarding the bus. Lack of payment will result in child
being sent back inside to call for alternate
transportation and the ride will be considered a “no
Any misconduct on the bus will result in a warning
and a parent or guardian will be notified. If the
problem persists the rider will be suspended. The length
of suspension will depend on the seriousness of the
All passengers must arrive at the bus within a five
minute time frame, or the ride will be considered a “no
show.” One of the reasons we have this policy is to keep
our routes as efficient as possible. After a “no show”
if the passenger still wants a ride, they will have to
wait until their new ride can be fit back into the
schedule, and the passenger must pay the fare of the
missed ride plus the same day fare of $5.00. The
passenger will not be permitted to ride again until the
“no show” is paid for.
Parent Ride Along
We offer parents a chance to chaperone the buses
while youth are being transported. Anyone who is
interested will receive a discount Please call our
office if you would like to know more.
Any extracurricular activities such as band, choir,
after school program etc… must be scheduled and paid for
separately from the $15.00 monthly YMCA or Boys & Girls
Club rate. All no shows will be charged accordingly.
All Kid Stop Program Member’s transportation is
covered to the YMCA. The YMCA will provide a voucher
after you register there and you must present it at the
time you register for transportation to verify your
Non members will be charged $1.00 per ride per child
to the YMCA or $15.00 per month per family (pre-paid)
all no shows will be charged accordingly.
Boys & Girls Club
The rate to the Boys and Girls Club is $15.00 per
month per family (pre-paid) or $1.00 per day per
passenger. This rate covers pre-scheduled rides only.
All no shows will be charged accordingly.
All Passengers are expected to follow these
rules while on any River Cities Public Transit vehicle.
1. Pay fare or present valid bus pass Upon Boarding
2. Inside voices ONLY - No Yelling
3. No foul language
4. Courteous to other passengers
5. No fighting (hitting or rough housing)
6. All children will be dropped off at the pre-arranged
7. Any changes to schedule can only be made by a parent
or legal guardian
8. No food, drinks, or candy
9. Personal belongings remain stowed
10. Remain seated
Q: If my child rode last year do I have to sign him/her
up next year?
A: Yes, we don't know if you will need our service or
not next year
Q: How do I register my child?
A: Online or stopping by our office.
Q: How do I get a punch ticket?
A: Stopping by the office or through the driver.
Q: Can I cancel?
A: Yes, just be sure to call 1 hour before the scheduled
pick up time
Q: How old does my child have to be to ride the bus?
A: With and adult—any age; Alone—at least 4 years old
Q: does my YMCA or Boys & Girls Club Membership include
A: No, more information inside this brochure.
Q: What happens if my child does not have their bus pass
A: The driver will send them back inside the
building/residence they were at to call for alternate
transportation (the missed ride will be considered a “no