Please have the correct change ready before you board
drivers do not carry change for safety reasons.
Please have your fare ready before you board
No open containers of food or drink and no use of tobacco products. Please
clean for everyone.
No firearms or any other form of weapons are allowed on
Proper attire must be worn including shirts and shoes on
your safety, please fold strollers & carts before boarding, and keep aisles
skates or rollerblades will be worn on
through the forward door; the rear door is used for wheelchair, scooter and
walker passengers only.
take your seat promptly once you’ve paid your fare.
Headphones must be used with any audio equipment.
driver will be the final authority on volume level.
Only service animals are permitted on
cross the street in front of
Bus Code of Conduct
is equipped with a wheelchair lift and there is tie-down space for 1 to 2 wheelchair/scooter
passengers on each bus. Wheelchair passengers should arrive at their bus stop
a few minutes early, position the
wheelchair to clear the lift when extended,
and enter the rear door with the assistance of
Please follow the drivers
instructions for getting on and getting off
safely. When inside, THE
the driver will secure you in the wheelchair position and assist you with
the safety belt system. If unable to pull the signal cord at your designated
bus stop location, please advise the driver of your destination.
Bikes On Buses
All of the buses are equipped with a bike rack, which is located on the front
Riders are responsible for properly loading and unloading their bicycle, and
do so at their own risk.
until the bus comes to a complete stop before moving forward to load
child carriers, baskets or other bulky bicycle attachments.
bottles, pumps or other accessories that could fall off during transit.
reach your stop. Remind the driver you will be retrieving your bike from the
the bike rack in an upright locked position after removing the bike.
your bike, return to the curb with your bike and wave to the driver when you
are clear of THE
and it is safe for them to proceed.
cross the street in front of the THE
Keep in mind, a maximum of 2
or 3 bikes are permitted on each bus at one time, so please allow extra time
in case the bike rack is in full use.
If you are interested in obtaining
training on how to load a bike on the bike rack, please call 754-4444 to make
an appointment or obtain further information.
Brochure: Bikes on Buses
Lost & Found
If you lost something on
352-754-4444 and ask if the item has been turned in. If it has, you can pick up your lost item during normal
business hours, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays) at:
1525 E. Jefferson Ave
If you find something on THE
Bus or at one of
our shelters, please give it to the THE
Regular Riders—All riders that do
not fall into categories listed below.
Student—Grade School & College Students. To receive a Student Discount
Eligibility Card, we will accept the following as proof of age: Current Hernando
County Student ID Card, Report Card, or any other proof of age.
Elderly—65 years of age or older. To receive a Reduced Fare
Eligibility Card we will accept the following as proof of age: a copy of
Driver’s License, Identification Card, Medicare Card or any other
documentation showing proof of age.
Persons with a Disability— Riders with a physical or mental
disability. To receive a Reduced Fare Eligibility Card we will accept a copy
of medical documentation from a physician or social service agency,
including a copy of a Medicare Card.
Transfers—Transfers allow riders to move from one route to another in
order to complete a trip. Riders will only be able to receive transfers at
the Main Transfer Station/Mariner Square. A single transfer is provided at
a cost of fifty (50) cents per transfer.
Headways—Time intervals between each bus stop. THE Bus
operates on two (2) hour headways.