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Our Students Have Class

Posted January 20th, 2021
customer on bus reading

Plenty of things remain unsure this semester. But you can be sure we love our students, and we're here to make sure they can go places safely.

Safe rides on Foothill Transit are easier than open book tests.

We’re in service for students’ essential trips. And if you’re a local college student, just show your college ID for a free ride — from now until the end of August! We’ve made it easy to get where you need to go safely, so you have one less thing to worry about. We’re making sure our buses have plenty of room to keep your distance. You can do a few things on your end to earn a 4.0 in safety.

Most importantly, we all must go out only for essential reasons and always wear a mask when we’re out during this pandemic.

Head up, phone down

Be aware of your surroundings. Using an electronic device while crossing the street or standing near traffic is dangerous. Do not walk with headphones on. Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street, and only cross at crosswalks.

Getting on the bus

Your mask should cover your nose and mouth before you board the bus. When waiting for the bus, stay on the sidewalk. Remember that any food or drink you bring aboard needs to be put away in spill-proof containers, and there’s no eating or drinking on board. Wait until the bus has stopped and its doors have opened before approaching the bus.

During the ride

Keep your face covered the whole time. Keep your distance from others. While riding, avoid speaking loudly or making loud noises. You could distract the bus operator, and we’re more likely to spread the coronavirus when we speak loudly. Remain seated or hold on if standing, and keep the aisles clear of books and bags.

Getting off the bus

Gather your belongings before reaching your stop. When exiting, use the handrail, and move away from the bus to avoid blocking other exiting riders. If crossing in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet ahead until you are certain you and the operator can see each other. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as soon as you can. Remember to wash cloth masks often.

It’s an honor to be a part of your day. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. We’re on social media or you can call us at 800-RIDE-INFO (743-3463). Keep going good places!

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