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Bus Etiquette and Rules

Sandy Grade School Second and Third Graders helped illustrate some of SAM's Etiquette/Rules. Please enjoy their art!

Basic Public Transit Etiquette and Rules:

  • Fare must be paid upon boarding.Sandy Grade School Art
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn.
  • Strollers must be folded.
  • Remain seated while the bus is in motion if possible.
  • Smoking or vaping on public transit vehicles is prohibited by law. Please extinguish cigarettes before boarding the bus.
  • Finish food and beverages before boarding or keep them in a closed container.
  • Please be mindful of our “front of the bus” courtesy seating for the elderly and people with disabilities.  Bus drivers may ask you to move if necessary.
  • Please keep your personal devices and conversations personal. Audio of any kind must be listened to through earbuds and kept at a volume that is not discourteous to other passengers.
  • Please use appropriate language -- profanity is prohibited.  Remember: SAM and STAR drivers have the right to remove a passenger from the bus if that person is demonstrating loud or abusive behavior.
  • Space can sometimes be limited, so please be mindful of your personal hygiene.
  • Leave pets at home unless designated as a service animal or in a pet carrier.  All animals (including service animals) must be under the control of their owner at all times.
  • No unnecessary conversation with the driver while the bus is moving.
  • Use designated crosswalks after the bus has pulled away.