Rider Tips

Bicycle mounted on front of bus


  • When getting on the bus, please have your monthly pass, ticket or cash fare ready.
  • Show your monthly pass to the driver.
  • Deposit tickets and cash in the fare box.
  • When paying with cash, please have exact change, as drivers cannot make change.


  • The seats closest to the front of the bus are reserved for elderly and disabled riders.

Rider Etiquette

  • Food and drinks are prohibited.
  • Smoking is also not allowed on the bus.
  • Loud noises, such as music or loud cell phone conversations, are not permitted.
  • Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted on buses.
  • Carry-on parcels are limited to two per rider.

Lost & Found

  • If you lose an item, call Placer County Transit at 530-885-BUSS.
  • Give all found items to the driver.

Other Helpful Resources

  • Check the time schedule listed, or call TART for help.
  • Wait at a TART designated bus stop. Buses stop at TART signs along the road in direction of travel.
  • It is recommended that you arrive at your stop a few minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave.
  • All TART routes are accessible to passengers using a wheelchair. TART buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and tie-down devices.
  • Before boarding the bus, allow passengers to exit, and permit the driver to assist wheelchair passengers.
  • Pay your fare when boarding. Deposit cash, coins, or bus passes in the electronic farebox (PDF). You need exact change as drivers cannot make change.
  • The seats closest to the front of the bus and near the door are reserved for elderly and disabled riders.
  • Transfers between the Mainline and Highway 89 Routes occur at the Tahoe City Transit Center.
  • When on the bus, signal the driver to stop when you are one or two blocks from your destination. To signal a stop, push the yellow tape between the windows or pull the cord located above the windows.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the area, ask the driver for help.
  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Not all stops are listed on bus schedules. Call TART for a complete listing.
  • Bike racks are available in the summer. There is room for two bikes on the rack on the front of each bus on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be able to load and unload your bike without assistance. TART is not responsible for damage to bicycles.
  • Schedules subject to delays due to unforeseen circumstances.