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Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit Rider Tips

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  • Boarding:
    • 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.
  • Seating:
    • 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 and Found:
    • If you lose an item, call Placer County Transit at (530) 885-BUSS.
    • Give all found items to the driver.
  • Use the route map to determine where you are and which route(s) you will need to take to get to your destination.
  • 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. 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 Hwy. 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.

Contact Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit


Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit

Mailing Address

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit
PO Box 1909
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Office Address

870 Cabin Creek Road
Truckee, CA 96161


530-550-1212 or 800-736-6365
TDD Hearing Impaired: 530-550-9223

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat-Sun: 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Directions & Map

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