(English) Riding the Bus

(English) Riding the Bus


Hello. I’m Dinah Wilson, Community Development
Block Grant Coordinator with the City of Kent. We are working with the King County Mobility
Coalition to make sure you have the information you
need to travel around King County. Welcome to the second video in our series which will help you learn how to ride Metro
and Sound Transit buses. Please arrive at your bus stop at least five
minutes early. When the bus arrives, look at the destination
signs on the front and side. Match your route number to the route number
on the bus to make sure it is the right one. If you don’t speak English, have your family
write down your destination bus stop and return bus stop. Show it to the driver
when you get on each bus. When you see your bus coming, raise your hand
to let the driver know you want to ride thr bus. Have your fare payment ready before getting
on the bus. Seats in the front of the bus are reserved
for elderly people and people with a disability. Sit where you can hear and see the bus driver. Please keep the aisles of the bus free to
allow other riders to get to their seats. Keep your bags on your lap or under the seat. All Metro and Sound Transit buses have lifts
or ramps for people using a wheelchair, scooter, walker
or cane and people who have trouble climbing steps. You can only use a lift or ramp to get on
and off the bus at an accessible bus stop, which will display
this sticker. To use the lift or ramp, make eye contact
with the driver to let him know that you need the lift or
ramp. If you are in a wheelchair, get on the lift
or ramp and then move into the area for wheelchair
seats at the front of the bus. The bus driver will secure the chair for you. If you know your stop is coming, pull the signal cord that runs along the top
of the window one block before the stop to let the driver
know you want off the bus. Some buses may have yellow strips instead
of cords. Please wait for the bus to stop before standing
up to get off. This will prevent you from falling. If you use a wheelchair, press the yellow
pushbutton strip on the bottom of the flip-up seats in the
wheelchair area. Once the bus comes to a stop, wait for the driver to come back and remove
your wheelchair securements. King County Metro and Sound Transit provide
free training on how to ride the bus for seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink provides training for groups of people
on how to ride the bus. Their program is called Ride Around the Sound and is for low-income individuals, people
with limited English skills, and veterans. Thank you for watching this video. We hope
it was helpful. If you have questions, please call these numbers. Now that you know how to ride the bus, please watch the next video to learn about
other transportation services in King County.

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