Bus Rules

** Children are assigned to one route and one stop and must show their pass when boarding the bus. Children without a valid pass will not be permitted to ride. This includes occasional play dates, even if the friend has a pass for another route.

Waiting for the Bus

  • Plan to board at your assigned stop only.

  • Know when your bus departs and where to line up to catch the bus.

  • Arrive five minutes before your scheduled departure time.

  • Wait quietly at the stop.

Boarding the Bus

  • Wait until the bus has stopped, and the bus driver says it’s OK to board.

  • Hold onto the rails while boarding.

  • Show the bus driver your bus pass.

  • Find a seat and sit down.

  • Keep the aisle clear.

  • Do not bring anything onto the bus that is not allowed at school.

Riding the Bus

  • Remain seated at all times.

  • Keep body parts inside the bus at all times.

  • Talk quietly with friends.

  • Listen to the bus driver.

  • Do not distract the driver or interfere with the driver’s operation of the bus.

  • Do not stand while the bus is moving.

Disembarking the Bus

  • Disembark at your assigned stop only.

  • Wait until the bus has stopped, and the bus driver says it’s OK to disembark.

  • Do not push or shove.

  • Once you are off the bus, do not run in front of the bus or in between buses.

  • Once a child exits the bus, he/she is the responsibility of his/her parents or guardians. If a student requires supervision once dropped off, plan to arrive early so as not to leave him/her unsupervised. Kindergarteners and first graders must be met by a guardian in order for the bus driver to release them in the afternoon. If they are not met by a guardian on the Blue, Green, or Red PM buses, then students will be brought to Del Mar Middle School where First Student will contact their parent for pick up.

Additional Behavior Guidelines

  • No sharing bus passes.

  • No eating, drinking or littering on the bus.

  • No throwing objects on or at the bus.

  • No bullying or harassment of others.

  • No fighting, profanity or spitting.

  • No vandalism of the bus, bus stop or surrounding property.

  • No smoking or fire hazards on the bus.

  • No illegal substance abuse or controlled substance use.

  • No animals or hazardous materials or objects on the bus.

  • All items brought on the bus should be in a backpack, except for approved musical instruments or sports equipment.

Disciplinary Action

  • A verbal warning will be issued by the driver to a student violating behavior guidelines and documented with the operations manager at Marin Transit.

  • If the student continues to misbehave, an Incident Report Form will be filed and the Parents will be informed.

  • Further misbehavior may result in the child’s pass being suspended or revoked without refund.

  • Parents/guardians are financially responsible for vandalism caused by their child.