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Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

How to Ride

Arrive at your bus stop several minutes before the bus is due to arrive. The PVTA picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops marked with the PVTA logo.

Watch for your oncoming bus. The route number and destination is listed on the electronic signs located on the front, side and rear of the bus. If you are not sure you are boarding the correct bus, just ask the driver.

As the bus approaches, move toward the curb, indicate to the driver you want to board the bus.

Have your ticket, pass or exact change ready when you board. If you need to transfer to another bus you must purchase a transfer from the driver while you are paying the fare. Once you've paid your fare move quickly to your seat. Please leave the side-facing seats in the front of the bus for elders and mobility impaired passengers.

As the bus approaches your stop, pull the cord or press the plastic strip near the window. A chime will sound and a "stop requested" sign will light up at the front of the bus. The driver will stop at the next designated bus stop. Please exit through the rear door so new passengers are able to board the bus using the front door.

Read our Riding the PVTA brochure.

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