1. Look at the Bus Route Map
Determine what bus route you need to
take and where that bus goes to. If the bus does not go
where you need to go, determine which bus will get you
there and where you can change from one bus to the
For example, if you want to travel from South Cushman
to the University of Alaska, you cannot get there
without changing buses. You would first take the Purple
Line to the Transit Center, then change to either the
Red Line or Blue Line to finish your trip.
2. Plan the Trip
Determine what time the bus comes by
a location closest to your departure point. This can be
determined by looking at the route schedule. Look for a
location on the route that is close to your departure
point. The locations can be seen across the top of the
schedule. Then read down the column of times to find one
closest to the time you want to travel. The bus will
come around that time.
3. Board the Bus
When the bus arrives, stay on the
curb until the bus stops and the front doors open. All
the buses can "kneel" or tilt down toward the curb to
make boarding easier. If you’re not sure whether the bus
goes where you need to go, ask the bus driver.
4. Pay Your Fare
The farebox is directly in front of you as you board
the bus. Have exact change to pay your fare; bus drivers
do not carry change. If you have a day pass or monthly
pass, please have it ready to show the driver when you
board the bus.
5. Ride Safely
Take a seat. If there is no seat
available, use the grab bars for balance and move to the
back of the bus. There’s usually more room there. Please
keep your packages and personal belongings out of the
6. Signal the Driver to Stop
When you are a block away from your destination stop,
signal that you would like to exit the bus by pulling
the bell cord located above you. The bus will stop at
the route’s next stop.
7. Get Off the Bus
Stay in your seat until the bus stops. For your
safety, wait for the bus to leave before crossing the
street. If you have any questions, please ask the bus
8. Transferring Buses
If you need to change buses, you will
have to pay a fare each time you get on a bus. For
riders using the bus two or more times a day, it will
save you money and time to purchase a day pass. Day
passes can be purchased from any bus driver.
If you have any questions about
changing buses or where to get off the bus near your
destination, please ask the driver. They will help make
your trip as easy as possible.
Thank you for using MACS!