Here are some transportation terms you may encounter while accessing public transportation.
- Accessible Vehicles: Transit passenger vehicles that give access and seating to passengers with disabilities, including wheelchair users.
- Dial-A-Ride/Demand Responsive: Non-fixed-route service utilizing vans or buses with passengers boarding and alighting at pre-arranged times at any location within the system's service area.
- Fare: Amount of money that is required each time you board the bus to pay for one trip from one location to another. When using cash, exact change is required. You may also purchase tokens or monthly passes that can be used for unlimited rides on the system.
- Fixed Route: Service provided on a repetitive, fixed-schedule basis along a specific route with vehicles stopping to pick up and deliver passengers to specific locations; each fixed-route trip serves the same origins and destinations, unlike demand responsive and taxicabs.
- Flag Stop System: A passenger may board a bus at any safe place along a fixed route. When you see the bus you want, signal the driver by waving.
- On Request: Locations with On Request service are notated on the bus schedule. Riders can direct their request to the bus operator or call ahead to arrange. There is no additional fee.
- Route Deviation: A fixed-route transit service that will deviate 3/4 of a mile from it's normal route for prearranged pickups. There is an additional cost for the service. Route deviation must be pre-approved and is not available on express/commuter routes.
- Travel Training: Individualized training that gives riders the skills to travel safely and independently on public transportation.