How to Ride Metro

Traveling with Children

Kid-friendly fares

Four children up to age five may ride FREE with a fare paying adult.

Reduced fares are available to youth ages 6-18. Read more »

Customer safety, convenience and comfort dictate what articles are allowed on the bus. Obviously, there are "gray" areas where the bus operators must make a judgment based on how crowded the bus is and whether or not the article will discomfort or endanger customers. Here are some guidelines for baby strollers and buggies.

Both collapsible and non-collapsible strollers are allowed on buses:

  • At your request, the lift or ramp will be deployed by the operator. The zone needs to be designated as either fully or limited-space accessible.
  • An adult should ride the lift up to control the stroller.
  • Once boarded, children must be removed, and the stroller should be folded and stored under or between the seats. The child must be held in the lap of the adult customer or in a seat alongside the adult for the duration of the ride.
  • If the stroller does not collapse, it must:
    • Not block the aisle or doorways;
    • Be under the control of the owner at all times; and
    • May be parked with the brake set in the priority seating area if space is available. Please note that customers with disabilities and seniors have priority use of this area.

Accessible strollers do not need to be collapsed. Metro classifies accessible strollers as mobility aids.

  • At your request, the lift or ramp will be deployed by the operator. The zone needs to be designated as either fully accessible or limited-space accessibility.
  • An adult should ride the lift up to control the stroller.
  • The child is allowed to stay in the stroller, and the stroller must be secured in the tie-down area.
  • Accessible strollers may be for children with disabilities or for parents with disabilities who are unable to safely hold their child.