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:

  • Customers may board buses with a child in a stroller. 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.
  • UPDATED March 25, 2015: Once on board the coach, a child may remain seated in the stroller as long as the child is strapped in the stroller and the stroller is secured in the wheelchair securement area. If the securement area is not available, the customer must remove the child from the stroller and hold them in their lap or in a seat alongside the customer for the duration of the ride. Customers with disabilities using mobility devices have priority in the securement area. (This rule does not apply to ADA Accessible strollers.)
  • Folding strollers must be folded and stored under or between the seats, unless the stroller is too full to do so or if the stroller is occupied and secured as noted above.
  • 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.