An extensive network of over 165 bus routes serves the county. Fare can be paid using cash (exact change) or a TAP card. Metro's fleet offers different types of services:
- Local buses stop around every two blocks and are painted orange
- Rapid buses are faster buses with fewer stops only at major intersections and are painted red
- Express buses travel on routes on freeways for longer distances with fewer stops and has a higher premium.
- Orange and Silver Lines are bus rapid transit lines (BRT) that run on dedicated busways and require payment by TAP card.
How to Ride Metro Bus
1. Catch the bus
- Arrive 10 minutes early and wait away from the curb but somewhere where the operator can see you.
- As bus approaches, wave for it to stop
- check the head sign above windshield for route number and destination to ensure its your bus
2. Boarding the bus
- Wait for bus to make a complete stop
- Have your money or TAP card ready
- Take a seat or use handrails/handholds
3. Enjoy the Ride
4. Exiting the Bus
- Watch and listen for your stop.
- About one block before your destination, press the STOP button or pull the yellow cord
- Exit through the rear door and make sure you have all your belongings.
Riding Tips & Safety
- Never run after or next to a moving bus.
- Watch for oncoming buses in both directions.
- Let riders in wheelchairs or with disabilities board and or exit first.
- Be ready to exit when you arrive at your stops.
- Step away from bus after exiting.
- If riding with a bike, make sure you let the Operator know you will be taking your bike from the front rack.
- Use our Trip Planner in advance to plan your trip.