Questions & Answers: Riding METRO
On this page, you can get answers to common questions about riding METRO, all in one place.
You can access METRO Park & Ride buses throughout the region at:
- More than 25 Park & Ride lots
- Select METRO transit centers
If you don’t require assistance, enter through the front doors, pay your fare and choose an open seat. Please avoid sitting in the priority seating areas for the elderly and people with disabilities, marked by the International Symbol of Access (Wheelchair Symbol).
If you’re using a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker, wait for the operator to activate an accessible ramp which will allow you easy access through the front doors. You can then pay your fare and proceed to one of the priority seating areas.
Any METRO fare card:
Tap your card on the validator and the fare amount will be deducted. If you prefer to go contactless, you can wave your card close to the validator as well. Make sure the light registers green in the upper right when you tap or wave.
METRO Q Mobile Ticket:
Activate the ticket on your smartphone before boarding. It will display animated colors and motion on your phone. Show that to the bus operator as you board.
Deposit cash and/or coins into the farebox when you board the bus.
No change is given and transfers to other METRO local services aren’t included.
Park & Ride bus amenities allow you to drive less and do more. They include:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Personal overhead light for reading
- Adjustable air vents for each seat
- USB outlet and electrical outlet for each seat
- Overhead storage bins
- Compartments below the floor for larger items such as bikes or luggage