I'm ready to ride the bus. Now what?
GFT offers seven (7) bus routes designed to meet your transportation
needs. However, there are a few things that you may want to know before
How do I get information?
The easiest way to learn how GFT works is for you to call GFT at
727-0382. A friendly operator will answer your call. You may
also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will I need to know before calling?
1. Where your trip starts.
2. Where your trip ends.
3. What time you want to arrive.
How do I use a Bus Schedule?
1. Open the map to your direction of travel. Away
from downtown is outbound and towards downtown is inbound.
2. Locate the intersection that is closest to where you want
to board the bus.
3. Refer to the schedule for outbound & inbound buses arrival time nearest
the area where you want to board.
4. To plan your return trip, look at the map and schedule for
the reverse direction of travel and follow the same steps. Arrive at your
stop a few minutes early to give yourself plenty of time.
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How do I know where the bus stops?
The bus will stop at any street corner along the route, if it is
safe. Buses will only stop where they are not blocking the intersection.
How do I know which bus to board?
Diane Spotted Wolf notifies the driver that she wishes to board
Each route is identified by a number, a color code, and a destination sign
is located above the windshield on each bus. When the bus approaches, wave
to the driver to notify him/her that you wish to board the bus. Ask the
driver if you are unsure if this is the correct bus.
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How do I pay my bus fare?
If you are paying cash, you must have the exact change. The driver
does not carry any money. Insert your money into the farebox at the top of
the steps by the driver as you board the bus.
GFT also offers several types of bus passes. For more information on bus
passes, call GFT at 727-0382, or refer to fares
Can I board the bus if I am in a wheelchair?
Yes, all of GFT's buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. When your bus
arrives at the spot, the driver will lower the lift that will enable you to
board the bus. Each bus has an area where wheelchairs can be secured to
prevent movement during the trip. The driver will assist you.
What if I need to ride more than one bus to get where I'm
If you will need to change buses to complete your trip, ask the driver for a
"transfer" when you board the first bus. When you board the next
bus, give the drive your transfer instead of paying an additional fare.
Transfers cannot be used for a return trip on the same route.
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How do I let the driver know I want to get off the bus?
When you are one block from your bus stop, signal the driver by pulling the
cord. The "stop requested" sign will light up in the front of
the bus when the signal is activated. When the bus stops, exit through
the nearest door.
Wait until the bus pulls away before crossing the street so you can see
traffic in all directions. In most locations, the stop where you will
catch the bus for your return trip will be located across the street from where
you were dropped off.
Is there anything else I should know about riding the bus?
1. No food, drink, or radios are allowed on the bus.
2. Be considerate of your driver and fellow passengers.
3. Pets are allowed on the bus in a carrier only.