A few tips will help to keep you safe and comfortable when riding our vehicles:
Safety and comfort tips for all of our riders
|Smoking, drinking and eating are not permitted on any of our vehicles.|
|Smoking is not permitted in the subway or at any transit station.|
|Only radios with headphones are permitted for use on vehicles.|
|Please do not litter.|
|Please move to the rear of the vehicle when boarding.|
|Seats toward the front of the vehicle are reserved for older adults (65+) and riders with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs. Please respect their needs and move to another seat when needed.|
|Always stand behind the safety line while the vehicle is in motion.|
|Digital message boards and audio announcements are provided in key light rail stations and on Port Authority vehicles. Please remain alert to messages, as they provide important system information.|
|Objects that pose a hazard due to size of physical composition are not permitted on vehicles.|
|Hazardous materials are not permitted on vehicles|
Riders with disabilities or using mobility devices/special needs strollers
|There are two securement areas at the front of our vehicles for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Using the securement is not required, however, if you want to use them and need assistance, please ask the operator.|
|All buses have the ability to kneel to make the step lower and are equipped with ramps to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs. Please ask the operator if you need to use either feature.|
|Children in special needs strollers may stay in them, but must be kept at the front of the bus in the mobility device area. Such strollers can also be secured if desired.|
Riders are no longer required to fold a stroller when boarding a vehicle. Strollers may remain open with the child secured inside under the following conditions:
- The parent/guardian/caretaker MUST maintain control of the open stroller at all times.
- The child MUST remain secured in the stroller for the duration of the ride.
- The parent/guardian/caretaker MUST maintain the open stroller in a manner that it does not block aisles or interfere with other riders.
- The parent/guardian/caretaker IS requested to relinquish priority seating to elderly passengers and/or riders with disabilities who choose to sit in that area.
- If the vehicle becomes too crowded the parent/guardian/caretaker will need to remove the child from the stroller, and fold/stow it until they alight.
- Children with disabilities are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are permitted to ride in an open stroller at all times.
If you have an emergency while riding a vehicle, please alert the operator. Operators can contact police, paramedics, and other first responders.
If there is an incident on your vehicle that requires evacuation, please follow the operator's instructions. Calmly leave as directed, assisting senior citizens and any other riders whenever possible.