Transportation Rules

SHARP Lines Rural Public Transportation Rules

  • We provide curb to curb service.  Passenger must be able to get to agency vehicle by themselves, or can be accompanied by an attendant.
  • Passengers should sit promptly after boarding the agency vehicle.
  • Passengers must wear seatbelts, and remain seated until the bus has come to a complete stop.
  • All children under the age of eight (8) must ride in a child safety seat. Safety seats must be provided by the client.
  • Adult passengers must properly supervise all children and ensure they remain quiet, buckled in, and seated.
  • All luggage, packages, and parcels must be kept safely beside the passenger to avoid tripping hazards. Limit of no more than three sacks or small bags.
  • Passengers must be very careful when boarding the bus to avoid tripping, slipping or falling, especially watching for steps, curbs, and street gutters.
  • No radios, music boxes, boom boxes, or other distractions are allowed.
  • No smoking or the use of any tobacco products is allowed.
  • Shoes and shirt must be worn.  No swim suits allowed.
  • No open containers are allowed – Only spill proof containers are allowed on the bus – Styrofoam “to go” cups, even with lids, are not considered spill proof.
  • No trash, gum, or discarded foodstuffs or containers are to be left on the bus. 
  • No food or drink is allowed.
  • No Illegal Drugs or Alcohol allowed on Agency Vehicles.
  • No person shall damage, write upon, or soil any interiors of the    SHARP Lines vehicles.
  • No pets or animals are allowed on the vehicle other than a service animal accompanying a person with a disability, or an animal in a cage or approved standard pet carrier.
  • No person shall possess any explosives or carry any corrosive acid or flammable liquid, gasoline or a gasoline container or any type of hazardous material while on the vehicle.  (Respirators and portable oxygen supplies are permitted to be carried on and used on board by a person needing them for health reasons).
  • All portable oxygen supplies/bottles must be secured. You may secure them by using the seat beats, or by using bungee cords, or stanchions. Bungee cords or stanchions must be provided by the passenger.
  • No person shall possess firearms, with the exception of law enforcement officers.
  • No laundry is allowed on board except in an enclosed bag.
  • No person shall interfere with the driver’s operation of the vehicle.
  • No person shall use profane or abusive language toward the driver or other patrons, or act in a hostile or threatening manner on board.