Learning to ride the bus is fun and easy with the help of an experienced Shoreline Metro “Bus Buddy”. Our “Bus Buddy” program pairs you up with a knowledgeable, experienced user of the bus or staff member which makes learning simple and easy!
The “Bus Buddy” program is a complimentary service to our passengers. Scheduling a “Bus Buddy” is free and only takes a couple minutes! Begin by viewing the Bus Buddy pamphlet and completing the Initial Assessment form. The form will help us set up a customized training experience especially for you!
About the Program
What is a Bus Buddy?
An experienced travel companion, user or staff member of Shoreline Metro. We match each new rider with a Bus Buddy to help them become comfortable and knowledgeable with using the bus.
Who can request a Bus Buddy?
Anyone interested in becoming more comfortable and familiar with using the bus.
Is there a fee for a Bus Buddy?
There is no charge for the Bus Buddy program. All Bus Buddies are experienced users or staff members of Shoreline Metro and are complementary to our customers.
What can I learn from a Bus Buddy?
A Bus Buddy is knowledgeable with routes, times, fares and policies. A Bus Buddy will teach you how to:
• read bus maps and schedules
• plan your trip and ride your routes
• pay fares and purchase passes
• prepare for the “what ifs” of bus riding
• “dos” and “don’ts” of riding the bus
• ride the bus with confidence
Best of all…it’s customized to meet your needs!