Boarding and Fare Payment

Please allow riders getting off the bus to depart before you board. Don’t worry, the driver will wait!

Riders should board one person at a time. Please allow riders with disabilities to board the bus first.



Payment for a bus ride is called “fare.” At the front of the bus is a fare box.
You can slide your bill and coin(s) into the appropriate slots.

If you have a fare card, run the card through the appropriate strip. Remember, you can ask our helpful drivers any questions if you are confused!

If you do not have exact change, you will get a change card from the machine that you can use when you ride the bus again. Remember, drivers do NOT carry change.

Please be considerate of those getting on behind you and have your fare ready before boarding the bus.

For more on fares, please see COLTS Fares. For your convenience, you may want to consider purchasing a monthly pass, a 10-ride pass or a day pass.

If you need to use more than one route to get to your destination, you should tell the driver you need a transfer. Transfers cost an additional 75 cents.

TIP: Please remember to have enough money for your return trip.