How do I ride the bus?

a. First, determine which route services the area in which you want to travel. For example, if you are planning a trip to FCC, consult the #60 or #61/FCC Connector route brochures. Google TransIT (the google maps app on your smart phone) is an online mapping systems that can also be used. Determine when you would like to arrive at your destination and look at the bus arrival times to determine which best suits your needs.

b. Next, determine where and when you will need to catch the bus in order to arrive at your destination at the desired time. Plan to arrive at the bus stop five minutes early. It may be necessary for you to transfer if the bus that serves your destination does not serve the area in which you plan to board the bus. If so, consult the route brochure for the route that serves the area in which you want to board the bus, and find the transfer point between the two routes. For example, if you want to board the bus at FSK Mall to travel to FCC, you will have to transfer from the #20/FSK Mall Connector to the #60 or #61/FCC Connector at the Transit Center in downtown Frederick.

c. Please note that all TransIT services are currently free. When fare resumes, please plan for the following. Cash is accepted on board for single trips as well as tickets. Monthly passes, multi-trip passes, and youth/student tickets may be purchased M-F 8:00am-4:00pm at the County Treasurer’s offices (30 N. Market St.), at the TransIT office (1040 Rocky Springs Rd.) or purchased by mail. Youth/student tickets may also be purchased at the FCC bookstore. Finally, if you are using a credit card, you can use Token Transit, the mobile ticketing app, to purchase tickets (including the one-day pass) from your smart phone. Simply download the app (available for iOS & Android devices), enter your information, purchase a ticket, activate it and show the driver.

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1. What is TransIT?
2. How do I ride the bus?
3. How do I transfer between routes?
4. What is a route deviation?
5. How much does it cost to ride the bus?
6. Where do the TransIT buses go?
7. What are the bus service hours?
8. Do the buses travel outside of Frederick County?
9. What is TransIT-plus?
10. What Commuter Services do you offer?
11. Do you have ADA compliant services?
12. Can I take my bike on the bus?
13. Where do I catch the bus?
14. Will the bus stop if I am close to the stop?
15. Does the bus only stop at bus stop signs?
16. How do I board the bus?
17. How do I exit the bus?
18. Can I have food on the bus?
19. Can I bring a service animal on the bus?
20. Can I bring a stroller on the bus?
21. Do seniors and disabled persons get a discounted fare on the bus?
22. Do children ride the bus for free?
23. Do I need exact change to ride the bus?
24. Where can I buy a bus ticket?
25. How do I pay for a bus ride?