Minneapolis Public School Student Pass Program
Code of Conduct Agreement
Standard code of conduct rules:
- • Be courteous and act respectfully toward bus drivers, other riders and transit staff.
- • No smoking or eating. Beverages only in covered containers and music only through headphones.
- • Hours of use: The Go-To Student Pass is valid between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. At all other times, cash must be used to pay the fare. When riding a Northstar train, your Go-To Student Pass is good for the first $3 of the fare; any remaining fare must come from stored value added to your Go-To Student Pass.
- • Keep cell phone use and discussions quiet and to a minimum.
- • Do not engage in inappropriate actions or use inappropriate language.
- • Remain seated when possible – if standing, hold onto hand rails.
- • Customers with wheelchairs or walkers board first and exit last.
- • On buses, aisle-facing seats are reserved for those with disabilities and senior customers.
- • If buses or trains are full, please give your seat to a senior or a person with disabilities.
- • On train platforms, stand behind the yellow line and stay alert for approaching trains.
- • Train platforms are for boarding and exiting trains only; no loitering and never stand or play on the tracks.
- • Do not attempt to board or exit a train or bus when the doors are closing.
- • No skateboarding, rollerblading, bicycling or playing on train platforms.
- • Report train emergencies using intercoms located at the front and back doors of each car.
- • Emergency phones and video cameras are located on each train platform; on buses, notify the operator if there is an emergency.
- • Prior to boarding, touch your Go-To Student Pass to the validator located on the buses or rail platform each time you ride.
- • Report a lost or stolen student pass to your school’s Student Pass Coordinator immediately.
- • Only you are permitted to use your Go-To Student Pass. Your student ID is on the back of your Go-To-Student Pass.
- • If your student pass is suspended or deactivated you will be responsible for your own transportation
Possible Consequences for infractions:
Examples of minor infractions: excessive noisiness; swearing/profanity; littering; spitting; play-fighting/rough-housing; or refusing to use head-phones while listening to music. Possible consequences: warnings and/or loss of Go-To Student Pass privileges for up to 3 weeks except for travel to and from school.
Examples of major infractions: use and possession of tobacco; use of lighters, matches or other flammable objects; possession of alcohol or drugs; failure to follow driver’s directions; verbal threats; vandalism; physical aggression toward others; or possession of a weapon. Possible consequences: deactivation of student pass; loss of all ridership privileges for 30 days or more; or being banned from all Metro Transit property including buses, trains and stops.