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Student Pass Code of Conduct

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
  • 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
  • possession of a weapon

Possible consequences: 

  • deactivation of student pass
  • loss of all ridership privileges for 30 days or more
  • being banned from all Metro Transit property including buses, trains and stops