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
- refusing to use head-phones while listening to music
- 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
- 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