Menominee Regional Public Transit Rider Rules

  • All riders shall be paying customers as outlined on the route/fee schedule unless prior payment arrangements have been made.
  • All rider transportation requests must be requested at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled route departure time to ensure Menominee Regional Public Transit is able to accommodate rider transportation request. All scheduled routes, ADA Para-Transit trips will be available on first come, first serve basis based on seating availability. All riders must provide physical address for pick up and destination.
  • ADA Para-Transit Trips will be done on an as available first come, first serve basis. ADA Para-Transit trips must be arranged through the dispatch office.
  • All riders are charged per stop, on routes other than fixed/flex routes, according to the route/fee schedule. Any additional stops that are not scheduled in advance must be approved by the dispatcher and will be considered an additional trip and charged per stop.
  • Riders will be charged and billed for no shows at the discretion of the dispatcher and driver depending on the situation.
  • If a child (any age) and parent are going to different destinations, both shall pay full fare. If the child, (under two years old) is going to the same destination as adult then no fare is collected for that child. Children two-years-old and over must pay full fare for their ride to any destination.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, unless prior written arrangements are made by parents or consenting adult and approved by Menominee Regional Public Transit.
  • Under Wisconsin Statute 347.48(4) Children are required to be in a car seat until they reach age 4 and in a booster seat until they reach age 8, riders are responsible for providing their own child safety seat. If rider cannot provide a child safety seat one may be requested by the rider in advance of their trip, child safety seats are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis.
    1. Less than 1 year old or less than 20 lbs. must be in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat
    2. Age 1 to 4, or less than 40 lbs. must be in a forward-facing child seat in the back seat
    3. Age 4 to 8, between 40-80 lbs., and no more than 4 ft. 9 ins. must be in a booster seat
  • Riders should not leave minor children unattended in Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicles. Driver is not responsible for care of children.
  • All riders are required to wear a seat belt at all times, as stated by Wisconsin State Law.
  • Riders that need mobility aid to travel must notify dispatch when scheduling a trip. Riders using a wheelchair or scooter will be secured to their chairs. Riders using a scooter may be asked to transfer to a seat on the bus. All mobility aids must be able to fit within the allotted space and have working brakes.
  • For safety reasons if a rider uses a wheelchair or scooter, the combined weight of the mobility device and the rider may not exceed 800 pounds as defined by the ADA.
  • Absolutely no smoking in or around any Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicles.
  • The driver may refuse transportation to a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. After taking such an action, the driver shall notify the dispatcher of the incident.
  • The driver reserves the right to report and/or remove at a safe location, any rider(s) that is physically or verbally abusive toward the driver or other rider(s). After taking such an action, the driver shall notify the dispatcher of the incident.
  • Enter the bus with exact fare.
  • Drivers do not give change.
  • Riders may load two light shopping bags. If rider plans on traveling with more than two bags please advise Dispatch in advance. Adequate space for the bags must be allotted to fit riders(s) groceries or other items. Additional charges may apply.
  • Riders may utilize personal radios, cassette players, CD players, DVD/Movie players with headphones, as to not impede on drivers ability to safely hear traffic and two – way radio communications.
  • Service animals trained to assist with specific duties are permitted on Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicles and within MDOTS facility. Other animals are not allowed on Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicles or within MDOTS facility unless they are in an enclosed container that can be held on one’s lap.
  • No hazardous materials will be transported or stored on any Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicle.
  • Riders who continue to violate any policy will be subject to a suspension of MDOTS services.
  • Consequences for riders who violate any of these rules:
    1. First “violation” will result in a verbal warning.
    2. Second “violation” will result in a written warning.
    3. Riders with three “violations” within a twelve month period will be suspended from Menominee Regional Public Transit services for a period of one month.
    4. Each incident will be reviewed individually and consequences could vary depending on the severity of the situation and may include suspensions up to one year if recommended by the Transportation Coordinator and approved by the Director of Transit Services. The Transportation Coordinator will deliver warnings and notices of suspensions.
  • Wait on the proper side of the roadway for the bus to make a complete stop before approaching the bus.
  • Please let Senior Citizens the use of front seats first.
  • Do not change seats after the bus starts moving.
  • Collapsible baby strollers, band instruments and small coolers are limited to one per person.
  • No gasoline, batteries or other flammable or caustic materials are allowed on the bus.

This section does not seek to limit or conflict with any federal, state, or local law or ordinance; or to prevent any law enforcement agency or entity from taking any lawful action against any person on a Menominee Regional Public Transit vehicle, facility, or property.