Summer Bus Checklist

Easily plan your bus trip with the BusReady Trip Planning Checklist. Download, print and work through each step on the checklist to make riding the bus an easy and safe way to get to where you need to go.

It is important to have a plan when you take the bus. There are many things to think about, including:

  • Where do you need to go?
  • What bus do you need to catch?
  • What time should you be at the bus stop?
  • Which stop will you exit at?
  • Have you planned your trip with a trusted adult?

Let’s get started on planning your bus adventure!

How do Buses Help Our Community?

Buses are important in our community for many reasons!

Buses are a form of public transportation, or public transit for short. Public means that all people can access a service. Transportation means moving people and things from one place to another. People use different types of public transportation to get from place to place. Buses, trains and ferries are all types of public transportation!

Some people depend on buses to get to their jobs because they may not have a car or another way to get there. Many people take the bus because they want to reduce their impact on the environment. Most communities have some kind of public transportation service.

In small communities, people may walk or ride their bikes to places they need to go. As a community grows, its public transit system grows too! Buses help people get to places faster. If you have more people living in a community, more people may need the bus to get around. BC Transit provides bus services in communities big and small across British Columbia, outside of the Greater Vancouver area.

Questions to think about:
-What are some other ways buses are important?

-What makes public transit accessible to everyone?

-Do we need buses in communities?

-How many buses does a community need?

-What would people do without buses?

Are you looking to explore a BC Transit bus?

Check out our Virtual Tour to understand the bus before you board.