Clallam Transit System (CTS) Passenger Code of Conduct

At Clallam Transit we take our rider's safety and comfort seriously. Please review our Passenger Code of Conduct and contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.


(As adopted by the Transit Authority Board on January 22, 2007 for both CTS and subcontractors)

For the safety and comfort of all, Clallam Transit System requires our customers to:

  1. Pay the correct cash fare or show a valid pass when boarding
  2. Remain seated while the bus is in motion
  3. Hold on to a hand rail while the bus is in motion if no seats are available
  4. Keep aisles free of all items
  5. Ride quietly and respect the rights of other passengers (using drugs or alcohol, smoking, littering, spitting, possessing strong odors, playing audible music, swearing, or otherwise behaving in an unruly or harassing manner are all prohibited)
  6. Keep all beverages in spill-proof containers
  7. Refrain from eating
  8. Not carry hazardous materials while riding with us
  9. Keep animals, other than service animals, in a closed container
  10. Allow transit operators to drive their buses safely
  11. Cross behind buses, and wait until after the buses leave to cross the street
  12. Walk with bikes and carry skateboards at any Clallam Transit stops
  • System Properties

Passengers may be excluded from CTS buses and facilities for not complying with this code of conduct. Depending upon the nature of the violation, passengers may also be prosecuted for violation of RCW 9.91.025 which regulates unlawful bus conduct. (See Below)

  • "Yield for Buses" - It's the LAW!

Since 1994 it's not just a road courtesy to "Yield for Buses" it is state law. This law requires motorists to yield to public transit vehicles which are signaling to pull back into traffic. But many motorists seem to be unaware of this rule of the road.

The "Yield for Buses" law (RCW 46.61.220) specifically states that the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a transit vehicle traveling in the same direction that has signaled and is re-entering the traffic flow. It is still important for the transit vehicle operator to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the roadway.

Clallam Transit has multi-colored decals on the back of each coach to help familiarize county residents with this state requirement. The decals are reflectorized for increased visibility in the dark. Law enforcement agencies in Clallam County can issue citations in the enforcement process to violating motorists.

  • Bicycle Access

Bikes are allowed on a space available basis only.

Bike racks are available on all Clallam Transit routes. Bike rack availability on each bus is on a first come basis.

Riders are responsible for loading and unloading their own bikes. For safety reasons, the driver cannot leave the bus to assist. Riders must be physically able to load their own bikes. CTS is not responsible for damaged or loss resulting from improperly mounted bikes.

Motorized bikes are not allowed.

Bikes may loaded or unloaded at any posted bus stop. Remove all items from the bike that may interfere with mounting or could fall off during trip (bags, pumps, bottles, etc.)

Inform the driver if you are going to be loading or unloading a bike.

For your safety, please exit from the font door of the bus.

  • Lost and Found

Items found on a bus, in a shelter, or at a bus stop are taken to the Operations Dispatch Office at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Inquiries can be made by calling (360) 452-4511 Ext. 2.

Items can be claimed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and are kept for 30 days.

  • Pet Policy

If you wish to transport a pet, the pet must be placed in a secured container with a lid.


Unlawful Bus Conduct

RCW 9.91.025

  1. A person is guilty of unlawful bus conduct if while on or in a municipal transit vehicle as defined by RCW 46.04.355 or in or at a municipal transit station and with knowledge that the conduct is prohibited, he or she:
    1. Except while in or at a municipal transit station, smokes or carries a lighted or smoldering pipe, cigar, or cigarette;
    2. Discards litter other than in designated receptacles;
    3. Plays any radio, recorder, or other sound-producing equipment except that nothing herein prohibits the use of the equipment when connected to earphones that limit the sound to individual listeners or the use of a communication device by an employee of the owner or operator of the municipal transit vehicle or municipal transit station;
    4. Spits or expectorates;
    5. Carries any flammable liquid, explosive, acid, or other article or material likely to cause harm to others except that nothing herein prevents a person from carrying a cigarette, cigar, or pipe lighter or carrying a firearm or ammunition in a way that is not otherwise prohibited by law;
    6. Intentionally obstructs or impedes the flow of municipal transit vehicles or passenger traffic, hinders or prevents access to municipal transit vehicles or stations, or otherwise unlawfully interferes with the provision or use of public transportation services;
    7. Intentionally disturbs others by engaging in loud, raucous, unruly, harmful, or harassing behavior; or
    8. Destroys, defaces, or otherwise damages property of a municipality as defined in RCW 35.58.272 or a regional transit authority authorized by chapter 81.112 RCW employed in the provision or use of public transportation services.
  2. For the purposes of this section, "municipal transit station" means all facilities, structures, lands, interest in lands, air rights over lands, and rights of way of all kinds that are owned, leased, held, or used by a municipality as defined in RCW 35.58.272, or a regional transit authority authorized by chapter 81.112 RCW for the purpose of providing public transportation services, including, but not limited to, park and ride lots, transit centers and tunnels, and bus shelters.
  3. Unlawful bus conduct is a misdemeanor.

[2004 c 118 § 1; 1994 c 45 § 4; 1992 c 77 § 1; 1984 c 167 § 1.]


Findings -- Declaration -- Severability -- 1994 c 45: See notes following RCW 7.48.140.

Drinking in public conveyance: RCW 66.44.250.