Wait, Delay & Weather Policies

Waiting Times
Passengers must wait at the location of the stop ready to board the bus upon arrival. It is suggested to arrive at designated bus stops 10 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time. If no passengers are at a bus stop or no person on the bus needs to de-board, the bus will proceed to the next stop.

Also, if the bus arrives to a stop after the posted stop time under the same circumstances, it will proceed to the next stop without stopping. Use of City Bus services is available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. The buses cannot and will not wait for incomplete boarding parties.

Unexpected Delays
Due to unexpected circumstances (such as the weather, railroad crossings, heavy traffic, car accidents, etc.), it is not always possible for buses to run exactly on schedule. It is not considered early or late up to 5 minutes on either side of the schedule, which is the reason that passengers are asked to be at stops 10 minutes early.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, check local radio, the bus answering machine at 620-626-0100, or the City of Liberal Facebook site for related closings. Normally, if USD 480 closes, City Bus will also be closed. However, the Liberal Transit Supervisor has the discretion to run City Bus service if USD 480 is closed. Additionally, if USD 480 does not close but the Liberal Transit Supervisor deems the weather too severe to operate safely, then operations will cease for the day in question.

In the event of an unforeseen emergency, the Transit Operator shall provide passengers with specific directions for evacuation and/or other necessary actions. For your safety and that of our other passengers, you must comply with the directions provided. Transit Operators are licensed Commercial Drivers and are provided extensive training to meet federal regulations for safety.