Disruptive behavior

  • All passengers riding on a RHT bus are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is not disruptive or offensive in nature to other passengers.
  • If a passenger becomes disruptive or offensive the driver will bring it to the attention of the passenger and ask them to stop.
  • If the passenger complies they will be allowed to continue their ride.
  • If the passenger does not comply, the driver should not put him/herself or other riders in harm's way and should contact dispatch/management or law enforcement (911) if necessary.
  • Passengers that do become disruptive or offensive may be asked to leave the bus before its destination and may at the discretion of management be barred or suspended from further riding.

Number of packages

  • Passengers shall always be in control of packages and parcels in a way that will not jeopardize any other passenger's safety.
  • No packages will be allowed to block any aisle or exit, inconvenience or injure other passengers.
  • All packages or parcels must be secured in such a way that no article would come loose and move about the cabin freely should the vehicle come to a sudden, unexpected stop.
  • The number of packages shall be limited to what a passenger can carry on board in a single trip and only those which can be secured, not block aisles or exits, and so as not to take up seats needed for additional passengers.
  • Drivers shall not assist with getting packages or parcels from the vehicle beyond curbside drop off point.

Articles not permitted on vehicles

The driver shall exercise good judgement in allowing passengers to carry large objects on board based on vehicle capacity and the impact of safety and comfort of all passengers.

The following articles will not be permitted on board RHT vehicles:

  • Firearms: any device that shoots a bullet, pellet, flare, tranquilizer, spear dart, or other projectile, whether loaded or unloaded, included those powered by CO2. This includes but is not limited to guns, air guns, dart guns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shot guns, cannons, and plastic firearms made with 3-D printers.
  • Weapons: Any device that is designed to or traditionally used to inflict harm. This includes, but is not limited to:
    1)firearms, slingshots, switchblades, daggers, blackjacks, brass knuckles, bows and arrows, hand grenades, hunting knives, nun-chucks, throwing stars, etc.;
    2)any object that could be reasonably construed as a weapon; or
    3) any object legally controlled as a weapon or treated as a weapon under Minnesota law.
  • Explosives: Any chemical compound or mechanical mixture that contains any oxidizing or combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportion, quantities or packing that an ignition or detonation by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, static, radio frequency, energy, or detonator, or any part of the compound or mixture, may cause a sudden generation of highly heated gases that result in gaseous pressures capable of producing destructive efforts on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb. This includes, but is not limited to, firecrackers, black powder, dynamite, plastic explosives, or any improvised compound with the same properties etc., as detonating devices such as detonators, blasting caps, timers, incendiary wire and the like.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and drug use
Vehicle batteries
Gasoline, kerosene, diesel, or fuel cans
Caustic or flammable liquids
Non-folding shopping carts
Non-folding baby carriages
Large bundles that obstruct the aisle, that cannot be secured, or that may inconvenience other passengers (such as but not limited to bicycles, sharp objects, or instruments, and fishing poles with exposed hooks)

NOTE: Rolling Hills Transit (RHT) is aware that certain disabilities may result in the involuntary breach of our passenger code of conduct and as a result we will evaluate each alleged breach on a case-by-case basis.