Safety & Accessibility
Stagecoach’s mission is to enhance the economic, social and environmental health of the region by providing community transportation services that are safe, reliable, accessible and affordable for everyone. Stagecoach pledges to ensure the safety of its passengers, employees, volunteers and the community through the following commitments:
- All staff and volunteers have background checks completed prior to providing any service;
- All staff including drivers, senior management and dispatchers participate in random drug and alcohol testing program;
- All vehicles owned and operated by Stagecoach are inspected prior to every shift for safety and cleanliness, and have preventative maintenance performed on a regular basis;
- All vehicles owned by volunteer drivers have up-to-date safety inspections and are expected to be in a clean and comfortable condition.
Stagecoach pledges to constantly renew its efforts towards safety and to continuously seek new programs and opportunities to increase system safety.
Occasionally, Stagecoach needs to cancel a route or close early due to severe weather or other hazardous driving conditions.
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Call the Stagecoach office at 802-728-3773, check this website, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or listen to Froggy 100.9 for our entire region and also WYKR 101.3 in the Bradford Area, for information on the Stagecoach System.
Safe Service Policy
Please note service may be modified at times on a case-by-case basis due to safety conditions.
All vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts. If you require the use of a wheelchair lift, our trained drivers will assist you in getting on and off the bus.
To ensure the best possible service, all riders needing special assistance are encouraged to call the office ahead of time. Please note, the step height to board Stagecoach buses is between 10” and 12”.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
Stagecoach operates its program and service without regard to race, color and national origin as stipulated in the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color or national origin, you may file a complaint with the Stagecoach Title VI Officer at 802-728-3773. You also have the right to file a complaint with the Vermont Agency of Transportation at 802-828-5858. For more information about your Title VI rights, please visit vtrans.vermont.gov/civil-rights/compliance/titlevi or call 802-828-5858.
Vermont State Public Accommodation Law
9V.S.A. 4502 (a) Public accommodations states an owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or an agent or employee of such owner or operator shall not, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity of any person, refuse, withhold from, or deny to that person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of the place of public accommodation.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with Vermont Human Rights Commission by calling 800-416-2010 or by email at email@example.com.
Code of Conduct
To ensure everyone has a safe and comfortable journey, the following must be observed while riding with Stagecoach:
- For your safety and good health, smoking is prohibited on all Stagecoach buses.
- Passengers are required to pay the proper fare for all Stagecoach transportation.
- Please stay seated, keep aisle clear and do not disturb other passengers.
- Seats in front of the bus are reserved for elders, passengers with disabilities and those needing child seats.
- Use headphones when listening to personal music devices.
- For safety and sanitary reasons, all passengers are required to wear shoes and shirts, and limit odors that disturb other passengers.
- Articles which, because of their size or the nature of their contents, may be dangerous to passengers shall not be allowed on Stagecoach buses. These include, but are not necessarily limited to: car batteries, gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable liquid, weapons, including but not limited to guns or knives, illegal drugs and open containers of alcohol.
- Offensive language including, but not limited to, racial slurs or derogatory remarks based on race, gender or sexual orientation is prohibited on Stagecoach vehicles.
- Keep all food and beverages in closed containers.
- The Stagecoach bus driver has the right to refuse service to those who do not comply with the Stagecoach Code of Conduct.
The safety and comfort of our riders comes first