On a busy day, a typical passenger might see a bus, or a streetcar, or even a streetcar at the end of a line, but that’s not always the case.
Some buses are packed with passengers, some are full, and some have just one person in front.
In a city like San Francisco, where there are over 3,000 buses in service, you might find yourself waiting at the bus stop for hours.
You might also find yourself in a car, with a few other people, with no place to sit.
So when you do get on a bus or streetcar, keep these tips in mind: Keep an eye out for people with disabilities, particularly children.
If you’re riding in a wheelchair, make sure you ask the bus driver for a handicap seat.
Also, make an effort to be attentive to people who are in wheelchairs.
You can be rude to a wheelchair user.
If it’s a busy bus, try to keep your distance.
Make sure you know what your options are and what you’re supposed to do.
Do not be afraid to ask people for help.
You are a driver and a passenger and you should be able to help those who are less fortunate.
Be prepared to talk about disabilities, and you’ll likely have a good time, even if you’re not going to find the right person.
If the bus is full, check out the next stop.
Many of these are nearby, and a stop there can be more comfortable than one further away.