How to skat!

How to skat!

Whether you are experienced at using public transportation or a newbie, riding the skat bus is easy!

Boarding The Bus
Await your bus at the nearest skat bus stop and wave to the driver as they approach. For your safety, buses cannot stop at any other location. When the bus arrives, step aboard using the available hand rails for safety. Once on board, you can pay your fare by providing cash or a skat transit pass to the driver. Upon completion of the transaction, take the nearest available seat.

Exiting The Bus
When your chosen stop is approaching, please inform the driver that you wish to leave at the next stop early enough that the driver can brake safely. Upon reaching the stop, depart the bus using the available handrails for safety. Wait for the bus to pull away before crossing the street.


skat buses are equiped to cary riders in wheelchairs. Simply alert the driver that you wish to board and they will assist you with using the wheelchair lift.

skat buses serving Eden and Western Rockingham are equipped with bicycle racks for your convenience on a first-come/first-served basis. The bus operator will be happy to load and unload your bicycle for you. For passenger safety, bicycles are not allowed inside buses.

Rider Rules And Courtesy
As you are riding skat, please be mindful of the following rules and guidelines for the benefit of all of our riders:

  • Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed on the bus
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed
  • For your safety, please remain seated whenever the bus is in motion
  • Cursing and rude language is prohibited
  • Children must be under control of a parent or guardian at all times
  • Passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Personal music players must be used with headphones
  • Please keep cell phone conversations low in volume
  • Please reserve front seats for the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Bags, large packages and strollers must be kept out of the aisles for the safety of passengers
  • Pets are not allowed on buses, but service animals are welcome
  • Combustible materials are not allowed except for portable oxygen tanks and respirators

Reasonable Modifications Available
Need help riding skat? You can request reasonable modifications by submitting this form.