RIDING WITH OCCT


Please read the following helpful information on OCCT guidelines and regulations: 

General Information

  • Plan ahead. Refer to our schedule on our website: www.occtransport.org

  • If you find the bus you are trying to take is consistently full, there are alternative options.

    • Murray street is serviced by the Westside Shuttle, Leroy Southside and UDC - Riverside. Refer to the schedule for stop locations and times.

    • Front street is serviced by the Westside Shuttle, Leroy Southside and UDC- Riverside.

    • There are 5 buses that service the UDC center every hour.

    • Consider taking an earlier bus.

    • Consider using BC transit as an alternative option.

  • Week Day and Weekend Service differs, double check you are reading the correct schedule

Twitter Text Alerts

Subscribe to our Twitter with your mobile device to receive instant notification of any change in service, such as a delay or cancellation, as a text message. Just text "Follow @OCCT" to 40404. Unsubscribe at any time by texting "OFF @OCCT" to 40404. Standard text messaging fees apply.

Guests

OCC Transport is pleased to offer guest service to all eligible passengers. 

Please note the following:

  • 1 guest may board per BU Identification card presented

  • Please indicate to the driver when boarding that you have a guest with you. You may need to scan your ID a second time. The bus driver will provide further instruction if necessary.

  • Host passengers are responsible for the conduct of their guests and must be present for the duration of the guest's visit.

Catching our Buses

  • Know when your bus is scheduled to arrive and be at the stop 5-10 minutes beforehand.

  • When the bus is approaching, wave or flag it down so the driver knows you are waiting to board.

  • Wait for the bus on the sidewalk, NOT on the street.

  • ALWAYS enter through the front door, NEVER the back door unless instructed to do so by the driver.

  • Allow passengers to finish exiting the bus before you board.

  • Have your BU ID out and ready to scan prior to boarding the bus.

  • Move to the rear of the bus when you are standing.

When Riding the Bus

  • Respect our buses as you would Binghamton University property.

  • Keep noise to a tolerable level, as per the driver’s discretion. This includes talking and loud music.

  • We have a garbage at the front of the bus, please use it.

  • There is no standing after 12 AM on Friday and Saturday nights. This is for passenger safety.

Leaving the Bus

  • Call next stop clearly and loudly.

  • Call your stop early enough for the driver to be able to stop.

  • Do not stand in the stairwell or in front of the white line.

  • NEVER CROSS IN FRONT OF THE BUS.

  • If you don’t know where your stop is, ask the driver. We are there to help.

Lost Items

  • Check your seat when you stand up to leave for items you may have left.

  • We do not handle lost items. Our lost and found goes directly to UPD.

  • If you lose your ID, you can input your B-number into the scanner.

Riding Late Night

  • Late night buses are often late due to vomit incidents and vandalism.

    • If you feel sick, tell the driver or monitor. A garbage can will be provided.

    • If you do vomit in the bus, you will be charged a cleaning fee.

  • Enter the bus through the front doors.

    • Don’t crowd the doors. They have broken before.

    • There is no standing on the buses past 12(midnight) on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • All buses load from the barricades.

  • Keep a safe distance away from the bus at the union so they have a clear path to leave.

  • Failure to follow regulations will result in expulsion from the bus.

Inclement Weather Emergency Procedure

  • In the event that the University sends out a RAVE alert warning for severe weather, the emergency procedure is as follows:

    • Buses that are on University Property (i.e. Union, UDC, ITC) will freeze and unload passengers. Turn off the bus and seek shelter.

    • Buses that are en route will proceed as usual until they reach University Property at which point they will freeze and unload passengers.

    • Should conditions become so bad that a bus cannot continue until it reaches University Property it will pull over in a safe place and unload passengers to the nearest public building.