When weather hits, safety is our number one concern. Buses may experience delays or need to use alternate routes during severe weather. T Lift paratransit service may also be affected by winter weather.
To stay up to date on bus operations, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or download our mobile app to receive notifications. You may also check the KU alerts page for updates on the university or call (785) 864-4644 for the latest information about how conditions are impacting transit.
If management determines it is unsafe to operate, service will cease for the day. However, service shall not be canceled or suspended until after all return trips, to the extent reasonably possible, have been provided.
Tips for riding the bus in winter weather
- Consider taking an earlier trip. Buses move only as quickly as traffic allows. If there is snow or ice, taking an earlier bus will help ensure that you arrive at your destination on time.
- Buses may slide on snow as they approach the curb. Stay on the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Especially on dark winter mornings, it’s important that you make yourself visible to an approaching bus. Wear light-color clothing. Signal your presence with a small blinker light or flashlight.
- Bus steps can become slippery from snow. Kick the snow from your shoes before stepping on the bus. Use the handrails and take your time.
- Although the ride should be warm, your trip to and from the bus stop may not be. Put on an extra layer – even a short wait at your stop can be dangerous if you’re not dressed for the weather. If the temperature on your bus isn’t right, please tell your driver so the problem can be fixed or reported to repair staff.
- If your bus is late, remember that your driver is doing his or her best to make sure you arrive at your destination despite bad road conditions.
- If conditions change, we may be forced to implement detours on some routes.