TPSRides is Back!
All Tulsa Public High School Students can ride the city bus for FREE. Now available on weekends.
Instead of bus fare, just show the bus driver your student ID!
HOW TO RIDE THE BUS
How to Ride the Bus
Bus stops are marked with a bus stop sign or bus shelter. Arrive at your bus stop 5-10 minutes earlier than the bus’s scheduled arrival time. It’s better to be early than late!
Be sure you’re getting on the right bus by looking for the route number on the destination sign above the front window of the bus or on the curbside of the bus.
When your bus approaches, step to the curb and step on board. Flashing lights indicate that the bus is slowing down to a stop.
Dunk your bus pass in the fare box or slide it through the reader. If you're a high school student at TPS, you don't need a bus pass. Just have your student I.D. ready to show the driver as you board. Click here to learn where to buy your bus pass.
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
As you approach your destination, signal the driver that you want off by pressing the rubber strip between the windows or above your seat, or pull the cord.
The operator will stop at the next bus stop. If you are not familiar with the area, ask the driver to let you know when you are nearing your destination.
Exit the bus from the rear door if other passengers are boarding at your departure point. To open the rear door, push on the door’s silver bars.
Carefully step off the bus.
Planning your Trip
Track the Bus
USE THE BUS TRACKER
About the TPSRides Program
About Tulsa Transit
TOOLS & APPS
Track the Bus with the SPOT App
Use the ETA SPOT app or website to track the bus in real-time!
Visit tulsapublic.etaspot.net OR download the ETA SPOT app on iOS or Android. Choose Tulsa Transit and select your bus route. You can see where your bus is in real-time!
Google Maps for Transit Travelers
Tulsa Transit's Traveler Ride Guide
The Traveler has all of Tulsa Transit’s maps and schedules and is loaded with all sorts of helpful information.
Tulsa Transit System Map
WHY RIDE THE BUS
Save on gas
Driving is expensive! To see just how much your commute costs you, check out the Fuel Saving Calculator.
Save on car maintenance
If you park your car even a few days a week you can significantly reduce its wear and tear. It will also help you keep the mileage down and the value up.
It's free for Tulsa High School students
If you're a high school student at Tulsa Public Schools, it's FREE during the school year! Just show your student ID as you enter the bus.
Riding a transit bus is 79 times safer than car travel.
Save the environment
Public transit plays a key role in reducing air pollution. Vehicles account for 50% of the air pollution nationwide. If one in ten Americans used public transportation regularly, the U.S. reliance on foreign oil could be cut by more than 40 percent – the amount we import from Saudi Arabia each year. For every mile traveled, public transportation uses about one half of the fuel consumed by automobiles, and about a third of that used by SUV’s and light trucks.
Be more productive
Time spent on the bus can be used to catch up on homework, read or just relax.
No more worrying about parking
Bus riders never have to worry about finding a parking place. Bus riders get to their destination rested and relaxed, not stressed-out from fighting traffic.