How to Use the Geneseo Public Bus Service (LATS)

general guidelines

- Buses are to be boarded at posted stops only

- No flagging is permitted along the route

- Arrive at the bus stop a few minutes ahead of the projected stop time

- To ensure you're boarding the correct bus, check the destination sign on the front of the bus or ask the driver

- When the bus arrives, wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the doors open completely and all passengers exiting the bus are clear before boarding

- If no pull cord is available, let the driver know ahead of time where you plan to stop (if nobody is waiting at that stop and they are not aware of your needs a stop won't be made)

- Check to be sure you have all of your belongings with you 

- DO NOT cross in front of the bus (school bus rules DO NOT apply)

What services are available?

LATS provides a number of different route schedules to assist in your transportation to and from class, work, shopping and more.  Be sure to select the correct service for your destination based on what day of the week it is.  Below is a list of the different types of bus routes available:

- Local Daily Services are a convenient way to get around both the SUNY Geneseo campus and the Village of Geneseo

  • Local Daily Service Monday - Friday
  • Local Daily Service Saturday - Sunday

- The Express Shopper Service is a great way to focus on getting your shopping done quickly without having to wait for the next regular bus to arrive

  • Express Shopper Service Monday - Friday
  • Express Shopper Service Saturday - Sunday

- The Late Knight Service operates only on Fridays and Saturdays on a limited stopping schedule that runs until 3:00AM to help you safely get around town with your friends for some weekend fun

  • Late Knight Village Route Friday - Saturday
  • Late Knight Express Route Friday - Saturday

- The easiest way to get to Rochester, Victor and surrounding areas during the weekend for arts, entertainment, shopping, and travel

  • Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service - Friday
  • Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service - Saturday
  • Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service - Sunday
  • Eastview Mall Express Service - Friday
  • Eastview Mall Express Service - Sunday
  • Letchworth State Park Service - Saturday

what is the cost of using lats?

SUNY Geneseo students, faculty and staff can ride the LATS buses for free with college ID.  All others must have EXACT CHANGE for the services listed below.

- Daily Local Service Under 6:

*Must be accompanied by an adult

$0.00

- Daily Local Service 6 - 12:

$0.50

- Daily Local Service Ages 12 - 60:

$1.00

- Daily Local Service Over 60:

$0.50

- Daily Local Service with Disabilites:

$0.50

- Geneseo-Rochester Service All Ages:

$6.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how to read the bus schedule

All bus schedules are available on the Bus Schedules page or printed copies of the brochure are available in  Parking & Transportation, the MacVittie College Union and Milne Library.  Please note that the times listed are the expected stop times, but leeway should always be built into a public transit route.  When looking at the campus and village route maps, designated stops are represented by number and bullet point.  A list of local stops in route order is located both on the printed brochure and on the Bus Schedules page.

 

Please read the schedule carefully and be aware of the notations on the following routes:

- Local Daily Service Monday - Friday

  • Times in red only run on Friday
  • Routes marked "C" represent Midnight Movie runs

- Local Daily Service Saturday - Sunday

  • Times in red only run on Saturday
  • 12:36AM is the last library stop on Sunday

- Late Knight Village Route Friday - Saturday

  • Route operates in the same direction as all other local routes

- Late Knight Village Route Friday - Saturday

  • Route operates in the opposite direction as all other local routes

- Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service Friday

  • Arrow indicates when the bus will begin its return route to MacVittie College Union
  • There are only three Geneseo stops for this service - MacVittie College Union, Megan Drive, Bypass/Wayne Bus Shelter

- Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service Saturday

  • Arrow indicates when the bus will begin its return route to MacVittie College Union
  • There are only three Geneseo stops for this service - MacVittie College Union, Megan Drive, Bypass/Wayne Bus Shelter

- Geneseo - Rochester Weekend Service Sunday

  • Arrow indicates when the bus will begin its return route to MacVittie College Union
  • There are only three Geneseo stops for this service - MacVittie College Union, Megan Drive, Bypass/Wayne Bus Shelter

 

How to get from Point A to Point B

- Information you need to know: what your destination is and what time you need to be there

- Using the when and where of your trip find the correct LATS service to use (Is it Local? What day of the week is it?)

- Once you have the correct service schedule in front of you

  • Find your stop destination across the top row of the time grid
  • Going down the column find your destination time
  • Going LEFT across the row at your destination time find the closest stop to where you will be leaving from and note the projected stop time

- Always arrive at your bus stop a few minutes ahead of the projected stop time

- Plan ahead for your return trip to ensure you don't miss the bus

 

 

how to use the bike rack

Bike racks are available on each LATS bus on the outside front of the bus.  They are a great option for commuters or recreational cyclists.

- Place your bike on its kickstand on the ground in front of the bus

- Firmly grasp the silver handle located in the center of the bike rack and squeeze until the rack releases

- Lower the rack to the open position

- Place your bike into one of the tire slots

- Pull the padded tension bar out and over one of the bike tires and place the tension bar on top of the bike tire

- Make sure the bike is firmly in place and board the bus

- To remove, lift the tension bar up, return to the stow position, and remove your bike

 

 

safety and security

Passenger safety and security are important to SUNY Geneseo, LATS, and RGRTA.  We ask that you share this responsibility with us.

- Use common sense

- Respect fellow passengers

- Respect bus operators and their requests

- Notify the bus operator if you at any time feel unsafe, in danger, are lost, or observe anything unusual

 

 

What is not allowed on the bus?

- Loose animals

  • Service animals ARE allowed
  • Other animals are allowed but must be in a cage that does not block the aisle

- Bring only what you can carry

- Anything that will block the aisle

- No food

- No open drinks

 

 

lost and found

Please contact LATS at (585)658-4690 for help concerning lost and found items on any of the Geneseo Public Bus Service routes.