How to Use the LCT System
- For your safety, please use your seat belt. Also, please hold on to seat handles or railings while the bus is moving.
- To make the trip more enjoyable for you and other passengers, refrain from raising your voice, eating or drinking on the bus, or playing music without using earphones; note also that you may not smoke, spit, use obscenities or litter on the bus, and that vandals will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No gasoline and flammable liquids are allowed on the bus. No firearms or weapons of any type are allowed on the bus. We ask that you follow the directions of the driver - he or she is authorized to ask you to leave LCT buses for misbehavior.
- All animals must be kept in appropriate containers with absorbent material on the carrier floor, except for certified aid animals accompanying persons with disabilities.
- For your convenience LCT has added bike racks.
How to Use the LCT Bus System
We recommend that you be waiting for your bus at least five minutes early so that you do not miss it. To catch the bus YOU MUST be on the same side of the street as the bus is traveling. (Traffic does not stop for public transportation as it does for school buses). YOU MUST be standing by a LCT bus stop sign. Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop before walking toward it.
System Map & Time Schedule
The map shows LCT's bus routes. It also shows major activity centers throughout the County. To read LCT schedules, read from left to right for time options to catch the bus. Read from top to bottom to see what time the bus will be at a given point. If you will be between two points on the schedule, look when the bus leaves one point and when it will arrive at another. This will give you an approximate time when the bus will be coming. If you cannot determine how to plan your trip using this map, please call one of our friendly and helpful Customer Service Representatives at (440) 328-2490.
Additional schedules are available on buses, ticket sale sites, Midway Mall Information Desk, Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Libraries, LCT Scheduling and Administrative Offices. The map/time schedules can be made available, upon request, in alternative formats, such as audio-tape or computer disk. Requests can be made by calling the LCT Administrative Office.
Your LCT Bus
Each LCT bus displays its route number on a destination sign located above the windshield. If you are unsure if the bus serves your destination, feel free to ask the driver, they are very helpful!
Boarding the LCT Bus
Wait for passengers to exit before attempting to enter the bus. Inform the driver if you will be transferring to another bus, and move toward the rear of the bus. Note that seats in the front of the bus are reserved for seniors citizens and persons with disabilities - please be considerate and offer these seats to passengers who may need them. Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Riders may be required to show identification (i.e., Medicare Card or Fare Deal Card) to qualify for the discounted fare program.
Getting off the LCT Bus
When you are one block away from your stop, pull the overhead bell cord. If you don't know which stop is the one closest to your destination, ask the bus driver for help. The driver will let you off at the next available bus stop. When de-boarding, please watch your step - especially when it is wet or icy outside!
LCT Safe Haven Program
If you feel that you are at risk or are in imminent danger, just board a LCT bus. The driver will summon emergency services using his or her two-way radio.
Lost & Found
Call 1-800-406-7541 or 366-0258, items found on the bus or on LCT property will be kept for 30 days, after which they will be discarded or donated to a local charity.
Service is NOT provided on:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Service is LIMITED to weekend hours on the following days: (Highlighted in green & yellow on System Map)
- New Year's Eve
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve