Educational Programs 4-12
Laketran’s Class Pass Program
Laketran’s Class Pass is an outreach program designed to introduce students and
teachers to their transit system. By building a positive attitude toward public
transportation, we teach students how to be safe and knowledgeable bus riders.
A Class Pass is an environmentally-friendly program that combines experiential educational
outings with the use of transit. The program includes a short training session on
public transit planning a few days prior to your trip, then allows for a classroom
on-board excursion on Laketran's fixed route.
Each Class Pass can accommodate up to 20 students and chaperones. Class Pass is
ideal for grades 4 through 12. It is also available to student groups for ages 10
How do I get my Class Pass?
At least three weeks prior to your trip, download and submit the
Pass request form.
Once we have your request a Travel Trainer will contact you to confirm the details
of your request and mail you a helpful tool kit, including copies of your bus schedule.
Educators may request two Class Passes per year for each class.
- Group size is a maximum of 20 people per bus, including students and adults.
- Group must use regularly scheduled Laketran local fixed route buses and designated
- Trip must be taken between 8:00am and 2:00pm.
- Class Pass is good only on Laketran buses.
- Group trips are scheduled according to space availability on a first-come, first-served
basis. We cannot make route or schedule changes, or provide additional buses for
- Groups of more than 20 must be scheduled on different buses departing at different
times. Bus departures for each group may differ by as much as one hour.
Tips for Groups Riding Laketran
Day of your Laketran bus trip:
- Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
- Wait in the area away from the curb and street.
- Check the bus sign above the windshield to confirm you are getting on the correct
- Have your fare ready when you board.
- Inform the driver of your final destination. Request a stop announcement if you
need a reminder.
- Assist your group in finding seats quickly. If you have to stand, hold onto the
- Observe proper bus etiquette.
- Watch for the bus stop where you need to exit the bus and use the pull cord to signal
the driver for your stop.