1. The bus system isn't very complicated at all. Don't let it scare you. 2. The first thing you have to do is find a place near you where the bus stops. These stops are usually marked by a sign. Often, the stops will have simple shelters set up at them. 3. Read the sign at the stop. It will list a time or several times. These are the times when the bus comes to the stop. It's always a good idea to get to the stop a little before the time listed. The buses don't run perfectly. 4. When the bus comes the front door will open. Other passengers may come out the front door. Wait for them to pass, then climb the stairs up into the bus. 5. You will be expected to pay anywhere from twenty five cents to two dollars. Ask the bus driver the price. There are usually special prices for students and seniors. Ask about these prices if you fit into one of those two categories. 6. Once you know the fare you can pay. Put your money into the device beside the driver. Remember: you will not get change. 7. Take a seat. It is best to sit alone. 8. Inside the bus you will see a sort of cord running along the tops of the windows. When you pull the cord there will be a ding and a light above the driver's head will come on. These tell the driver that you want to be let off at the next stop. 9. When the driver stops you can walk to the back door of the bus. It will open for you and you may exit. You have just taken a bus ride.