Reading Maps & Signs

Bus Stop Signs

Bus Stop Sign Explanation

Bus stop Number: Each bus stop has a 4-digit Bus Stop Number so that you can easily identify your exact location.

Buses that serve this stop: Bus stops may be used as a connection point between more than one bus route. These routes are listed in the center of the sign with route colors, numbers, and a brief description of the route.

Route Color: Colored triangles on the left will show you the route color.

Route Number: Next to the route color is the route number. If the route is a Core Connector route, there will be an additional letter after the number that designates which direction it is traveling.

Route Description: The route description is listed to the right of the route number, and lists the major roads/destinations at the far ends of that route (example: Conley Dr. / Battle High School).

Contact Information: Important phone numbers, website, and social media information for the latest updates.

QR Code: Scan this QR code with a code reader on your Apple or Android smart phone or other smart device to download the free bus tracking application, DoubleMap. This application gives customers real-time tracking information of any bus and an estimated time of arrival for any stop.

Maps

 COMO Connect Map example

Maps

Bus Route: Shown as a thick colored line on the map with solid arrows to show direction of travel.

Bus Stop: Shown as small colored dots along the bus route. Not all bus stops have a time schedule, but each route has several time points (see below) to estimate times of arrival in that area.

Time Point: Shown on the map as a white capital letter (example: A) in a colored circle. Time points are select bus stops marked on both the schedules and the maps with specific pick-up times. Each route has multiple time points, and buses use them to stay on schedule and help customers know when the bus will be arriving. Buses will not leave a time point before the designated time.

Connection Point: Shown on the  map as a multi-colored wheel marking locations along a bus route that customers can connect to other COMO Connect routes. The colors on the wheel indicate the colors of the connecting routes. Wait times at Connection Points are designed to minimal (5-10 minutes) and offer customers a more direct route to their destination.

Streets: Shown in light grey on the map. Only major roads and intersections containing bus stops or connection points are shown.

Points of Interest: Shown in black on the map.

Campuses: University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College campuses are shown on the Core Connector and downtown Routes as shaded colored boxes.

Schedules

Saturday Bus Route Schedules: Buses run less frequent service on Saturdays, and these times are shaded in gray on the schedules. The #7 Dark Green, and the #11 Aqua routes do not run on Saturdays.

Bus’s Last Stop: A bus’s last stop is marked with a red square on the schedules and indicates that the bus will not continue on the route after that stop, will not be accepting customers to board, and will be switching to “not-in-service” mode.

Time Points: Bus stop locations listed on the schedule are time points (see above for time points on the map). There are many other bus stops along the route in between the listed time points, but time points are the only stops with set times.

Connection Points: Bus stop locations listed on the schedule that are also a connection point are marked with a colored rectangle just under the location description at the top of the schedule (see above for connection points on the map) . The color of the rectangle indicates the color of the connecting route(s) at that location. Not all locations on the schedule are a connection point.

Columbia, Missouri's public transit connection.