Duty Bus Q&A

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By USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Stuttgart and the Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) Stuttgart operate a shuttle service between installations commonly known as the “Duty Bus.”  The Duty Bus is operated primarily to transport military members and DoD employees between offices and work areas during designated hours of operation.  Family members and other DoD ID card holders can ride the Duty Bus when space is available.

USAG Stuttgart and LRC staff routinely receive questions regarding Duty Bus services and operations.  Below are some frequently asked questions along with guidance to ensure all community members can enjoy this service.

Q: Who can ride the Duty Bus?

A: The Duty Bus is operated primarily to transport military members and DoD civilian employees to their authorized places of duty.  If space is available, family members and other DoD ID card holders are also able to ride the bus, however service members and DoD civilian employees on official business have priority.

Q: What hours does the Duty Bus operate?

A: The Duty Bus operates separate schedules for weekdays and weekends/U.S. federal holidays.  Those schedules are available on the USAG Stuttgart mobile app, the garrison website (home.army.mil/stuttgart) and StuttgartCitizen.com.

Q: Can my child take the Duty Bus to/from school?

A: DoDEA provides transportation to/from school for students who live outside each school’s designated walking area (per DoDEA AI 4500.02).  While DoD ID-card holders are permitted to ride the Duty Bus on a space-available basis, military members and DoD employees on official business have priority.

Q: What is the minimum age to ride the bus?

A:  No minimum age limit has been set although children and youth are required to have a DoD ID card to use the service (on a space available basis), and unaccompanied ridership should be consistent with the Child Supervision Policy (AER 608-18-1).

Q: Can I bring food and/or drinks on the bus?

A: Riders are not allowed to bring food or drinks on the bus.

Q: Can I take a stroller on the Duty Bus?

A: Assuming space is available, collapsible strollers and other items that can be safely stowed in the seating area are allowed.  The bus driver has final determination on whether an item is stowed sufficiently for safe movement of the vehicle.

Q: Can I bring my pet on the Duty Bus?

A: Pets are not allowed on the duty bus. Trained service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities are permitted.

Q: I left an item on the bus. How can I retrieve it?

A:  LRC operates a lost and found at the Transportation Motor Pool located at Stuttgart Army Airfield (SAAF).  If you believe you left an item on the bus, we recommend calling the office at (0) 9641-70-596-2389/3410 (DSN 314-596-2389/3410).  Be prepared to provide a description of the lost item.  When retrieving the item, be prepared to provide identification.

Q: Where can I find additional guidance?

A: The garrison and LRC operate the duty bus as outlined in paragraph 6-2 of Army Regulation 58-1, which guides the management and use of motor vehicles in the Army.  You may also contact the LRC Transportation Division at (0) 9641-70-596-2389/3410 (DSN 314-596-2389/3410) for more information regarding applicable regulations.