A Bus Buddy is an experienced bus rider or staff member who will provide one-on-one assistance for people who want a little extra help riding the Sioux Area Metro (SAM)fixed route bus system. SAM offers this service free of charge to its passengers. A Bus Buddy will assist a new rider to plan their trip, learn the routes they need to take and help them to feel confident and comfortable when riding the bus. Learning to ride the bus is fun and easy with the help of an experienced Bus Buddy who makes learning simple and easy! SAM Bus Buddies are needed to “Ride with a friend” once a day, once a week, or once a month. SAM Bus Buddies may be eligible to receive free or reduced fixed route transit fares. Contact Jean for more information at 367-Help (4357) or firstname.lastname@example.org.