Shopping Cart Guidelines

Topeka Metro is sharing our guidelines for transporting groceries and having a portable, collapsible shopping cart on the Topeka Metro buses.  Because safety is our #1 concern, and we want to avoid tripping hazards for our passengers, we have posted the shopping cart guidelines listed below:

  • Carry-on items must be placed in your lap or under your seat.
  • Items must not take up another seat on the bus, and items cannot block aisles or exits.
  • Collapsible carts larger than 2’x2′ will not be allowed on the bus. Carts cannot block aisles or exits.
  • We recommend backpacks and sturdy, reusable shopping bags as good ways to transport your items.

Carts can be purchased from Walmart, KMart, Target, Home Depot, and other retail stores as well as online, and range in price from $25 to $60.

Below are photos of the collapsible cart itself; $65 worth of groceries that can go into a cart; and the $65 groceries bagged and placed in the cart to show how they can be transported.

Shopping cart$65 worth of groceries laid out

cart with $65 bagged groceries