Modesto Area Express
|Defunct||Modesto Motor Bus Service; Intracity Transit|
|Headquarters||1001 9th Street|
|Service type||Bus service, Dial-a-Ride|
|Destinations||Urban Modesto; Dublin/Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station; Lathrop/Manteca Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train station|
|Hubs||Downtown Transit Center, Vintage Faire Mall (Back of Mall, Dale Rd. Stop)|
|Fleet||MCI, Gillig, Proterra|
|Annual ridership||2,878,789 (2017)|
|Operator||National Express Transit Corporation|
Modesto Area Express, better known by the acronym MAX, is the primary bus agency for Modesto, a Northern California city with over 200,000 inhabitants. The agency provides regular transit and dial-a-ride local service in addition to commuter feeder service to regional rail systems, BART, ACE and Amtrak's San Joaquin train.
MAX operates the following standard hours:
- Monday through Friday: 5:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday 8:45 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
There is no service on certain holidays:
- New Year's Day,
- Memorial Day (observed)
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
On Presidents' Day MAX runs Saturday service.
There is priority seating for older adults and persons with impaired abilities. All buses have wheelchair lifts and also offer bike racks.
|21||Downtown to Robertson Road|
|22||Downtown to McHenry/Vintage Faire Mall|
|23||Downtown to McHenry|
|24||Downtown to Sylvan Avenue|
|25||Downtown to Orangeburg/Vintage Faire Mall|
|26||Downtown to Carpenter Road|
|28||Downtown to Salida and Mall|
|29||Downtown to Crows Landing/JFK Training Center|
|30||Downtown to Modesto Junior College East Campus/Prescott Road/Vintage Faire Mall|
|31||Downtown to Modesto Junior College East/Tully/Pelandale Ave/Vintage Faire Mall|
|32||Downtown to Mable Avenue|
|33||Downtown to Poust Road/Modesto Junior College West Campus|
|36||Downtown to Central Valley Plaza/Vintage Faire Mall|
|37||Downtown to Rumble Road/Vintage Faire Mall|
|38||Airport neighborhood (Empire & Oregon) - Downtown Modesto|
|41||Downtown to Vintage Faire Mall Express|
|42||Downtown to Tucson Avenue/Community Services Building|
|ACE Express||Vintage Faire Mall to Lathrop-Manteca ACE station|
|BART Express||Downtown to Dublin-Pleasanton BART station|
Fares as of February 2018
|One Day Pass||$4.00|
|7 Day Pass||$15.00|
|31 Day Bus Pass||$58.00||$48.00||$29.00|
|Pack of 50 Single Ride Tickets||$100.00||$75.00||$50.00|
|31 Day Pass||$175.00|
|7 Day Pass||$50.00|
|20 Ride Ticket||$42.00|
Tickets are available for purchase onboard the bus. Passes may be purchased in person at Modesto City Hall, at the MAX Office or by mail. Passes are also available for purchase in the Token Transit mobile ticketing app.
SINCE 1 FEBRUARY 2018: NO MAX transfers to other busses. Fares must be paid or use pass to board a bus. 25 cent transfer to other systems which include StaRT and CAT remain unchanged.
MAX connects to these transit agencies:
ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) at Lathrop/Manteca connection San Jose, Fremont, Santa Clara, Great America (Connection with MAX ACE Express Route at ACE Lathrop/Manteca Station; Line: ACE Rail)
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) - Dublin/Pleasanton Station connection to the greater San Francisco Bay Area (Connection with MAX BART Express Route at BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station; Line: Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City)
WHEELS - Connection to Alameda County, with limited service in Contra Costa County. (Connection with MAX BART Express Route at BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station; Routes 1, 2, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 20X, 30R, 54, 70X, 503, 580X)
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) - Connection to San Joaquin County (Connection with MAX BART Express Route at BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station; Route 150)
The County Connection (Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, CCCTA) - Connection to Clayton, Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, and more. (Connection with MAX BART Express Route at BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station; Routes 35, 36, 97X, 636)
Amtrak California - National and State connections. (Connection with MAX BART Express Route at BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station; Route: Amtrak Thruway 6, 34) (Connection with MAX Route 25 at Amtrak Modesto Station; Route: Amtrak San Joaquins)
ETRANS - Connection to Escalon, California. (Connection with MAX Routes 22,25,28,30,31,36,37,41; Route: ETRANS 1)
Ripon Blossom Express - Connection to Ripon, California (Connection with MAX Routes 22,25,28,30,31,36,37,41; Route: Blossom Express)
- "Modesto Area Express 2017 Annual Agency Profile" (PDF). Federal Transit Administration. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Hours of Operation". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Holiday Schedules". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Cash Fares". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Passes & Tickets". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Passes & Tickets for the MAX to BART Bus". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Paying Your MAX to ACE Fare". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Mobile Tickets and Passes with Token Transit". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
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