Modesto Area Express

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Modesto Area Express
Modesta Area Express logo.png
Founded1973
DefunctModesto Motor Bus Service; Intracity Transit
Headquarters1001 9th Street
LocaleModesto, CA
Service typeBus service, Dial-a-Ride
Routes19
DestinationsUrban Modesto; Dublin/Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station; Lathrop/Manteca Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train station
HubsDowntown Transit Center, Vintage Faire Mall (Back of Mall, Dale Rd. Stop)
FleetMCI, Gillig, Proterra
Annual ridership2,878,789 (2017)[1]
OperatorNational Express Transit Corporation
Websitemodestoareaexpress.com

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.

Service Hours[edit]

MAX operates the following standard hours:[2]

  • 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:[3]

  • 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.

There is express commuter service to the Amtrak station in Modesto, the ACE station in Lathrop and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.

Routes[edit]

Route Number Description
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[edit]

Cash Fares[4]
Regular Student Seniors,
Disabled,
and Medicare
Single Ride $2.00 $1.50 $1.00
Day Pass $4.00
Passes & Tickets[5]
Regular Student Seniors,
Disabled,
and Medicare
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
MAX to BART[6]
Fare Price
One-Way Ticket $14.00
Round-Trip Ticket $16.00
31 Day Pass $175.00
7 Day Pass $50.00
MAX to ACE[7]
Fare Price
One-way $3.00
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.[5] Passes are also available for purchase in the Token Transit mobile ticketing app.[8]

Transfers[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modesto Area Express 2017 Annual Agency Profile" (PDF). Federal Transit Administration. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Hours of Operation". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Holiday Schedules". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Cash Fares". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Passes & Tickets". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Passes & Tickets for the MAX to BART Bus". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Paying Your MAX to ACE Fare". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Mobile Tickets and Passes with Token Transit". Modesto Area Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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