Transit Systems & Rideshare

Using public transportation is a great way to get to work. Not only do you get to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving, but you save money and help greatly reduce air pollution and traffic congestion!

Stanislaus County Transit Providers

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA)

Stanislaus County Transit Providers

As of July 1, 2021, Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) have consolidated transit services to create the Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA). The City of Modesto and County of Stanislaus took action at their January 26, 2021, meetings to approve the Joint Powers Agency Agreement for the creation of the StanRTA. The StanRTA is responsible for all transit operations and services previously provided by MAX and StaRT.

StanRTA operates 32 fixed route transit services, intercity shuttle services, Commuter Shuttles, Median Service, as well as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary Paratransit. A large portion of StanRTA's service area is located within the Modesto-Ceres-Turlock area along State Route 99; however, they also provide exclusive service to the more rural areas in the region and other areas outside the city limits. StanRTA's weekday service begins as early as 3 am and ends as late as 11:30 pm. Weekend service is provided as early as 7 am and runs as late as 10 pm. Sunday service operates from 8:45 am to 8:15 pm. Specific routes and schedules can be found at Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT). The Dial-A-Ride system operates for the majority of the week as a senior/disabled, paratransit service to satisfy the ADA for the region. For more information, please contact StanRTA by phone at 209-477-7011 or email StanRTA.

City of Turlock (Turlock Transit)

Turlock Bus in front of Roger K Fall Transfer Center

The City of Turlock operates Turlock Transit which offers both fixed route and Dial-A-Ride services. Each route departs simultaneously from the Roger K. Fall Transit Center located at 1418 North Golden State Boulevard at the intersection of North Golden State Boulevard and Hawkeye Avenue. General weekday hours of operation are from 6 am to 9 pm, and Saturday service is provided from 9 am to 7 pm on all six fixed routes. For more information, please contact Turlock Transit by phone at 209-668-5600, email Turlock Transit or social media:

Commuter Rail

  • Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) is a commuter train that runs between Stockton and San Jose with stations in Stockton, Lathrop-Manteca, Tracy, and various stops in the Bay Area.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has trains running from Dublin-Pleasanton to various Bay Area locations. You can drive, carpool or vanpool, or take SJRTD or MAX commuter busses to BART.
  • Amtrak is a train that runs through the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the United States.


MOVE, the Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) of the Stanislaus Region. MOVE provides specialized transportation programs for the Stanislaus region. Among other services, MOVE offers mobility training and door-through-door service for those too frail to use fixed route, dial-a-ride and paratransit services.


Carpools are made up of two or more people sharing the ride to work. Carpools can be as flexible as you need them to be

Vanpools are a group of 6 to 15 people who commute to and from work together in a van. Vanpools work best for those who live at least 20 miles away from their workplace and have a consistent work schedule.