City staff is proposing to rename the existing Turlock Regional Transit Center (TRTC) after long-time City employee and former Transportation Engineering Supervisor Roger Fall, in recognition of his many contributions to transit within the community during his career. The new site is proposed to be called the Roger K. Fall Transit Center. During his tenure with the City, Roger managed the City’s first Dial-a-Ride system, was instrumental in the implementation of the City’s first fixed route transit system, as well as established the vision and implementation of the TRTC at its current location.
This request, if approved, would result in a name change to the entire site, to include the building currently under construction. The site elements that would change would include the lettering on the side of the building, the name on the dedication plaque, and changes to the lettering on perimeter monument signs. This is not expected to delay the critical path of the project or the opening of the facility later this year.
City staff is following established protocol for name changes, which includes consideration by the Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission at their regular meeting on April 11, 2018, followed by consideration by the City Council at their regular meeting on April 24, 2018. Members of the public are welcome to attend either meeting to speak in support or opposition to this request. Questions or concerns can be directed to Wayne York, Transportation Engineering Supervisor, in the City's Engineering Division at (209) 668-5520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective immediately, credit cards can be used to purchase Turlock Transit passes from the Finance counter at Turlock City Hall. Purchasers must make a $5 minimum purchase, but will not be subject to any additional fees. Purchasers must have a valid photo ID that matches the credit card information. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted (American Express, debit cards, or other card types are not accepted).
Currently this is limited to on-site, in-person sales only. The City is exploring the possibility of phone and/or web-based orders in the future. Sales of StaRT passes will remain as cash only for now.
Turlock Transit is offering free rides on all fixed route buses during Go Green Week to encourage ridership on the City's environmentally friendly public transportation option. Passengers seeking to use this service can board a Turlock Transit fixed route bus at any bus stop beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 through Saturday, March 17, 2018 without paying a fare.
This promotion is for the Turlock Transit bus system only (does not include StaRT or Merced's The Bus) and for fixed route service only (does not apply to Dial-a-Ride service). Questions can be directed to Turlock Transit at (209) 668-5600.