Turlock Transit staff is implementing two changes to the existing fare structure effective July 1, 2017, neither of which change the regular base fares for either fixed route or Dial-a-Ride services. The following changes were approved by the Turlock City Council on June 27, 2017:
Effective July 1, 2017, Dial-a-Ride reservations can be made by calling Turlock Transit at (209) 668-5600 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Reservation requests made outside of these hours will be reviewed the next business day. There will be no changes to the operating hours, which will continue to run 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The main difference is that the request for the trip must be made during the specified reservation hours. Same day reservations will continue to be allowed, as capacity and scheduling allows.
On Tuesday, 5/23/17, the Turlock City Council approved an agreement with Diede Construction in the amount of $5,190,000 for the construction of the 2nd phase of the Turlock Regional Transit Center (TRTC). This second phase includes a building, 77-vehicle parking lot, shade structures, passenger loading/unloading area improvements and various lighting and landscaping enhancements. The building portion will contain a public lobby, ticket window, dispatch operations, public restrooms and an undefined space for future expansion. The project will include environmentally friendly elements such as solar charging equipment atop passenger canopies and electric vehicle charging stations. The resulting project will serve both local and regional customers. Construction is expected to start within the next few months and last for approximately 12 months. Funding for the project is derived from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and 5339 funds, Proposition 1B grant funds, and Local Transportation Funds.