City restores standard transit schedules while maintaining free fares and public health enhancements
Effective immediately, and continuing until further notice, the City of Turlock has suspended the collection of fares on-board all Turlock Transit Dial-a-Ride (ADA paratransit) buses. This change is related to recently revised direction from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for public agencies, like Turlock, that receive federal transit funding and have suspended fare collection for fixed route services due to COVID-19.
Effective immediately, and continuing until further notice, the City of Turlock has suspended the collection of fares on-board all Turlock Transit fixed route buses and provide free rides to all members of the public. This change allows passengers to board and exit through the middle door on larger buses, reducing the potential risk of transmission of COVID-19 between passengers and the bus driver.
Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Turlock Transit will expand its reservation-based Dial-a-Ride service to start two hours earlier each operating day (Monday-Saturday). This extension, offered exclusively for senior citizens (65+ years old), will allow them to schedule door-to-door trips between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., as well as provide the opportunity to take advantage of “senior only” shopping hours for essential goods at local businesses.