Starting Friday, December 17, 2021, and continuing until further notice, the main lobby of the Roger K. Fall Transit Center shall be a daytime warming center open to the general public from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The purpose of the warming center is to prevent death and injury from exposure to extreme cold/wet conditions. Overnight warming centers will be provided at separate facilities.
Individuals at the site will have access to restrooms, drinking fountains, and vending machines. Private security will be present 24/7/365 and there is continuous video recording in the lobby. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, per a federal mandate. Masks will be provided to individuals at no-cost, upon request, at the ticket window in the lobby during normal transit operating hours.
For more information, please contact Turlock Transit by email or by calling the administrative office at (209) 669-2800.
Rules for Facility Use
You must wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose while inside the lobby, per a federal mandate, unless specifically exempt.
Do not block access to doors, the ticket window, or other amenities
Do not engage in loud or disruptive conversations or conduct.
Do not engage in illegal activities
Do not bring large or excessive amounts of personal belongings.
No animals are allowed, except service animals.
Follow the directions of the security personnel and transit staff members.
Starting Monday, 9/27/21, Turlock Transit will reduce the frequency of service on all fixed routes after 3:30 PM on weekdays and all day each Saturday to ensure we can continue to reliably deliver service during an unprecedented bus driver shortage. While we anticipate this to be a temporary adjustment, there is not an end date determined at this time.
During the service reduction period one bus will alternate between two different routes (or three buses for six routes), which means each route will be served every 60-70 minutes instead of every 30-35 minutes. This is reflected in the temporary schedule (see image).
Notice of these changes is being shared with the public on the Turlock Transit website, social media accounts, and targeted emails. Printed information will also be posted on buses, at bus stops, at the Transit Center, and mailed to ADA paratransit customers.
We recognize this change is inconvenient and we explored every other possibility prior to implementing these service reductions. However, we believe that planned service reductions are ultimately less disruptive to passengers than unplanned service disruptions. We are working closely with our contracted operations staff each day to resolve the underlying issues and restore transit service as quickly as possible.
If you have any question, please feel free to call us at (209) 668-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Turlock City Council approved a resolution reducing the fares for fixed route and Dial-a-Ride services effective October 1, 2021. These changes include the following highlights:
No fare increases. All fares were reduced from the rates that were adopted in February 2020 and previously set to take effect on 10/1/21.
Youth ride for free. Children 18 years of age or younger can ride fixed route services for free.
Reduced prices for All-Day and 31-Day passes. See chart.
Single-Trip passes will no longer be sold. Passengers will instead be able to purchase an All-Day pass, which will be priced to match the Single-Trip pass price.
Local transfers will no longer be issued. This is not necessary now that period passes (All-Day pass, 31-Day pass) are used exclusively.
Regional transfers are still available to Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT).
These changes were adopted for a variety of reasons, including:
Simplifying the fare structure, making it easier to use and administer.
Ensuring transit remains affordable, particularly when so many riders continue to be negatively impacted financially from the ongoing pandemic.
Lowering fares help (re)build ridership.
Providing free fixed route trips for students makes it easier to attend school, as well as makes family trips on transit more affordable.
Providing affordable door-to-door service through Dial-a-Ride for individuals with disabilities and senior citizens (65 years of age or older).
This week the City of Turlock completed installation of active air purification technology on-board all Turlock Transit buses. The equipment generates and distributes safe levels of naturally occurring hydroperoxides to actively and continually treat the air and surfaces. The system has been lab-tested and proven to eliminate >99% of germs, microbes, viruses, and bacteria from the air and on surfaces, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “We’ve found most of the air treatment products on the market to be either unproven, unreliable, cost prohibitive, or not designed for use in active transit operations,” said Wayne York, Transit Manager. “We needed a solution that was based on proven technology, easy to install with minimal maintenance requirements, and cost effective to purchase and operate. We are pleased to have found a viable solution with USSC.”