The goal of the free ride promotion is to reduce the use of single occupant vehicles in an effort to reduce traffic congestion, pollution, and countless hours wasted on freeways. In addition to this free ride promotion, regional transit operators plan to coordinate additional free ride promotional opportunities through June 2022 under the same LCTOP grant program. These promotional periods include Holiday Free Rides (December 12-24, 2021), Go Green Week (March 2022), and Earth Day (April 2022).
“We are thrilled to offer free rides during July to get more people using MAX and StaRT services,” said Adam Barth, StanRTA Director of Operations and Planning. “Public transportation is an effective way to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and get around Modesto and the region.”
Residents are encouraged to make the most of this free ride promotion by planning their trips in advance. Trip planning tools are available on the websites of the transit operators, as well as through smartphone apps such as Google Maps or the Transit app. These tools make it easy to determine the closest bus stop, the correct route, and access real-time bus arrival information.
All public transit buses in the county are accessible to individuals with disabilities as required by the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For more information on MAX and its services, visit www.modestoareaexpress.com or call (209) 521-1274. For more information on StaRT and its services, visit www.srt.org or call 1-800-262-1516. For more information on Turlock Transit and its services, visit www.turlocktransit.com or call (209) 668-5600.