Merced County was one of several local agencies experimenting with discounted or free fares on its transit system to boost ridership. For the month of August, all rides on The Bus were free. Now to extend that bump in ridership.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District just began construction on an all-electric Bus Rapid Transit route (BRT) that will serve South Stockton and connect with other Metro Express bus routes in the city.
Modesto Junior College is joining a growing list of institutions that are partnering with transit to ease the financial burden of getting an education. As of July 1, all students can ride city and county transit systems for free.
Modesto unveiled a new art installation last Friday, and to enjoy it, all people have to do is look down at their feet. If these new crosswalks help make it safer to cross the street, so much the better.
The Fresno City Council unanimously approved the citywide Active Transportation Plan, and the city got a customized prioritization tool that will help it focus on equity. It was a win for social justice advocates in the city.
Since January, students at California State University, Stanislaus have been able to ride public transit without paying a fare. They have unlimited use of the city’s fixed-route bus system, and all they have to do is show their student ID.