FREE Rides until 2022 with MAX and StaRT!

FREE Rides until 2022 with MAX and StaRT!

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) Board approved simpler fare options for Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) services. The fares will go into effect in January 2022. Until then, rides on all MAX and StaRT services are free!

The Board approved the new fares to simplify the 40-plus different options that are currently available on MAX and StaRT. Some highlights about the new fares include:

  • Youth 0-18 are free.
  • Most fares are reduced.
  • A day pass will replace the single ride for $2.00.

StanRTA is providing free fares as it reviews all existing routes, creates a new name and logo to represent MAX & StaRT in 2022.

Rideshare Week is HERE!

Commuters using public transit and dibs carpools and vanpools Oct. 18-22 can net smart travelers a $50 Amazon gift card or an Apple Air Pods Max.

Rideshare Week is an annual event across the United States that invites commuters to explore other ways of getting to work. Commuters can enter to win by creating an account at dibsmyway.com (or the dibs Commute Tracker app) and record a carpool, vanpool or public transit trip during Oct. 18-22.

Nine new registrations will be selected from Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. That’s 27 total gift cards up for grabs. In addition, one lucky trip logger will be selected from each county to win Apple AirPods Max.

Using smart travel methods makes it easier to save money, helps save the environment and reduces traffic. Find out more about how dibs can help at dibsmyway.com/rideshareweek.

Any person 18 or older who works or lives in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Merced counties is eligible to win. Trip logging will be done via dibsmyway.com or through the Commute Tracker app. Only new members are eligible for Amazon gift card prizes.

Rideshare Week as an annual event to promote alternative methods of transportation. When commuters drive alone to their destination, it increases air pollution, congestion, and negatively impacts physical and mental health. Rideshare Week invites commuters to try something new and transit organizations to offer incentives to commuters for sharing their ride.

Survey: Lodi Greenline Trail

San Joaquin Council of Governments, Bike Lodi and the City of Lodi are studying the feasibility of converting an unused Union Pacific rail spur into the Lodi Greenline Trail to connect Downtown Lodi to Woodbridge for biking and walking. Please take this short survey to share your vision for the Lodi Greenline Trail. The survey will close Nov. 5, 2021. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

The Lodi Greenline is envisioned to provide safe, convenient and comfortable access to local destinations for people walking, biking and rolling. The study will seek to understand physical, social, and cultural context of the railroad and the local community, engage the public in a series of virtual and in-person workshops, and develop alternative concepts for the Lodi Greenline.

SURVEY: Unmet Transit Needs

The San Joaquin Council of Governments needs your help. Tell us what your unmet transit needs are by following the link in the QR code or by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PF5P5SH. The survey ends Dec 31, 2021. We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your unmet transit needs.

SJCOG determines the amount of public transportation funds available for the cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy, and San Joaquin County. Prior to disbursing Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds, SJCOG must identify any unmet public transit needs that may exist in San Joaquin County. The Unmet Transit Needs (UTN) assessment is developed to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are “reasonable to meet” are met before funds are expended for nontransit uses, such as streets and roads.