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- 2023 Service Change - Connecting Communities on The S
2023 Service Change - Connecting Communities on The S
StanRTA will launch comprehensive service changes on March 5, 2023, due to its Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) findings from 2022. The changes will help provide transit equity across The S service area.
Explore the Coming Changes - Click on the Routes Below.
|Route||Description of Changes|
|Route 10||Partially Redesigned - No longer serves CSU Stanislaus but will continue to serve bus stops on Countryside and direct service to Turlock Transit Center.|
Partially Redesigned - Split into Route 29 (Modesto Transit Center to Ceres) and Route 15 (Ceres to Turlock). No longer serves CSU Stanislaus, Geer, and Golden State. Passengers will transfer to a Turlock Transit bus to reach the university and other destinations in Turlock.
|Route 21||Schedule Changes|
|Route 22||Schedule Changes|
|Route 23||Schedule Changes|
|Route 24||Partially Redesigned - Empire to Riverbank via Creekwood, Claus, and Roselle. Eliminated Leg – Modesto Transit Center to Roselle/Orangeburg. (Served by Route 37)|
|Route 25||Schedule Changes|
|Route 26||Schedule Changes|
|Route 28||Discontinued - Route 28 and 41 have been combined into a new route, Route 48, which provides service to Salida, Gregori High School, Vintage Faire Mall along Sisk, and 9th in Modesto.|
|Route 29||Partially Redesigned - Portion along 7th and Crows Landing reassigned to Route 42. Assumes portions of Route 15. Goes to Ceres Walmart mobility hub.|
|Route 30||Schedule Changes|
|Route 31||Schedule Changes|
|Route 32||Schedule Changes|
|Route 33||Partially Redesigned - Section between Modesto Transit Center up 9th to Coldwell is assigned to Route 48. Bi-directional service between Modesto Transit Center and Carpenter.|
|Route 36||Discontinued - Absorbed into other routes.|
|Route 37||Partially Redesigned - Traveling along Scenic instead of Yosemite to access Oakdale Rd, with new service to Roselle.|
|Route 38||Schedule Changes|
|Route 40||Partially Redesigned - Extended to include the retail shopping areas on the Las Palmas-Ward-Sperry loop on route.|
|Route 41||Discontinued - Route 28 and 41 have been combined into a new route, Route 48, which provides service to Salida, Gregori High School, Vintage Faire Mall along Sisk, and 9th in Modesto.|
|Route 42||Partially Redesigned - Realigned to cover Bystrum community, expand service on Whitmore, downtown Ceres, and to the Ceres Walmart mobility hub.|
|Route 44||Discontinued - Replaced by portions of Routes 42 and 47.|
|Route 45E||Partially Redesigned - Routes 45 E/W merged into a single route. Service terminates at the Turlock Transit Center. Passengers will transfer to a Turlock Transit bus to reach the university and other local destinations. Service to Gustine and the Patterson industrial areas discontinued. Realigned around the Las Palmas – Ward – Sperry loop to provide better shopping access.|
|Route 45W||Partially Redesigned - Merged with 45E to create a single Route 45 (see above).|
|Route 47||NEW ROUTE - Modesto Transit Center to Ceres Walmart via SW Modesto to Hatch and Mitchell. Replaces portions of existing routes 36, 42, and 44.|
|Route 48||NEW ROUTE - Modesto Transit Center to Salida via 9th, Sisk, Dale, Kiernan, and Gregori High School. Replaces Routes 41 and 28.|
|Route 50||NEW ROUTE - Modesto Transit Center to Waterford via Yosemite through Empire. Formerly part of Route 61.|
|Route 60||Partially Redesigned - Reconfigured routing in the Cities of Oakdale and Riverbank. Additional bus stops added as noted on the route map.|
|Route 61||Partially Redesigned - Modesto Transit Center to Hughson via Ceres, and serving Ceres Walmart mobility hub.|
|ACE Commuter||No Changes|
|BART||Pilot Project - The AM and PM Patterson BART buses will transfer passengers onto the Modesto BART bus at a stop near the convergence of Interstate 5 and Highway 132. The Modesto BART bus will proceed to Dublin BART. This pilot will last for one year or until ridership increases to a level justifying two buses travel to Dublin.|
|Stockton Commuter||No Changes|
Big-Picture Changes to Connect Communities on The S
Sunday Bus Service Added
- Sunday hourly bus service added to Routes 15, 24, 40, 45, 48, 50, 60, and 61.
60-Minute Service Frequency
- Service frequency improved to every 60 minutes on Routes 40, 45, 50, 60, and 61.
More Bus Stops and New Information Posts
- Additional bus stops have been added to many routes to make transit easier to access.
- Information posts will include a QR code to make it easier for riders to locate their bus and plan their trip with the Track the S app.
Bidirectional Routes, Timetables, and Timepoints
- Many routes are almost exclusively bidirectional, going outbound and then turning around to return on the same path, with bus stops closely aligned on opposite sides of the street.
- Timepoints on some routes have been reassigned to better reflect progress along a route.
Explore Fixed-Route Changes in Your Neighborhood
Join us for Rider Appreciation and Information Events
Join The S team at a Rider Appreciation event for treats, giveaways, and information about the new service. You can also attend Outreach Events to listen to community-specific service changes and ask questions regarding your favorite routes and stops. Check back for additional dates, times, and details!
|Rider Appreciation Day Events||Outreach Events|
|Monday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. Hughson City Council |
|Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. Riverbank City Council Meeting|
|Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. Salida Municipal Advisory Council|
|Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. Hickman Municipal Advisory Council|
|Thursday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. Keyes Municipal Advisory Council|
|Thursday, May 11, 6:00 p.m. So. Modesto Municipal Advisory Committee|
Demand Response Service Changes
ADA Paratransit services are not affected by the service changes.
The following changes to Demand Response Services are being made to improve on-time performance and ease of use. Don't hesitate to contact The S if you are affected by these changes and need assistance finding travel alternatives.
Shuttle Services Discontinued
- Waterford/Modesto Shuttle running between Modesto, Empire, Oakdale, Waterford, Hickman, Hughson, and Ceres.
- Turlock/Modesto Shuttle running between Modesto, Keyes, Turlock, and Denair.
- Eastside Shuttle running between Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank.
Newman Dial-A-Ride Discontinued
- Curb-to-curb transportation to the general public in the communities of Newman, Patterson, Crows Landing, and parts of Gustine.
Custom Apps to Start Your Adventure on The S!
Track the S allows you to plan, pay, and track your fixed-route travel.
- Book the S allows you to play, pay and track your ADA Paratransit travel. COMING SOON!
Ask the S allows you to communicate with The S Customer Service.