2023 Service Change - Connecting Communities on The S

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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.

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Explore the Coming Changes - Click on the Routes Below.

2023 service changes
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.
Route 15

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 Schedule 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 EventsOutreach Events
Monday, February 27, 8 to 10 a.m. Turlock Transit CenterFriday, February 17, 11:30 a.m. Modesto Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 9 to 11 a.m. Modesto Transit CenterTuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. Oakdale City Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vintage Faire MallWednesday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. Empire Municipal Advisory Council
Wednesday, March 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Modesto Transit CenterMonday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. Ceres City Council Meeting
Thursday, March 2, 1 to 3:00 p.m. Modesto Transit Center
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Newman City Council Meeting
Friday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Modesto Transit Center
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. Waterford City Council 
Sunday, March 5, ALL DAY, Modesto Transit Center
Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. Modesto City Council

Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. StanCOG Citizens Advisory Committee

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. Patterson City Council

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 DenDAR Button_resizedair.
  • 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.

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