Stanislaus Regional Transit - Fares Information

StaRT  Fare Information
 Transfer Policy
Transfers are available to passengers who need to switch buses to complete their trips on fixed routes. Please request your free transfer from the bus driver when boarding the bus and paying your fare. Passengers may only request one transfer per paid fare. Riders can transfer between StaRT (fixed route only), MAX (Modesto Area Express), CAT (Ceres Area Transit), Ceres Dial-A-Ride, DART (Dial-A-Ride Turlock) and BLST (Bus Line Service of Turlock).

Transfers are valid for (4) four hours from time of issue.

Transfers may not be used for the same bus route on which the transfer was issued. In addition, transfers may not be used to transfer onto Route 70 and between Routes 10 and 15. Passengers are not able to transfer onto the Shuttle and Dial-A-Ride services except for Ceres Dial-A-Ride. You may transfer onto the Runabout Service for fixed route stops only.

Transfers can only be used for the continuation or extension of a current trip in one direction and may not be used for a return trip.
 Senior 65+ and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card Information

In order to be eligible for a StaRT Senior 65+ and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card, you must be sixty-five (65) years of age or over, or have a disability. To request an application form, call (800) 252-1516.  You may also call StaRT's customer comment line at (800) 668-1884 and leave your name and address and an application form will be mailed to you.  You may also download the application form - Download Discount Card Application Form (104KB - needs Adobe Acrobat Reader view)

Return or mail the completed application to Stanislaus Regional Transit, Stanislaus County Public Works Department, Transit Division, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4204, Modesto, CA 95354.  If you are eligible, a StaRT Senior/Person with Disabilities Discount Card will be mailed to you within 21 days.

To receive a discounted fare for Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) services, passengers are required to show a StaRT Senior/Persons with Disabilities Discount card to the driver. A discount cardholder may be required to show a photo ID along with the discount card in order to get the discount.

StaRT recognizes any valid proof of eligibility for the senior or person with disability discount.

 Where To Purchase Fast Fares, 20-Ride Cards Tickets and Passes -
Modesto Transportation Center, 1001 9th St., Modesto (StaRT accepts MasterCard & Visa at this location)
Storer Transit Systems, 1216 Doker Dr., Modesto  (StaRT accepts MasterCard & Visa at this location)
Newman City Hall, 1162 Main St., Newman
Oakdale City Hall, 280 N. 3rd Ave, Oakdale
Patterson City Hall, 1 Plaza Circle, Patterson
Riverbank City Hall, 6707 3rd St., Riverbank
Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway, Turlock (The City of Turlock accepts CASH ONLY)
Waterford City Hall, 320 E St., Waterford
Student 20-Ride Cards Only - Modesto Junior College, Business Services Office (East and West Campuses), Modesto. (Valid Student ID Required)
Student 20-Ride Cards Only - California State University, Stanislaus, Student Union, Turlock. (Valid Student ID Required)

Note: When using a check to purchase StaRT ticket books or fare cards at any of the above locations, checks should be made out to the location from where the ticket books or fare cards are being purchased. For example, when buying a ticket book at Turlock City Hall, checks should be made payable to the City of Turlock. This does not apply to the Modesto Transportation Center. Checks written at the Modesto Transportation Center should be made payable to Stanislaus County.
 Purchase by Mail or Phone -
You can purchase Ticket Books, Fare Cards & 31-Day Passes by mail or by phone at Storer Transit Systems only. For Checks: Make check payable to Storer Transit Systems and mail to: Storer Transit Systems, 1216 Doker Dr., Modesto, CA 95351, or phone in your Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa) by calling: 1-800-262-1516.
 Other Fare Information and Related Policies -
Do not wrinkle, fold or tear your ticket. Do not expose to the sun. Do not write on or laminate your ticket. Damaged tickets will not be replaced and are non-refundable. Children age five (5) and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. Two children age 5 and under may ride free for each paid adult fare. Minimum age for a child without adult supervision is nine (9) years old. Children eight (8) and under must be accompanied by someone sixteen (16) years or older.

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