*Not valid on Route 70. Valid only on Fixed Route Buses
and Waterford Runabout (Fixed Stops only)
Children age five (5) and under ride free when
accompanied by a paying adult. Two (2) children age five
(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.
NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE. DAMAGED TICKETS WILL NOT BE
EXACT FARE IS NOT REQUIRED. CHANGE CARDS WILL BE GIVEN
IF CHANGE IS OWED AFTER PAYMENT OF FARE.
|Free transfers are available to passengers who need
to switch buses to complete their trips on fixed routes.
Please request your 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), MAX (Modesto Area
Express), CAT (Ceres Area Transit), Ceres Dial-A-Ride
and BLST (Bus Line Service of Turlock).
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 or between
Routes 10 and 15. Passengers are not able to transfer
onto the Shuttle or Dial-A-Ride services except for
Ceres Dial-A-Ride. You may transfer onto the Runabout
Service for fixed route stops only.
Transfers are valid for four (4) hours from time
of issue. 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.
for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities
If you are sixty-five
years (65) of age or older or have a disability, you are
eligible for a StaRT discount card.
• Request an application by calling 1 (800) 262-1516 or
1 (800) 688-1884. Leave your name and address and an
application will be mailed to you. You
can also pickup an application at the address listed below. Or you can
download an application by
• Return completed application by mail to StaRT, 1010
10th Street, Suite 4204 Modesto, CA 95354 or by fax to
• If eligible, a discount card will be mailed to you
within twenty-one (21) days.
StaRT recognizes any valid ID as proof of
eligibility including California Drivers License / ID,
Medicare, Medicaid or other transit agencies Dial-A-Ride
Discount Cards for seniors or persons with disabilities.
Purchasing Information for Fare Cards
|Purchase at these Locations:
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 South Building, 6707 3rd St.,
Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway, Turlock (Does not accept checks)
Waterford City Hall, 312 E St., Waterford
Modesto Junior College, Business Office (East & West
Campuses) - (Student 20 Ride Cards & 31 Day Passes)
California State University, Stanislaus, Student Union -
(Student 20 Ride Cards & 31 Day Passes)
Mail or Phone
|You can purchase Ticket Bundles, Fare Cards, 31-Day
Passes & Medivan fare cards by mail or by phone at
Storer Transit Systems only. Make checks 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) information by
calling: 1(800) 262-1516.
How to Care for your Fare
|Please DO NOT:
• Write On
• Expose to the Sun
• Get wet
Damaged Fare Cards will not be replaced and are
To see how to use the Fare box