Riders can transfer between StaRT (Fixed Stops Only),
MAX, CAT (Ceres Area Transit), Ceres Dial-A-Ride, eTrans (Escalon Transit),
Turlock) and BLST for free.
Transfers are not accepted on Route 70 or between Routes
10 & 15..
Only riders who get on or off at StaRT fixed stops may
request a transfer. To transfer from any of the above services to a
StaRT Shuttle or Runabout curb-to-curb service, a full fare is required.
Transfers to and from StaRT Shuttle or Runabout curb-to-curb service are
Transfers are good only at transfer points in Modesto,
Ceres, Turlock and designated StaRT bus stops in the Riverbank & Oakdale service area.
Passengers may only purchase one
transfer per paid fare. A Transfer may be used for the continuation or
extension of a current trip and may not be used for a return trip.
When at a designated stop, as the bus approaches,
please stand up and wave at the driver so they know you want to ride. Please be at your bus stop
at least five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
Exiting the Bus
Please let your driver know that you want off the
bus at least one (1) full block before your stop by telling the driver or
pulling the cord over the window. The driver will then stop the bus as close to
the next designated bus stop as can be done safely.
Fixed Route Bus
Buses will stop at all
designated bus stops on a fixed route. If no one is waiting at a designated
bus stop/shelter and if the driver is running late, the driver may proceed
past the stop without stopping the bus. If the driver is on time or ahead
of schedule he or she will stop and wait till the scheduled time of
departure to leave the stop. A bus should NEVER leave early from a
Flagdowns are allowed
between the first and last stops between towns. Flagdowns are not
allowed between stops within towns. Within towns, passengers should
board and get off at the nearest StaRT bus stop. Flagdowns are only
permitted in areas where the bus can safely pull over. Weather
conditions may prevent stopping at some flagdown locations.
Rules of the Bus
California Penal Code Section 640 prohibits:
- Evasion of payment of the fares of the
- Misuse of transfers, passes, or tickets with
the intent to evade the payment of fares.
- Playing sound equipment (without earphones)
in or on system facilities or buses.
- Smoking, eating, or drinking in or on system
facilities or buses.
- Expectorating upon system facilities or
- Willfully disturbing others in or on system
facilities or buses by engaging in boisterous or
- Writing, spraying, scratching, or otherwise
affixing graffiti in or on system facilities or buses.
- Weapons of any kind on the buses.
- Soliciting in or on system facilities or
Passengers who violate Penal Code Section 640 may
receive a fine up to $250 and community service time up to 48 hours. Violators
must pay for the cleanup, repair, or replacement of equipment damaged by the
Passengers must also follow these rules:
- No alcohol beverages or illegal substances
- No littering in or on buses or bus stop
- No animals allowed (except for service
animals permitted by the ADA).
- Standing passengers must stand behind the
"standee" line. No standing or walking in the aisle when the bus is moving.
- Carriages, strollers and recreational
scooters must be folded and out of the aisle.
- Shoes & shirts must be worn on the bus.
Roller Blades may not be worn.
- No profanity (swearing or cursing) allowed.
- Food and beverages must be in closed
containers and carried in bags but may not be consumed on the buses.
- No more than three (3) bags per each paying
passenger. All bags must be able to be stored safely on the floor between
seats or on your lap and must not leak.
- For Safety, passengers are expected to sit
upright in their seats.
Any Passenger violating the rules may be asked to
leave the bus and may be reported to the nearest police or sheriff agency.
Passengers violating the rules may have their riding privileges temporarily or
Bag, Packages & Strollers Policy
No more than three (3) bags for each paying
passenger. All items must be in the bags and may not be loaded above the top of
the bags. All bags must be able to be stored safely on the floor between seats
or on your lap and must not leak. Carriages, strollers and recreational scooters
must be folded and out of the aisle.
Some passengers will be carrying strollers,
infant carriers, suitcases and/or packages. When possible, drivers may assist
passengers in making sure that all carried on items are properly stored. Drivers
may require the passenger to hold the item on their lap. When de-boarding,
passengers with carried on materials may have to wait until the other passengers
have de-boarded to retrieve their stored items.
and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card Information
In order to be eligible for a StaRT
Senior/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)
668-5600 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
Modesto, CA 95354. If you are eligible, a StaRT Senior/Person with Disability
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/Person with Disability Discount card to the
driver. The 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.
Wheelchair Size &
Weight Guidelines and Electric Powered Mobility Devices
Wheelchair lifts on the vans or buses are designed to
lift common wheelchairs that do not exceed thirty (30)
inches by forty-eight (48) inches, measured two (2)
inches off the ground. The maximum weight restriction is
six hundred (600) pounds (chair and occupant).
Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) Policy Regarding
Transporting Persons Who Use Electric Powered Mobility
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