Why don't smaller buses run on routes that aren't busy?

StanRTA uses either a 35 foot or 40 foot bus on a route dependent upon the maximum number of passengers expected to be on the bus at any time during the course of the day to avoid the need to add large numbers of supplemental buses to accommodate maximum ridership. The City selected these 2 bus sizes after years of experimentation. Having only 2 sizes in the fleet reduces the cost of parts inventory, special diagnostic equipment, driver and mechanic training, and increases repair efficiency.

Labor expenses make up the majority of the cost of operating a bus so very little depends on the size of the bus. Operating additional buses to meet maximum ridership demand is extremely expensive and is avoided as much as possible. Please call 209-577-5295 for more information.

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1. How do I catch the bus?
2. How may I ride the bus with my wheelchair?
3. How may I bring my bike while riding the bus?
4. How do I board the bus?
5. How do I exit the bus?
6. How do I transfer from one bus route to another?
7. Do you offer trip planning services?
8. How do I read the transit maps?
9. How do I read the transit schedules?
10. How may I find contact information for the transit services?
11. What is the passenger conduct policy?
12. May I bring bulky items on the bus?
13. Do you have a non-discrimination policy?
14. What hours may I contact a StanRTA staff member for information?
15. What are the hours of operation?
16. Are there certain seats for seniors or disabled persons?
17. Where do I find bus schedules?
18. Where may I find bus system changes?
19. Do the bus drivers work for StanRTA? Do they have special training?
20. Why don't smaller buses run on routes that aren't busy?
21. Why are some routes different, or not run on the weekend?
22. What time will the bus be at my stop?
23. Why was my bus late?
24. How do I find out which bus I need?
25. How can I plan a trip that requires more than 1 bus system?