Month: January 2021
Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Update
StanCOG’s Draft Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is available for public comment. The Plan will identify gaps and barriers for walking and biking in the County, recommend regional priorities for future strategies, and make the region more competitive for State and Federal funds. Review the Draft NMTP here.
Diane Nguyen Begins Executive Director Position at SJCOG
SJCOG, Masabi Launch EZHub
The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCG) and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, announced the launch of EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system, available in the Vamos Mobility App from Kyyti. The app will make using public transit safer and easier to access throughout San Joaquin County. Once downloaded, transit riders can use the Vamos Mobility app to plan their journeys and purchase tickets for any of the seven participating transit systems. The app is available from both the App Store and Google Play by searching for “Vamos Mobility” connecting residents of California’s Central Valley with affordable and clean local transit.
For more information, please visit the EZHub page here.
MAX saves you money with Token Transit!
MAX has partnered with Token Transit to help riders save money with fare capping.
Fare capping allows users to get credit for buying smaller trips and passes and earn their way toward a longer period pass. For example, riders can purchase and use one-way and one-day passes and earn their way toward a seven-day pass. Riders don’t have to register for anything, the Token Transit app tracks the capping for them and automatically gives credit for the smaller trips and passes purchased over a period of time to earn a longer-period pass!
Learn more HERE!
MAX moves to Saturday Plus Schedule
Beginning Monday, January 4, and until further notice, Modesto Area Express (MAX) will be operating on a “Saturday Plus” schedule for all routes. We hope this temporary schedule reduction will provide riders with the safe and reliable service they deserve.
What is Saturday Plus?
Saturday Plus is a temporary schedule reduction impacting all Weekday routes. The traditional Weekday routes for most routes will operate with a modified Saturday inbound and outbound schedule. Routes will also start earlier than the standard Saturday schedule.
Typical weekday only routes 24, 28, 35, 44, and Commuter Routes MAX to ACE, MAX to BARxT, and MAX to Stockton will continue to operate.
All schedules can be found on the Maps and Schedules web page.
All MAX buses continue to be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant and all staff members who were recently exposed to COVID-19 are quarantining, as advised by the CDC, to protect the community. We wish a speedy recovery to our drivers who are currently sick. These essential service workers make access to supplies, employment, and medical attention possible. Please keep them in your thoughts.