The Modesto Area Express’ Easy Rider Trip Planner -

Easy Rider trip planner, powered by Google Transit, is designed to help transit riders find their way from points A to B in Stanislaus County. You can use Easy Rider to find your way around Stanislaus County as well as adjoining Counties and Cities who also use Google Transit for their trip planners. The following Stanislaus County transit operators are partners in this process.

     • Modesto Area Express (MAX) –
     • Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) –
     • Ceres Area Transit (CAT) –
     • Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLST) –
     • Riverbank/Oakdale Transit Authority (ROTA) –

Use the trip planner to plan your ride. Easy Rider is tied to transit operators’ routes and schedules so it can tell you when to be at the
bus stop, where, if necessary, to make any transfers and where you can get off. You can search by intersection, address, business
name or landmark.

How to Use the Easy Rider Trip Planner -

  • Enter your starting location, either by street address, two street intersection, business name or
    landmark in the “Start” text field above.

  • Next enter your destination using the same method in the "End" text field.

  • Then select either “Depart at” or “Arrive by” at the bottom of the box.

  • Next, enter the date of travel and the time of travel.

  • Finally, click the "Get Directions" button.

Easy Rider will then show you your planned trip and what time the bus will depart or arrive based on what you have selected.

While MAX strives to provide quality information through our trip planner, we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy.
This is a new service that is still being refined by both Google and the participating transit agencies.
Please see the Google Transit Terms and Conditions.

Open GTFS developer data

Modesto Area Express » Open GTFS developer data


Data for Modesto Area Express service information (schedules, stop locations, route alignments, and fares) is made available in the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format. Download the Modesto Area Express (MAX) GTFS data file at the GTFS Data Exchange website. This data is maintained with the support of Trillium Solutions, Inc.

Downloading and usage of the transit data is based on acceptance and agreement to the Terms and Guidelines below.


Terms and guidelines for use of GTFS data

  • GTFS data is provided without warranties.
  • No availability guarantees are expressed or implied.
  • Modesto Area Express retains full rights to the data.
  • Modesto Area Express reserves the right to use the MAX logo. 3rd party applications may NOT display the MAX logo. The MAX logo is an indicator only for official, agency-supplied materials.
  • 3rd party applications should be presented as such. They should not be presented as being endorsed by, or affiliated with Modesto Area Express (MAX).
  • Modesto Area Express does not guarantee accuracy of 3rd party applications using our data.