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MAX BART EXPRESS INFORMATION
 
MAX BusWelcome to the Modesto BART Express, operated by the Modesto Area Express (MAX). To ensure that your trip is as pleasant as possible, please take note of the following information. Feel free to ask your driver or call us at (209)521-1274 if you have additional questions. Below the Modesto BART Express information is additional information about BART.
The Modesto BART Express departs from the Modesto Downtown Transportation Center, makes one pick-up at the Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) parking lot on Sisk Rd., then travels non-stop to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station twice each weekday morning.  Modesto BART Express also provides two return trips each weekday evening to both locations.

Modesto Downtown Transportation Center  

Modesto Downtown Transportation Center
Sisk Road Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)  
Locator Map for Sisk Road Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) Parking Lot
Sisk Road Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)  

Detail Map for Sisk Road Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) Parking Lot
Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station  
Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
MAX BART EXPRESS SCHEDULE
 MORNING TRIPS (WEEKDAYS ONLY)
Modesto BART Express must leave Modesto no later than the times listed below in order to meet the scheduled BART train departures from the Dublin/Pleasanton station. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please arrive in plenty of time to pay your fare and select a seat so that the bus can leave on schedule.  Passengers with luggage must arrive at least ten (10) minutes prior to departure.  Arrival times are approximations and can be affected by traffic congestion and other events beyond MAX's control.

Early Morning Trip: 
Departs: Modesto Downtown Transportation Center  4:40 am
Departs: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)   5:00 am
     Arrives: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 6:35 am
Departs: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 6:45 am
     Arrives: Downtown Transportation Center 7:55 am
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Late Morning Trip:  
Departs: Modesto Downtown Transportation Center  5:40 am
Departs: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)   6:00 am
     Arrives: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 7:35 am
Departs: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 7:45 am
     Arrives: Downtown Transportation Center 8:55 am
 
 AFTERNOON TRIPS (WEEKDAYS ONLY)
 (Afternoon trips departing from Modesto require an advance notification.  Please phone 209.521.1274.

Early Afternoon Trip:
Departs: Downtown Transportation Center
(Advance notification required)
3:45 pm
Departs: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)
(Advance notification required) 
4:00 pm
     Arrives: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 5:15 pm
Departs: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 5:30 pm
     Arrives: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)   7:00 pm
     Arrives: Downtown Transportation Center   7:10 pm
 
Late Afternoon Trip: 
Departs: Downtown Transportation Center
(Advance notification required)
4:45 pm
Departs: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)
(Advance notification required)
5:00 pm
     Arrives: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 6:15 pm
Departs: Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station 6:30 pm
     Arrives: Sisk Rd. Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)   8:00 pm
     Arrives: Downtown Transportation Center   8:10 pm
 
MAX BART EXPRESS FARES
(Prices subject to change without notice)
 
Cash Fares
One-way Cash Fare......................................................... $14.00 per ride
Round-Trip Cash Fare (valid only on date of purchase).. $16.00 round trip
Monthly Passes
Full Month....................................................................... $175.00
Beginning the 8th of the month....................................... $140.00
Beginning the 15th of the month.....................................   $90.00
Beginning the 22nd of the month....................................   $50.00
Half month ( 1st - 15th of each month).............................   $90.00
 
Paying Your Fare
Purchase Your Tickets on the Bus:
One-way and round-trip tickets are available from the driver, on a first-come, first-served basis.

One-way and round-trip tickets are available only on the bus. Driver accepts only cash for these fares. Exact change is required on bus for all purchases. Driver carries no change.

Daily round-trip tickets are valid only on the date of purchase. No advance sales of daily round-trip tickets are available.

Purchase Your Monthly Passes:

For pass availability and restrictions if you are a new monthly passenger only phone (209) 571-5176. Walk-in customers with a current monthly pass may purchase by cash, check, VISA, and MasterCard at City Hall, 1010 10th St., 2nd Floor, Suite 2100, Cashiering.  Current pass holders may FAX or MAIL orders by printing the form (Click here for FAX form), completing, and faxing the form to (209) 341-2929, or mailing to the address shown on the form.  Only VISA and MasterCard are accepted for FAX orders.  Visa, MasterCard, checks, or money orders are accepted for mail orders. Reverse Commuters may purchase passes at the Downtown Transportation Center, by FAX or mail, or at City Hall, 1010 10th St., 2nd Floor, Suite 2100, Cashiering.  Due to limited staffing, Finance is unable to grant "special handling request" on pass purchases.  For general information on MAX BART Express service phone (209) 521-1274

 
POLICY & PROCEDURES
The Bus Departs Promptly at Scheduled Times from Modesto:
The Modesto BART Express bus must leave Modesto's Downtown Transportation Center and Orchard Supply Hardware's (OSH) parking lot promptly on departure times to meet the BART departures from the Dublin / Pleasanton BART station. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please arrive in plenty of time to pay your fare and select a seat so that the bus can leave on schedule. Passengers with luggage must arrive at least ten (10) minutes prior to departure.
 
If BART is Late Returning in the Afternoon:
MAX personnel will attempt to contact BART before each afternoon return trip to Modesto to determine if trains are running late. If trains are running late, drivers will wait up to ten (10) minutes past the scheduled departure times. MAX cannot be held responsible for the transportation of passengers who arrive at the MAX bus bay after the scheduled departure times.
 
 Seating
  • Seat Reservations:  Monthly pass holders may make their reservations for seating on the morning and afternoon bus for which they have a pass, on a first-come, first-served basis. MAX reserves the right to change seat assignments on a temporary or permanent basis as needed. Monthly pass holders may also ride on a bus in which they do not have a reserved seat, on a space available basis. You may only reserve a seat on the bus for which you have a pass.  Only those riders purchasing a full month pass will be eligible for reserved seating.
  • Morning Seating:  On the morning trips to Dublin, the first priority for boarding will be pass holders with reservations on that bus. Second priority is pass holders who have a reserved seat on the other morning bus. Non-pass holders board last, on a first-come, first-served basis, whether or not they are purchasing one-way or round trip tickets.

    Seats of pass holders who have not arrived five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to leave in the morning will be assumed to be vacant and available for use by non-pass holders. If the pass holder boards the bus within five (5) minutes of departure and their reserved seat has been taken, the pass holder will be allowed to sit in any unoccupied seat, or stand.
  • Afternoon Seating:  On the afternoon return trips from Dublin, the first priority for seating will be pass holders with reservations on that bus followed by pass holders who have a reserved seat on the other afternoon bus. Passengers with round-trip tickets will be boarded next. One-way ticket purchasers will be required to wait to see if there are enough spaces (seats or standing room) to accommodate them on the bus before they are sold a ticket. Early arrival is not required on afternoon buses. MAX will not assume a pass holder will not be returning on the bus that evening because they did not ride the bus to the BART station in the morning. Therefore, there will always be room on the afternoon bus for pass holders even if they arrive late in the morning or only ride in the afternoon.
 
Passes Non-Transferable
Passes are not transferable between patrons. All persons not paying a one-way cash fare must have a valid round-trip ticket or monthly pass in their possession while riding the bus. Fare evasion is a violation of State Penal Code Section 640.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
Days of Operation
The Modesto BART Express operates on weekdays only, excluding the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day (observed)
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Luggage
  • Passengers with luggage must arrive no later than ten (10) minutes prior to departure.  Carry-on items may not exceed the size allowed by airlines and must be stowed beneath the passenger's seat or in the overhead compartment.  Larger items, including bikes, may be stowed in the under bus baggage compartment, but must be loaded and unloaded by the passenger.  Drivers will not handle passenger items.  MAX and contract operator are not responsible for damage and passengers assume all liability for their stowed items, regardless of cause.  The driver may require removal of any item he/she determines to be hazardous.  Passengers whose luggage is removed will not receive a refund.  Luggage and bikes left behind will be disposed of promptly.
Rules of the Bus
  • Smoking is not allowed on the bus.
  • No animals allowed, except for service animals, (guide dogs, etc.).
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn on the bus.
  • Profanity (swearing or cursing) is not allowed.
  • Sound equipment may be played on the bus only if headphones are used and no sound is projected beyond the headphones.
  • No weapons of any kind allowed on the bus.
  • No boisterous or unruly behavior allowed.
  • For passenger convenience MAX allows coffee or drinks in commuter cups, and breakfast items such as donuts or bagels, but please no messy items. Passenger must ensure that no food or drink is dropped or spilled in the bus.  Do not leave wrappers or containers on bus.
  • Conversations, cell phone use, and other noise must be kept to a minimum.
 
 
 
For detailed BART Service information please visit www.bart.org.
 
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