COVID19 Response

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Modesto Area Express (MAX) is a proud participant of the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Safety and Health Commitments Program. The Seal of Commitment you see displayed on MAX vehicles, in stations, and on social media means. MAX has pledged to institute national policies of: Official guidance, protecting each other, making informed choices and health first.

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Check out how Modesto Area Express (MAX) is committed to keeping riders safe on fixed routes, commuter express routes and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride (MADAR) services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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Timeline of MAX Covid-19 Response Actions

November 3, 2020

  • MAX and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride (MADAR) provide free fare on Election Day to promote social distancing and safe access to the polls.

November 4, 2020

  • Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride (MADAR) recognizes three exemplary employees who have gone above and beyond to provide essential travel to riders.

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We are Thankful for our Essential Workers!

These drivers, dispatchers, cleaners and customer service representatives bring a vital sense of stability and support to the MAX organization during this uncertain time.  Without them, MAX could not provide safe and reliable public transportation people we serve.



Rider Testimonials

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I rely on MAX for transportation and have really needed the services during the pandemic. As an essential service provider, I had to work during stay-at-home orders and MAX was how I got there and back. I’ve always felt safe on the bus because I know MAX cleans and sanitizes them constantly. I have been able to save so much money because of the free fares MAX has provided and that has helped my family so much during this difficult time

-MAX Rider Rosalee Holguin

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The MAX COVID-19 response has helped me on a personal level. Because of the pandemic, I didn’t take summer classes and was not eligible for the Modesto Junior College student free fare program, so I am very thankful that MAX has made the bus free for everyone. It has been a big help to me financially. Even for the short time that MAX scaled service back, I was still able to ride the bus to work as an essential service provider. Also, I am impressed with how clean MAX is keeping the buses and appreciate the face mask requirement because sometimes people forget to cover their mouth and nose when they sneeze or cough.

                      -MAX Rider Jennifer Olson