Public transit users in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County will soon notice a simplified rider experience. Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) will merge into one seamless system called the Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA).
The consolidation will plan more effective routes, reduce duplicated services, and give riders an improved travel experience throughout much of the county.
The new transit system is expected to be simpler and easier to use, which will enhance mobility options and should attract more users. Currently, some riders have to purchase multiple tickets and use multiple services for longer rides. The new system will allow riders to use just one ticket and one service for most area bus services.
The community will be included in the rebranding process and in scheduling and planning bus routes. Riders can stay up to date on any changes by checking the StanRTA website.