San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Altamont Corridor Express
The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) is a commuter rail service in California, connecting Stockton and San Jose. The ACE service is named for the Altamont Pass, through which it runs. The 86-mile (138 km) route includes ten stops, with travel time about 2 hours and 12 minutes end-to-end. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 1,299,717 and $24.7 million.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District
The San Joaquin Regional Transit District, the Regional Transit Provider for San Joaquin County, provides public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area, as well as Intercity, Interregional, and Rural Transit Services countywide. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 3,566,367 and $31.9 million.
The City offers three local fixed routes Monday through Saturday, a shuttle connecting the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Station with the Manteca Transit Center on weekdays, with senior and persons with disabilities Manteca Transit Dial-A-Ride on weekdays and general public dial-a-ride service on Saturdays. Manteca Transit Dial-A-Ride also acts as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Complementary Paratransit program. The transit system also facilitates regional connections with San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) via the Manteca Transit Center, and along Main Street and at the Lathrop/Manteca ACE Station. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 64,106 and $1.1 million.
The City of Lodi began operating transit services in April 1978 on a demand response basis through a contract with a local taxi company. The City then assumed control of the dial-a-ride program in 1992 and added a fixed route service in November 1994. The fixed route service is called GrapeLine, and the demand response Dial-a-Ride is called VineLine and includes American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit service. Both are operated seven days a week. Operation of the transit program is carried out through a contractor (presently MV Transportation, Inc.). Maintenance, fueling and overall administration is provided by the City of Lodi’s Public Works Department, Fleet Maintenance Division. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 305,475 and $3.2 million.
The Tracy Tracer provides fixed route service for the general public throughout the City of Tracy. The service operates 3 routes, Monday through Saturday. Transit services are available from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 167,484 and $3.4 million.
eTrans service includes a deviated fixed route service, Route 1, between the Escalon Park & Ride Lot in downtown Escalon and a connection in North Modesto with Modesto Area Express, and Stanislaus Regional Transit. MAX and StaRT connecting to destinations in Modesto and Stanislaus County. eTrans also provides dial-a-ride service within Escalon City Limits. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 2,137 and $105,329.
Ripon Blossom Express
The City of Ripon is located at in southern San Joaquin County, bounded by the Stanislaus River to the south. The City operates the Ripon Almond Blossom Express with one fixed route that travels throughout Ripon and connects residents with the Modesto Area Express at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto, CA. RTD’s Route 91 offers service to the City of Ripon from Stockton. Annual ridership and annual operating expenses for 2017 were 34,320 and $284,238.