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Yvette Davis
Senior Program Specialist

Kari McNickle
Associate Program Specialist

Lisa Donahue
Assistant Program Specialist

Teresa Garcia
Administrative Technician

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Transit / Rail

Using public transportation is a great way to get to work. Not only do you get to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving, but you save money and help greatly reduce air pollution and traffic congestion!

Local Transit and Rail Providers:

San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties have a number of transit agencies offering everything from intercity fixed route service to commuter buses and trains to dial-a-ride and paratransit. The agencies listed below are the major transit providers in the area. Click on a provider name to obtain additional information about the services they provide.

Commuter Rail:

The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) is a commuter train that runs between Stockton and San Jose with stations in Stockton, Lathrop-Manteca, Tracy and various stops in the Bay Area.

Amtrak is a train that runs through the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the United States.

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has trains running from Dublin-Pleasanton to various Bay Area locations. You can drive, carpool or vanpool, or take SJRTD or MAX commuter busses to BART.

San Joaquin County Transit Providers:

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (SJRTD) operates 8 Commuter Routes to Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Livermore, Dublin/BART, Pleasanton, Sunnyvale, and Sacramento. For additional information click HERE.

Amtrak Stockton (SKN) station building with waiting room. 735 S San Joaquin St., Stockton.

Manteca Transit offers two routes serving the Manteca Area.

Amtrak Manteca/Lathrop (LTM) platform with shelter. 17800 Shideler Parkway, Manteca.

The Lodi Grapeline serves the City of Lodi.

Amtrak Lodi (LOD) station building with waiting room. 24 S Sacramento St., Lodi.

The Tracy Tracer provides fixed route, paratransit, and Dial-A-Ride services to the City of Tracy.

Amtrak Tracy (TRA) curbside bus stop only (no shelter). 725 W Clover Road (Wendy's Restaurant), Tracy.

ETrans provides The City of Escalon a door-to-door Dial-A-Ride service which operates within the City of Escalon and the surrounding unincorporated county areas.

The Blossom Express provides the City of Ripon a transit bus service to the general public, with four roundtrip loops from Ripon to Modesto.

Stanislaus County Transit Providers:

Modesto Area Express offers commuter services to ACE, Amtrak, and BART as well as fixed route service throughout the Modesto urban area. Dial-A-Ride is also available through MAX.

Amtrak Modesto (MOD) station building with waiting room. 1700 Held Dr., Modesto.

Stanislaus Regional Transit serves Stanislaus County with Fixed Route, Dial-A-Ride and Runabouts. Serves Turlock, Modesto, Waterford, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Waterford and Riverbank. Non-emergency transportation to Bay Area Medical Facilities is also available.

Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) provides transit service to the City of Turlock and the surrounding unincorporated area. Dial-A-Ride is also available.

Amtrak Denair/Turlock (TRK) platform with shelter. 3800 Santa Fe Ave. Denair.

Ceres Area Transit (CAT) is a fixed route bus service that serves Ceres and the surrounding unincorporated area. Dial-A-Ride is also available.

Merced County Transit Providers:

THE BUS public transportation for the County of Merced connecting cities with Commuter Express, Merced Shuttle and Intercity Express.

YARTS public transportation to Yosemite from Merced on Hwy 140 and Hwy 120 and Interstate 395 to Mammoth Lake.

Amtrak (MCD) Merced station building with enclosed waiting room. 324 W 24th St., Merced, CA 95340.

Greyhound Bus Merced bus station with baggage check and waiting room. 710 W 16th St.

Additional Transit Providers:

Amador Transit connects Sutter Hill Transit Center to Jackson, Sutter Creek, Plymouth, Ione and Hwy 88 corridor through Pine Grove and Pioneer ending at Amador Station.

Fresno Area Express (FAX) serving the greater Fresno Metropolitan area. Connecting Fresno and Clovis.



Find Your Commute

Commute Connection is a Regional Rideshare Agency and a program of the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG)

Commute Connection Serves the Following Counties:


San Joaquin Council of Governments


Stanislaus Council of Governments 


Merced County Association of Governments