Passengers must pay a fare or show a pass each time they board a bus. View connection and transfer information to get more information regarding the options available to you.
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Buses only stop at locations marked with a bench, shelter and / or sign. Use our Trip Planner or call 209-521-1274 or 1-800-262-1516 before riding to find out where you can catch the bus in your area.
When at a marked stop, stand near the sign so the driver knows that you want to ride. The driver may not stop for you if it doesn't look like you want to ride. Back away from the curb as the bus approaches to avoid the mirror on the side of the bus.
Each route is wheelchair accessible. All buses begin each day with working wheelchair lifts; however, lifts are susceptible to unpredictable breakdowns during operation. All wheelchairs must be secured with tie-down straps while in the bus. View details about our Tiedown Policy (PDF).
Use your bike in combination with bus routes to make your travel even more convenient! All buses are now equipped with bike racks. Our bike racks accommodate 2 bikes at a time, and are designed to keep your bike away from the bus and other bikes. It's easy and convenient, loading takes less than 20 seconds.
No additional fare is required when using the bike racks, so whether you're on your way to work, school, or play, bring your bike along for the ride. For more information, see our Bike-N-Bus page.
When boarding, please have your pass, ticket or transfer ticket from other systems ready to give to the driver. When you are paying cash, please have exact change ready to deposit in the fare box. Remember, the driver does not carry change.
One block before your stop, pull the cord over the window or push the yellow tape strip. The driver will then stop the bus as close to the next marked bus stop as can be done safely. Please exit through the rear door so that boarding passengers may enter through the front door.
There is no transfer fee.
Planning a trip on the bus? If you need assistance planning a trip on, or if you have any questions about StanRTA, please call 209-521-1274 and we'll help. You can also use our Trip Planner powered by Google.
Field trips are welcome on our routes. Please call 209-521-1274 or 1-800-262-1516 for information.
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