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Additional information is available by calling: 209-521-1274 (Voice or TDD)
Voice or TDD Information is available during the following hours:
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View a listing of the Modesto Area Express operation hours.
MAX buses only stop at locations marked with a bench, shelter and / or sign. Use our Trip Planner or call 209-521-1274 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.
Certain seats on the bus are designated as priority seating for passengers with disabilities and seniors. The bus operator may request an ambulatory passenger occupying priority seating to move if a passenger with disabilities or a senior boards. Your cooperation in honoring such requests is appreciated.
Use your bike in combination with Modesto Area Express (MAX) to make your travel even more convenient! All MAX 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.
Each Modesto Area Express (MAX) route is wheelchair accessible. All MAX 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 MAX's Tiedown Policy (PDF).
When boarding Modesto Area Express (MAX), please have your pass, ticket or transfer ticket 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.
MAX provides direct service between Modesto and the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train station in Lathrop, and between Modesto and the Pleasanton/Dublin BART station. More information on Purchasing Passes and Tickets is available on our website. For additional information please call 209-521-1274.
Please be aware of the rules of conduct when riding the bus. For additional information on the Modesto Area Express (MAX) Passenger Conduct Policy (PDF), please contact the MAX office at:1001 9th StreetModesto, CA 95354Phone: 209-521-1274
Please review the Bulky Item Policy (PDF). For additional information on the Modesto Area Express (MAX) Bulky Item Policy, please contact the MAX office at:1001 9th StreetModesto, CA 95354Phone: 209-521-1274
Evening and additional Sunday transit service is available to the general public on the City's Dial-A-Ride system. Evening service for the general public on Dial-A-Ride is available between 6 and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sunday service for the general public on Dial-A-Ride is available between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please call 209-527-4900 for further details.
Planning a trip on Modesto Area Express (MAX)? If you need assistance planning a trip on, or if you have any questions about MAX, 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 for information.
Times shown on the schedules pages are approximate due to varying traffic, weather and other conditions.
Modesto Area Express (MAX) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in program services pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a complaint with MAX.
For additional information, please visit our Non-Discrimination Statement pages which are available in English and Spanish.
Notices about bus system changes are posted on the panel behind the driver. Read them regularly so you won't miss the bus.