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Modesto Area Express Sees July Service Change

Modesto Area Express (MAX) announced it will be expanding service in July to extend operating hours and provide additional trips along current routes. The expanded service will go into effect on July 1, when MAX will also begin its Free Rides All July campaign funded through a grant from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) under the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP).

“MAX riders wanted more trips and longer service hours, so we delivered,” said Adam Barth, MAX’s Transit Manager. “Passengers can now ride several MAX routes late into the evening.”

Adjustments to the timetables were made to better serve riders. For a complete summary of the July service change, MAX encourages riders to review the Summary of Changes on the MAX website or pick up the new Ride Guide on any MAX bus or at the Downtown Transit Center.

The Free Rides in July program will allow Modesto residents and visitors to experience MAX’s expanded service free of charge. Barth hopes the community will take advantage of the free month of travel which is also being offered by regional transit partners in Stanislaus County, including Ceres Area Transit (CAT), Stanislaus County Regional Transit (StaRT), and Turlock Transit along with eTrans (Escalon) in San Joaquin County.

MAX was formed in 1973 and is the primary public transportation provider for the Modesto Urbanized Area. MAX serves 20 routes, operates seven days a week, and transports approximately 2,800,000 passengers annually with its fixed-route buses. For more information, visit or call 209-521-1274.