Transdev begins operation of transit services in Stanislaus County, California

Posted: 8 February 2022 | | No comments yet

Following the formation of the Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority in 2021, Transdev is now responsible for the operation of 123 vehicles across Stanislaus County, as part of SRTA’s ‘The S’ service.

Transdev launches new transit services in Stanislaus Country in California

Credit: Transdev

Transdev has announced that it has begun operation of ‘The S’ – Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority’s (SRTA) newly merged services – in Stanislaus County in Central California, including the city of Modesto.

Transdev is now operating 100 per cent of The S services, which includes the operation and management of 123 vehicles and 190 employees across SRTA’s multimodal offerings, incorporating the fixed route, commuter, Dial-A-Ride, ADA paratransit and shuttle services.

The S is the brand of the newly formed Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority, which was established to improve operations in Stanislaus County. The new authority was formed in 2021 through the consolidation of Modesto Area Express (operated by the City of Modesto) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (operated by Stanislaus County). ‘The S’, as it is now called, is the main provider of local and regional public transit in this region.

Ibrahima Toure, Transdev’s Regional Vice President for the Southwest Region, said: “We are really proud to have been selected to partner with the authority to complete the consolidation and operation of these services for Stanislaus County. As a national mobility solutions provider, Transdev is able to bring innovative operations tools to help to improve efficiency for the system and focus on consistent, positive customer experiences for the passengers.”

“We are looking forward to lending our experience and technological expertise as we work together to implement a simplified fare structure, roll-out new paratransit scheduling software, integrate automated vehicle locator (AVL) software and new safety tools, including Lytx DriveCam and Mobileye. At the end of day, it’s about bringing safe, efficient and reliable service to our passengers – we trust that the passengers will see that,” he added.