Modesto Area Express

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Modesto Area Express
Modesta Area Express logo.png
Headquarters 1001 9th Street
Locale Modesto, CA
Service type Bus service, Dial-a-Ride
Routes 21
Destinations Urban Modesto; Dublin/Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station; Lathrop/Manteca Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train station
Hubs Downtown Transit Center, Vintage Faire Mall(Back of Mall, Dale Rd. Stop)
Fleet MCI; Gillig; (FUTURE) Proterra
Operator National Express Transit Corporation

Modesto Area Express, better known by the acronym MAX, is the primary bus agency for Modesto, a Northern California city with over 200,000 inhabitants. The agency provides regular transit and dial-a-ride local service in addition to commuter feeder service to regional rail systems, BART, ACE and Amtrak's San Joaquin train.


Hours of operation are: 6:00 am – 7:50 pm, Mon- Fri; 7:50 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday; 8:45 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday. There is no service on certain holidays: New Year's Day, '(Presidents' Day Runs a Saturday), Memorial Day (observed), Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.[1]

There is priority seating for older adults and persons with impaired abilities. All buses have wheelchair lifts and also offer bike racks.

There is express commuter service to the Amtrak station in Modesto, the ACE station in Lathrop and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.


  • 21 Downtown to Robertson Road
  • 22 Downtown to McHenry/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 23 Downtown to McHenry
  • 24/34 Downtown to Sylvan Avenue
  • 25 Downtown to Orangeburg/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 26 Downtown to Carpenter Road
  • 27 Downtown to Kiernan Avenue
  • 28 Downtown to Salida and Mall
  • 29 Downtown to Crows Landing/JFK Training Center
  • 30 Downtown to Modesto Junior College East Campus / Prescott Road/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 31 Downtown to Modesto Junior College East / Tully / Pelandale Ave/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 32 Downtown to Mable Avenue
  • 33 Downtown to Poust Road / Modesto Junior College West Campus
  • 36 Downtown to Central Valley Plaza/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 37 Downtown to Rumble Road/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 38 Airport neighborhood (Empire & Oregon) - Downtown Modesto
  • 39 Downtown to EMPIRE
  • 41 Downtown to Vintage Faire Mall Express
  • 42 Downtown to Tucson Avenue/Community Services Building
  • 43 Downtown to California Avenue
  • ACE Express Vintage Faire Mall to Lathrop-Manteca ACE station
  • BART Express Downtown to Dublin-Pleasanton BART station


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