Transit Planning

As part of its metropolitan transportation planning activities, SJCOG works with transit operators, the region’s transportation planning agencies, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop goals, objectives, plans, and policies to provide effective and sustainable transit options for the region. 

Formal relationships and interactions between the transit agencies are governed by a set of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), describing each party’s roles and responsibilities in carrying out and supporting the metropolitan planning and programming processes.  These MOUs were executed pursuant to 23 CFR 450.310(b).

Transit Operations

Transit operations in San Joaquin County include:

San Joaquin County Paratransit Service Boundaries

The interactive paratransit service boundaries map below serves as a tool to support local transit systems and the consolidated transportation services agency (CTSA), ACCESS San Joaquin. When the map is expanded an address search may be conducted to determine which paratransit jurisdiction the address falls under. This map only reflects paratransit service boundaries for the transit agencies that serve the cities of Escalon, Ripon, Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, and Lodi. 

This map should not be used as a representation for fixed route or any other transit services. 

For more information on paratransit service please contact ACCESS San Joaquin at 209-943-1111. For more information about the data reflected in the map please contact Isaiah Anderson, Assistant Regional Planner, at 209-235-0452.

Deviated Fixed Route Service

Deviated fixed route service is a hybrid of fixed-route and demand-response services. With this type of service, a bus or van stops at fixed points and keeps to a timetable but can deviate its course between two stops to go to a specific location for a pre-scheduled request. Deviated fixed route service is often used to provide accessibility to people with disabilities and is open to the general public in many cases. In San Joaquin County deviated fixed routes operated by RTD, Ripon Blossom Express and eTrans are open to the general public with advanced reservations, thus requiring no ADA paratransit services.

Deviated Fixed Route Map

Projects & Programs

Transit-related projects and programs led by SJCOG include:

Transit-related projects and programs led by partners include:

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans

Transit Asset Management Plans


Funding for transit operations come primarily from Federal Transit Administration grant programs, State Transportation Development Act (TDA), State Transit Assistance, and Measure K. The following FTA grant programs are currently active:

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