EZHUB - An Easy Way to Plan, Pay And Ride Transit

SJCOG-EZhub-Social-V4_Instagram[1]In 2020-2021, SJCOG received the prestigious National
Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Achievement
Award for the development of the EZHub cashless mobile
ticketing and fare payment system. As part of the Vamos
Mobility trip planning application, EZHub allows riders
of the seven transit agencies in San Joaquin County to
plan trips, pay fares and activate tickets all in the same
trip planning smartphone. Yes, that means anyone in
Manteca, Tracy, Escalon or wherever else in San Joaquin
County they ride public transit, can make their way to an
ACE Rail station and then continue to the Bay Area. Soon
the application will include destinations in Stanislaus
County, making it even more convenient to access schools,
shopping, medical centers, work centers and recreation. It really is an EZ way to plan, pay and

ride transit in San Joaquin County.

Stockton Bike Share Study 

San Joaquin RTD_BikeShareStudy_Page_01A bus stop is not always conveniently located at a transit
rider’s final destination. Often the rider still has blocks or
more to walk. To help close that gap, the San Joaquin
Regional Transit District in January 2020 published a
Measure K-funded study on a possible bikeshare program
in  Stockton to complement RTD’s fixed route service. In
the study supported a $7.4 million California Climate
(CCI) grant to create the Stockton Mobility
SMC will incorporate bikeshare in
Stockton adding approximately 
100 electric-assist smart
bikes to assist primarily disadvantaged 
communities. The
shared bicycles would be available for short-term 
use, say,
15 to 45 minutes. A person would check out a bicycle from
stations around the city, ride to a destination, and then leave the bike for someone else to use.
This kind of program could help to reduce vehicle emissions to improve air quality, increase
mobility for people without a vehicle, and improved health through active transportation.
Bikeshare system will launch in late 2022 and RTD will work with Mobility Development
Foundation, a nonprofit bikesharing/bike program provider, to offer the service.