San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County, provides public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area (SMA), as well as intercity, interregional, and rural transit services countywide.
RTD, as your total mobility manager, offers paratransit services to persons who, due to their disability, are unable to perform the skills necessary to use RTD's fixed route service.
SMA Dial-A-Ride (DAR) and Hopper deviations are a curb-to-curb service operating within the Stockton Metropolitan Area. This service is available seven days a week by reservations only where and when the fixed route service operates.
General Public Dial-A-Ride (GP DAR) is a curb-to-curb service in areas not currently being served by RTD or other local transportation providers. Passengers are otherwise required to use other public transportation options when available in their area.
Persons interested in SMA DAR or Hopper deviation service must obtain certification under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through an in-person application process. GP DAR service is open to the general public with no application necessary.
How To Ride:
- Arrive at your stop 5 minutes in advance and have your fare ready.
- Fares for the Rural Connection are the same as RTD’s regular services:
- Adult 1-Ride $1.50, Discount 1-Ride $0.75
ADA Deviation Procedures:
DEVIATIONS: Rural Connection will deviate up to
one mile to pick up and drop off ADA-certified
passengers. Deviations are $1.00 per deviation.
RESERVATIONS: Reservations are only needed for
deviations and can be made 1 to 2 days in advance.
Reservations can be booked seven days a week,
from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. To make a reservation,
call: (209) 955-8400.