BRT Express

Fast and frequent service within the Stockton Metropolitan Area (SMA)

Photo of passengers loading a electric BRT express bus at the Downtown Transit Center

RTD launched its first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Corridor in 2007, which has experienced extraordinary growth in ridership. Since then, RTD has launched four more BRT routes to accommodate our customers’ demand for this high-quality service throughout the system, with Midtown Corridor and MLK Corridor in 2018 as the most recent additions.  Over six miles each, these BRT Express routes are key corridors and critical components to building a better transportation system for the city of Stockton.

What is BRT Express?

BRT Express, a high-quality Bus Rapid Transit service, operates with fewer stops, off-board fare collection, and more frequent trips than regular bus service to make it fast, reliable, and convenient. To meet the demand for its most popular service, RTD also employs higher-capacity hybrid articulated buses.
  • Hybrid and all-electric buses
  • Frequent service with limited stops
  • Improved shelters and boarding areas for passenger comfort and convenience
  • Pre-paid fares from Fare Vending Machines for faster passenger boarding
  • Seamless BRT Express connections at all RTD major transfer locations

Local 

Fixed-route service within the Stockton Metropolitan Area (SMA)

RTD Electric Local Bus

RTD Local serves the Stockton Metropolitan Area, connecting RTD’s Express, Intercity, Hopper, and Commuter services. Local routes serve the Downtown Transit Center (DTC), Mall Transfer Station (MTS), and Hammer Transfer Station (HTS).

Hopper 

Hop on to connect… throughout Stockton and beyond

Photo of Hopper buses at the DTC

Metro Hopper

County Hopper

Metro Hopper is a deviated fixed-route service serving popular destinations throughout the Stockton city limits. With nine routes that operate Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., buses run approximately every hour.

County Hopper is a deviated fixed-route service serving San Joaquin County and providing intercity connections between Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop. With 4 weekday routes that operate from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., approximately every 2 hours, and 2 weekend routes that operate from 8:40 a.m. to 5:13 p.m., approximately every 1 – 2 hours.
  • Note: Hoppers do not deviate in Lodi and Tracy. Use GrapeLine or Tracer services instead.

In order to accommodate ADA-certified passengers who are not able to reach fixed-route stops, each Hopper can deviate from its normal route a distance of up to one mile. The service covers approximately 75% of the Stockton Metro Area for ADA-certified customers with the one-mile deviation.

Reservations are required two days in advanced for all Hopper deviations. Hoppers will deviate up to two times per trip. Please call (209) 943-1111 and follow the prompt for Access San Joaquin then Dial-A-Ride certification or deviation reservations.

Intercity

Connecting Stockton to Lodi

Intercity fixed route connects Stockton to Lodi using Hopper vehicles. Intericity Route 23, and County Hopper Routes 93 and 723 connects with Lodi Grapeline, Amtrak trains and buses, Delta Breeze, and SCT/LINK buses at the Lodi Transit Station.

Commuter

Connecting San Joaquin County to Sacramento and Dublin BART

RTD Commuter Bus

Purchasing Passes

Fares as low as $7 one way.

Purchasing Commuter bus passes are done easily and conveniently on your mobile device by downloading the Mobile2Go App from the App Store or Google Play Store. You may also purchase directly from the coach operator using cash, exact change only. To view monthly fares, please visit the fares page.
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One seat per fare. Please keep your belongings off the seat next to you so that others may sit down. Store luggage under your seat or on your lap. Storage space under seat measures 14” wide, 18” deep, 12” high. RTD is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen personal items. For additional information, please call (888) 802-WORK (9675).

Park and Ride

Park and Ride lots are free parking facilities for commuters to park their cars and connect with RTD’s San Joaquin Commuter. RTD’s Commuter buses depart for Sacramento and the Bay Area from several Park and Ride locations around San Joaquin County. View Park and Ride locations here.

Van Go!

On-demand rideshare service allowing rural communities to travel anywhere within San Joaquin County

Transportation That's a Work of Art RTD Van Go! On-demand service throughout San Joaquin County $4 One-Way Trip

RTD Van Go! will take you anywhere you need to go within San Joaquin County.  Travel within zones with three friends for $4.  Pick up in rural areas allow you to travel anywhere within and transferring between service area zones. Weekend and holiday service is available when other transportation services are closed.
Free Transfer allows RTD Van Go! passengers to transfer for free to fixed-route bus service. Note: Excludes Commuter buses.
Accessible & Safe vehicles can transport wheelchairs. Drivers are professionally trained, licensed, and prepared to help. Note: Vehicles cannot transport bicycles.
Ride Sharing means you may share a van with other passengers en route to their destinations.

To Book a Trip
use the RTD Van Go! app on your smartphone. View the Van Go! How To brochure for a guide to using the app. Pay with Credit/Debit through the app or pay cash to the driver when they pick you up. We recommend booking your trip 48 hours in advance; however, you can book your trip on the same day.

Van Go! App

 

Service Hours

Seven days a week, including holidays!
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Service Map

Zones

City

One
Lodi
Two
Lathrop, Tracy
Three
Manteca, Escalon, Ripon
Four
Stockton

Transfer Points

Location

Zones One and Four
Chevron/Jack In The Box
10858 Trinity Pkwy, Stockton, CA 95219
Zones One and Four
Chevron 10878 N. Hwy 99, Stockton, CA 95212
Zones Three and Four
Starbucks 4895 S. Hwy 99, East Frontage Rd, Stockton, CA 95215
Zones Two, Three, and Four
Starbucks 4895 S. Hwy 99, East Frontage Rd, Stockton, CA 95215

Fares

Fare
One-Way Trip**
Transfer to Fixed-Route
Regular
$4.00 (up to four people)
Free
Discount*
$3.00
Free
*Discount fare valid only for seniors (ages 60 and over), persons with disabilities, U.S. veterans, Medicare cardholders, and all other eligible passengers with a valid Discount Fare Card (DFC).
**Define as travel within a zone. Transferring between zones will require another booking.
Fares subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

RTD’s on-demand rideshare service throughout San Joaquin County.
You must be at least 18 to book and 13 to ride unaccompanied.
No, all trips require you to make a reservation in advance.
When booking through the app, you have the option to pay with a credit/debit card or you can pay with cash or present a pre-purchased pass when boarding.
Take advantage of the FREE transfer from Van Go! to a fixed-route service, anywhere in San Joaquin County. Just show your Van Go! trip on the app taken within the last two hours. You can also book a ride to one of the designated transfer points and book another ride to your final destination from there.
Yes, you can book a trip for up to four people to travel together for the price of one! Please indicate any additional passengers on the app to ensure a proper vehicle assignment.
Although you can book your trip on the same day, we recommend planning ahead so you may book up to 48 hours in advance.
When booking your trip, select “Arrive By” and enter the time you want to arrive at your appointment. The app will schedule an estimated time window for your pick up. Please note pick-up windows may change depending on traffic conditions and availability. We recommend passengers plan to be at their pick-up location at least five minutes ahead of the scheduled pick-up window so they can be ready to board.
Pick-up windows may change depending on traffic conditions and availability. The time window you receive is an estimate and based on availability.
A rideshare service means sometimes others will get on and off while your trip is still in session.

Dial-A-Ride

Paratransit services for ADA-certified passengers

Dial-A-Ride customers being assisted off a certified vehicle.

RTD offers paratransit services to persons who are unable to perform the skills necessary to use RTD’s fixed-route service due to their disability. Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb service operating within the Stockton Metropolitan Area. This service is available seven days a week by appointment only during SMA service hours and within three-quarters of a mile of SMA fixed routes. Persons interested in this service must obtain certification under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through an application process.  
Please note: Service hours vary by area. Please call (209) 943-1111 for more information.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
5:40 a.m. – 9:55 p.m.

Weekend/Holiday Service
8:00 a.m. – 7:04 p.m.

Please check bus schedules for up-to-date hours of operation.

Reservation Phone Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

Fares

$3.00 one-way
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Reservations

Reservations for Dial-A-Ride must be made one to two days in advance. To schedule a ride or check your ride status, please call (209) 943-1111, option 4, option 1.

Arrival & Departure

RTD provides curb-to-curb service. Each passenger is given five minutes to board the bus once the driver arrives. Due to the special requirements of the service, passengers may be picked up any time between their scheduled time and up to 30 minutes after.

Attendants

A Dial-A-Ride passenger who qualifies for an attendant may be escorted by one. When making your reservation, please notify the reservationist if you will be accompanied by an attendant. Attendants ride free. You may also schedule a companion to ride with you (subject to seating availability); companions must pay the regular fare.

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made any day prior to your scheduled ride by calling (209) 943-1111, option 4, option 1. Same-day cancellations require at least a two-hour notice. Please make sure to call before the two hours so that the reservation agent has enough time to enter the cancellation into the system, otherwise it will be considered a no-show.

No-Shows

Passengers who fail to board the bus within five minutes of the bus arrival during the pick-up window are considered no-shows. Passengers with excessive no-shows may be temporarily suspended from service.

Dial-A-Ride Guidelines

For your safety and to comply with all applicable laws, all passengers must allow restraining devices to be used to secure wheelchairs at all times. Drivers will assist wheelchair passengers as needed. Passengers may carry packages on board; however, the amount is limited to what passengers or attendants can carry in their hands or on their mobility aids.
For more information call (209) 943-1111.