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Ceres Dial-A-Ride Fares

General Fare $2.15
One child age 5 or younger*Free
Seniors (age 65 years old and older), Persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Holders**$1.50

*One child age 5 or younger may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger 16 years old or older. Additional young children must pay the general fare.

Children less than 7 years old may not ride by themselves.

**Seniors (age 65 or older)/and persons with disabilities may apply for a Ceres Transit discount card through the mail. To request an application form, call 527-4991 or download an application form here. Completed applications need to be mailed to Storer Transit Systems, 1216 Doker Drive, Modesto, CA 95351. Once approved, a senior/persons with disability discount card will be mailed to the residence.

One Personal Care Attendant can ride free with a person who needs an attendant (and has a disability discount card).

10-Ride Magnetic striped Fare Cards (valid only on Ceres DAR)

General Fare $21.50 for a 10-Ride Pass
Seniors/Persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Holders $15.00 for a 10-Ride Pass

Magnetic striped Fare Cards can be purchased from the bus driver (cash only), at Ceres City Hall, or through the mail. If by mail, make a check or money order payable to the City of Ceres, and send to City of Ceres Finance Department, Attention: Ceres Transit Fare Cards, 2220 Magnolia Street, Ceres, CA 95307. Riders and agencies may contact the Finance Department ahead of time, by emailing alondra.rodriguez@ci.ceres.ca.us, to pick up the Fare Cards. Payment is due at the time the Fare Cards are picked up. No payments will be taken over the phone.


Transfers to MAX, Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride & StaRT for 25 cents. Notify the MAX driver if you want to transfer to Ceres Dial-A-Ride. Transfers are allowed only at transfer points on the map.

If a rider wants to transfer between Ceres Dial-A-Ride and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride, the rider must call Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride at 527-4900 first, and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride will make the arrangements for the rides and transfers.

If a rider is on MAX and needs to transfer to Ceres Dial-A-Ride, the rider needs to notify the MAX driver. The driver will notify MAX dispatch and arrange for a Ceres Dial-A-Ride bus.

Engineering Services Division
2220 Magnolia Street • Ceres, California 95307 • (209) 538-5792

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