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Ceres Dial-A-Ride Fares
Effective December 1, 2016

(only seniors and persons with disabilities
may ride Ceres Dial-A-Ride)

Seniors (age 65 years old and older),Persons with Disabilities $3.00
Children age 5 or younger (2 maximum)*Free
10-Ride Magnetic Strip Fare Card$30.00
CDAR drivers accept the $10.00 Fast Fare Magnetic Strip Card$10.00
Transfers to other transit systems (see below for more information) $ .25

Jurors: If you have been summoned to Jury Duty you can ride free to and from the courthouse. Show your Juror summons or jury bus pass to the driver when boarding.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA): One (1) PCA can ride free with a person who requires assistance to board, ride, or disembark the vehicle.

*Two children age 5 or younger may ride free when accompanied by an eligible fare-paying passeger. Additional young children must pay the general fare. Children less than 7 years old may not ride by themselves regardless of disability.

Eligibility to Ride CDAR

See the Ceres Dial-A-Ride General Information page for information regarding who may ride CDAR and application forms that must be submitted to request eligibility.

How to Purchase Magnetic Strip Cards

Magnetic strip 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 to arrange for pickup of Fare Cards by calling (209) 538-5757. Payment is due at the time the Fare Cards are picked up. No payments will be taken over the phone. City of Ceres does not accept credit or debit cards.


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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