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General Information
RIDE ALERT - EFFECTIVE December 1, 2016
Major changes to:
CAT - routes, fares, days and hours of service
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Ceres Dial-A-Ride is a general public, curb-to-curb demand responsive public transit service operated by a private contractor under contract to the City of Ceres. Service is provided to residents and visitors of the City of Ceres and the immediate surrounding unincorporated area. Ceres Dial-A-Ride can be used for work, medical appointments, school, meetings, senior services, events and much more. Vehicles are wheelchair accessible for two wheelchairs and bicycle accessible for two bicycles.

Ceres Dial-A-Ride Service Area Map (jpeg) PDF
CAT Riders Guide (includes Ceres Dial-A-Ride information)
Ceres Dial-A-Ride Fares

How Can I Get a Ride?

To make a reservation, call at least 90 minutes in advance: (209) 527-4991

    Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    Sunday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Give the following information:

  • Address where you are to be picked up.
  • Address where you want to go.
  • When you want to be picked up or appointment time if applicable.
  • How many will be traveling.
  • If you need a return trip.
  • If you have a special need.
  • Phone number where you can be reached.
  • If you are bringing a bicycle or a mobility device.

Call 90 minutes in advance. The dispatcher will give you an estimated time of pick up. Please be ready. If you no longer need a ride, call at least 30 minutes in advance to cancel.

Ceres Dial-A-Ride may arrive up to 15 minutes before or after your scheduled time. Please be ready.

Can I Get Regularly Scheduled Trips?

Riders may call up to 14 days in advance to schedule a trip. Riders who have a permanent weekly schedule, may request a permanent pick up time. Riders must call in advance to cancel the scheduled trip(s), if needed.

No Service Holidays

New Years Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
  Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Courtesy Rules for Riders

  1. Please be ready when the bus arrives.
  2. No smoking, eating or drinking on the bus.
  3. Drivers cannot enter your home.
  4. If you no longer need a ride, call and cancel at least 30 minutes before your scheduled trip or you may be subject to a no-show.
  5. Wheelchairs must be secured.
  6. Service animals are permitted for passengers with disabilities but must be under control of the passenger at all times.
  7. Shopping bags cannot take up any seats. This includes the area designated for wheelchairs. No more than four shopping bags are allowed. Small shopping carts must be folded and not placed in aisles.
  8. Strollers must be folded and not placed in aisles.

Ceres Dial-A-Ride Other Information

If you have been summoned to Jury Duty, you can ride free to the courthouse. Show your juror summons or jury bus pass to the bus driver when boarding.

Passengers can bring their bicycles along when traveling on Ceres Dial-A-Ride. Up to two bicycles can be accommodated on the front of the bus. Please let the reservationist know you will be traveling with a bicycle.

Telephone Numbers

Ceres Dial-A-Ride and CAT  (209) 527-4991
Modesto Area Express (MAX)  (209) 521-1274
Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride (209) 527-4900
Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) (800) 262-1516

Customer Comments and Concerns

For questions or concerns, please call the Storer Transit Systems Operations Manager at (209) 527-4991 or Ceres Public Works Engineering Services Department at (209) 538-5792 or email Fred.Cavanah@ci.ceres.ca.us.

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

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