Major Changes to Ceres Area Transit (CAT) and Ceres Dial-A-Ride (CDAR)
EFFECTIVE December 1, 2016.
for a description of the changes.
Ceres Dial-A-Ride (CDAR) is a curb-to-curb demand responsive service available for use only by people who have disabilities that prevent them from riding the CAT scheduled fixed route bus service. Service operates only within the City of Ceres and the immediate surronding unincorporated area. Ceres Dial-A-Ride can be used for any transportation purpose. Vehicles are fully accessible to passengers using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. CDAR is operated by Storer Transit Systems, Inc. under contract with the City of Ceres.
Eligibility to Ride CDAR
To be eligible to ride CDAR, you must have a disability that prevents you from riding the CAT fixed route bus service or are 65 years of age or older. From December 1 to December 31, 2016, individual reauested rides will be considered eligible based on their personal determination of eligibility at the time of the ride request. Effective January 1, 2017, after your first ride you must be registered with CDAR to be eligible for additionsl rides. Click here to download an application to apply for eligibility or request one by calling (209) 527-4991. Applications will be processed within twenty-one (21) days of CDAR's receipt of a completed application. Pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passengers in possession of an ADA Eligibility Card issued by another transit agency may ride for a limited period of time without registering.
CDAR Hours of Operation
Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
How Can I Get a Ride?
To make a reservation, call (209) 527-4991 at least 90 minutes before the time you need to be picked up.
Please provide the following information:
The dispatcher will give you an estimated time of pick up. Please be ready at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Ceres Dial-A-Ride may arrive up to 15 minutes before or after your scheduled time. If you no longer need a ride, call CDAR at least one (1) hour in advance to cancel or you will be subject to a "No Show". Three (3) No Shows within a 12 month period will cause suspension fro riding CDAR for thirty (30) days.
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
Courtesy Rules for Riders
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.
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 (209) 527-4900 first, and Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride will make the arrangements for the rides and transfers.
Customer Comments and Concerns
For questions or concerns, please call the Storer Transit Systems Operations Manager at (209) 527-4991. For issues that cannot be resolved by the Operations Manager, you may contact the Ceres Engineering Services Department at (209) 538-5792 or email Transit@ci.ceres.ca.us.
Engineering Services Division
2220 Magnolia Street Ceres, California 95307 (209) 538-5792