Fresno Area Express

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The Fresno Area Express or FAX, is the transit system in Fresno, California.

History

It was previously called Fresno Transit from 1967-1988.

Routes

Schedules/Maps

Route Service type North or West Terminal Destinations Served South or East Terminal
1 – Q Bus Rapid Transit Q BRT North Fresno (Fresno & Friant) River Park, Manchester Transit Center, Fresno City College, Downtown Transit Center, The Big Fresno Fair|Fresno Fairgrounds Sunnyside (Kings Canyon & Clovis)
9 – Shaw FAX 15 Brawley & Shields (Until January 7th, 2019) Fresno State University Shaw & Cole
12 - West Shaw (Begins January 7th, 2019) Regular Brawley & Shields Central High School East Campus, Inspiration Park, Forestiere Underground Gardens Brawley & Shaw
20 - Hughes/McKinley Regular Brawley & Shaw Fresno High School, Fresno City College Downtown Transit Center
22 – West Ave/Tulare Regular West & Bullard Santa Fe Passenger Depot Clovis & Kings Canyon
26 – Palm/Butler Regular Nees & Blackstone Bullard High School, Fresno High School, Tower District, Downtown Transit Center, Fresno Fairgrounds, Mosqueda Community Center, Fresno Pacific University Fresno Yosemite International Airport
28 – FSU/Manchester Center/West Fresno Regular Willow & Shaw Fresno State University, Fashion Fair, Manchester Transit Center, Fresno City College, Fresno High School, FAX Offices, Fresno Chandler Executive Airport Crystal & Kearney
32 – Fresno St Regular El Paso & Blackstone River Park, Kaiser Hospital, VA Medical Center, Community Regional Medical Center, Downtown Transit Center North & Elm
33 – Belmont Regular Belmont & Delno Chaffee Zoo Maple & Butler
34 – 1st St Regular First & Nees Politi Library, Hoover High School, Fashion Fair, Downtown Transit Center Jensen & Cherry
35 – Olive Regular Marks & Olive Roeding Park, Tower District Olive & Peach
38 – Cedar FAX 15 El Paso & Blackstone River Park, Fresno State University, Duncan Polytechnical High School, McLane High School, Roosevelt High School Downtown Transit Center
39 – FYI/Clinton Regular Shields & Brawley VA Medical Center, McLane High School, Cedar Clinton Library Fresno Yosemite International Airport
41 – Malaga/Shields/Chestnut Regular Marks & Shaw Manchester Transit Center, Fresno Pacific University Grand & Harding
45 – Herndon/Fruit/Ashlan Regular Herndon & Milburn Manchester Transit Center, Fresno City College, Fresno High School, Bullard High School Shields & Stanford
58 – NE Fresno Regular El Paso & Blackstone Kaiser Hospital, Clovis West High School, Woodward Park Regional Library Champlain & Perrin
58E – Children's Hospital Express Valley Children's Hospital (no stops) El Paso & Blackstone

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Offices

  • Address: 2223 G St., Fresno, CA 93706
  • Fax: 559-488-1065
  • Phone: 559-621-RIDE

Transfer Areas

  • Manchester Transit Center:
    • Fresno Area Express: 1, 28, 41, 45
  • River Park:
    • Fresno Area Express: 1, 26, 32, 34, 38, 58, 58E
  • West Shaw Area:
    • Fresno Area Express: 9, 12, 20, 41

Roster

Active

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
0301-0325 2002 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.3E
  • Currently being retired, starting in October 2016.
  • Most units were repowered from their Detroit Diesel Series 50G engines, however 6 units retained them.
  • 0324 caught on fire on 6/10/2017 and retired.
0501-0510 Fresno Area Express 0510-a.jpg 2005 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport
C Gas Plus
Voith D864.3E
0601-0615 Fresno Area Express 0603-a.jpg 2006 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport
C Gas Plus
Voith D864.3E 0612 was hit by an SUV during a police chase on 3/1/2017. Likely out of service.
0901-0916 2009 NFI C40LFR Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.5
0917 2009 NFI GE40LFR Ford Triton V10 6.8L
gasoline
ISE Thundervolt TB40-HG hybrid system Mostly used for training as of 2016, but sometimes enters service.
1101 2011 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.5
1102-1109 2012 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.5
1201-1203 2012 Gillig BRT CNG 29'
(G27E102N2)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.5
1401-1410 Fresno Area Express 1409-a.jpg 2014 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Voith D864.5
1601-1611 2016 Gillig BRT Plus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R6

Coaches used on FAX15 services.

1612-1617 2016 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R6
1701-1726 2017 Gillig BRT Plus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Allison B400R6
  • 1701-1709 are used on FAX15 services.
  • 1710-1726 are used on the FAX Q service.
9701-9714 Fresno Area Express 9713-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11E Voith D864.3 9701, 9703, 9709, 9711 & 9713 are the only active units as of 2016 and are reserved for training only.
9901-9910 Fresno Area Express 9903-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3 All units are used as back up fleet starting in 2015.

On Order

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
0001-0004 2000 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech
0101-0102 2000 OBI Orion VI HEV
(06.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 30 Lockheed Martin/BAE Systems HybriDrive
0511-0512 2005 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 6.8L
gasoline
ISE-Siemens Thundervolt TB40-HG hybrid system
  • Test buses
  • Retired in 2006 after their batteries burned up.
1901-1904 2004 Optima AH-28 CNG Cummins Westport
B Gas Plus
Allison
  • Retired in 2016.
  • Pulled from regular service in 2016; they were only used for winter holidays.
7001-7019 1969 Flxible 111CC-D5-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Fresno Transit.
7701-7750 1976 Flxible 53102-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly Fresno Transit.
  • 7743 became a church bus after retirement. It was later owned by various private owners and was painted into the SCRTD scheme and renumbered 7373 in 2010. It was put up for sale again on ebay in October 2015.[1]
8101-8112 1981 Grumman-Flxible 870
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
8401-8412 1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(35102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Formerly Fresno Transit.
9001-9023 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC Voith D863.2
9101-9112 1991 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92TAC)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TAC Voith D863.2 1 Gillig Phantom was donated to Fresno Fire Dept. Emergency Support 1; unknown what year it was built.
9301-9320 Fresno Area Express 9312-a.jpg 1993 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBL10E)
Cummins L10E Voith D864.3 9301, 9306, 9307, 9312, 9313 & 9318 to CyRide 711-716.
9401-9412 1994 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11 Voith D864.3 9410 to CyRide 717.
9601-9606 Fresno Area Express 9606-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3

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