Modesto Area Express

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Modesto Area Express or MAX was the primary transit agency in Modesto, California. Fixed route operations were contracted out to National Express and demand response operations were contracted out to Storer Transportation.

History

Routes

Maps/Schedules

  • 21- Downtown to Robertson Road
  • 22- Downtown to McHenry/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 24/34- Downtown to Sylvan Avenue
  • 25- Downtown to Orangeburg/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 26- Downtown to Carpenter Road
  • 27- Downtown to Kierman Avenue
  • 28- Downtown to Salida
  • 29- Downtown to Crows Landing/JFK Training Center
  • 30- Downtown to Prescott Road/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 31- Downtown to Pelandale Avene/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 32- Downtown to Mable Avenue
  • 33- Downtown to Poust Road
  • 36- Downtown to Central Valley Plaza/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 37- Downtown to Rumble Road/Vintage Faire Mall
  • 38- Downtown to Modesto Airport
  • 39- Downtown to Abbie Street
  • 41- Downtown to Vintage Faire Mall Express
  • 42- Downtown to Tucson Avenue/Community Services Building
  • 43- Downtown to California Avenue
  • ACE Express- Vintage Faire Mall to Lathrop-Manteca ACE station
  • BART Express- Downtown to Dublin-Pleasanton BART station

Fares

Current

Facilities

Offices

  • Address: 1010 10th Street, Modesto, CA
  • Phone:
    • Dial-A-Ride: 209-527-4900
    • Info: 209-521-1274
    • Office: 209-577-5295

Downtown Transportation Center

  • Address: 9th and J St.
  • Routes: 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42 and 43.

Roster

[1]

Fleet Upon Merger

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
20321-20328 Modesto Area Express 20327-a.jpg 9/2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G20B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Refurbished by Complete Coach Works in early 2017. They were likely repowered with Cummins ISL9 engines.[2] They received the current MAX livery upon being rehabbed.
20329-20334 Modesto Area Express 20333-a.jpg 9/2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Refurbished by Complete Coach Works in early 2017. They were likely repowered with Cummins ISL9 engines.[2] They received the current MAX livery upon being rehabbed.
20715 6/2006 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Allison B500
  • 2007 model.
  • Used for BART Express service.
  • Due to retire in 2021.
20835-20839 2008 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R 3 units are due to retire in 2021.
20940-20946 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
21217 2012 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Used for BART Express service
21447-21454 Modesto Area Express 21454-a.jpg 2014-2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R 21454 is a 2015 model.
21555-21568 Modesto Area Express 21555-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
21769 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX Allison B500R
  • 2017 model
  • Used for BART Express service
  • Sports a new paint scheme
21770-21773 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
21874-21878 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40 UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
21904 2019 ARBOC
Chevrolet
Spirit of Mobility
G4500
Used for Dial A Ride Service
21981-21997 2019 Starcraft
Ford
?
E-450
Used for Dial A Ride Service
22105-22107 2021 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
  • Entered service in May 2021.
  • No livery (all white) in June 2021
22179-22180 2021 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12 Allison B500
  • Used for BART Express service
  • 22180 was spotted in service on 3/17/2021.[3]
29914 1999 MCI 102-D3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • Used for BART Express service.
  • Refurbished & repainted into the current livery.
  • Reserve fleet as of 2021.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(12 buses) 2022 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
  • To replace all 2008 Phantoms and 2009 Low Floors
  • Piggybacked from the 2019 Washington state contract

Retired

Fleet Up to 1990

Buses used sequencial even fleet numbers

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
78 ? Flxible Clipper
110 ? ?
114, 116, 118, 120 Renumbered B114, B116, B118, B120
Later 20114, 20116, 20118, 20120
20114, 20116, 20118, 20120 1967 GMC TDH-3501
B124 Renumbered 20124
20124 1950 GMC TDH-3612 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison VH
  • Ex-San Jose City Lines 6640 series unit.
  • Exx-Davenport City Lines Inc. (Davenport, IA) 3364.
  • Serial: TDH3612985.
  • Lic. Plate: {E}648781.
B126 Renumbered 20126
20126 ? GMC New Look Detroit Diesel Allison
  • 30 feet
  • Ex B126
  • Ex-?
  • Lic. Plate: {E}650606.
B130, B132, B134 Intracity Transit (City of Modesto) B134-a.jpg 1975 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 View the series page detailed disposition info.
27936, 27938, 27940, 27942, 27944 Modesto Area Express 27942-a.jpg
Modesto Area Express 27938-a.jpg
3/1979 Gillig Gillig-Neoplan 30'
(PT3208-30-96)
Caterpillar 3208 Allison
  • Originally numbered 20136, 20138, 20140, 20142 & 20144.
  • Retired circa 1997.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
28046, 28048, 28050, 28052, 28054 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T7J-603)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Originally numbered 20146, 20148, 20150, 20152 & 20154.
  • Retired circa 1998.
  • View the series page detailed disposition info.
28356, 28358,
28360, 28362,
28364, 28366,
28368, 28370, 28372
Modesto Area Express 28364-a.jpg 1983 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35/96TA6V92)
Cummins ISC Allison HT-747
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel 6V92TA MUI engines until refurbishment in 2001.
  • Originally numbered 20156, 20158, 20160, 20162, 20164, 20166, 20168, 20170 & 20172.
  • Retired in 2009.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info
28574, 28576 12/1985 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35/96TB/6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Originally numbered 20174 & 20176.

Fleet Post-1990

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
20118-20120 11/2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Retired by 2018.
  • View the series page detailed disposition info.
20616 2006 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • Retired in 2019.
  • View the series page detailed disposition info.
29078-29086 Modesto Area Express 29084-a.jpg
Modesto Area Express 29085-a.jpg
11/1990 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35/96TB/6V92T)
Cummins ISC Allison HTB-748
  • Originally powered by Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines; repowered circa 2001.
  • 29080 was involved in an accident with a pedestrian on 3/26/2014 and was placed on legal hold until 2017.
  • Retired in 2014-2015.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info
29801-29809 1/1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B102N4)
Cummins M11E Allison B400R
  • 29801-29803, 29806 & 29809 retired in 2016.
  • 29804, 29805, 29807 & 29808 were kept as reserve fleet starting in 2016 and retired in 2017.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info
29810-29812 Modesto Area Express 29810-a.jpg 1/16/1998 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins M11E Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2016.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info
29813 2/9/1998 Gillig Phantom Suburban 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins M11E Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2016.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info

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