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Big Trees Transit to Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks: 2016 Season Runs May 28th through September 5th

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks — two of the world’s most breathtaking outdoor destinations — right in our own backyard. So why don’t you visit more often? Big Trees Transit is now here to make your next adventure much more convenient. For just $15 round-trip, this public transit service will take you directly to Grant Grove Village inside Kings Canyon National Park. The fare includes your entry fee to the parks and unlimited internal shuttle service to a number of awe-inspiring destinations. Find all the details, and book your reservation, at bigtreestransit.com.

 

2016 Big Trees Transit Brochure (PDF)

2016 Route Information

 

Background Information:

BUS SERVICE FROM FRESNO TO HIGH SIERRA BEGINS IN SUMMER--Channel 30 news story, 3-23-15

Fresno-Sequoia Kings Canyon Shuttle Draft Service Plan

 

YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite: Service runs until 9/30/16 

YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) is public transit in the Yosemite region, with buses entering Yosemite Valley from Merced, Mammoth Lakes, Sonora, and Fresno—as well as many different towns along the way.  Round-trip tickets from Fresno to Yosemit Valley are only $30 - and include the park entrance fee!  Reduced fares are available for seniors (62+), children (12 and under) and persons with disabilities.  Commuter passes are also available.  Visit the links provided below to find out more and plan your next trip to Yosemite utilizing YARTS.

 

YARTS.com

 

YARTS Schedule and Route Maps:

September 28, 2015 - May 8, 2016 (Fall/Spring)

May 9, 2016 - September 30, 2016 (Summer)

 

YARTS Ticket and Fares Information

 

Background Information:

BUS SERVICE FROM FRESNO TO HIGH SIERRA BEGINS IN SUMMER--Channel 30 news story, 3-23-15

 

Title VI Programs:

Fresno County Rural Transit Agency - adopted June 26, 2014

 

Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area Public Transportation Strategic Service Evaluation

The Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area Public Transportation Service Evaluation  is an effort to identify areas where the FAX and Stageline transit systems can improve efficiency.

 

Short Range Transit Plans:

City of Fresno-Fresno Area Express (FAX)  -  View/Download Plan

Rural Fresno County Area Plan (FCRTA)  -  2016-2020 Plan   FCRTA's 2015-2016 Budget

 

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Transit Systems, Consolidated Transportation Service Agency

Operations Program and Budget 2013-2014

 

Clovis Urban Area Consolidated Transportation Service Agency

Operations Program and Budget 2013-2014

 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT):

BRTs are sleek, modern vehicles that look more like a train than a bus. BRT stations are also modern, cool, and comfortable. As the BRT vehice rolls up to the station's boarding platform, all three double doors of the sixty-foot vehicle open simultaneously to allow fast boarding. BRTs travel a defined route in designated lanes created for them so the vehicle can travel the route as quickly as possible. Stops are infrequent and swift. Interested?

 

Fresno Bus Rapid Transit Video on Vimeo

BRT Neighborhood Meetings April 1st, 2nd, and 8th

Fresno Bus Rapid Transit Master Plan 2008

Brochure- BRT: Elements, Performance, Benefits

Fresno BRT Background Information

 

Public Transportation Infrastructure Study

Following the planning process established during the San Joaquin Blueprint Study, Fresno COG's Public Transportation Infrastructure Study (PTIS) began in earnest at the end of 2008 in an effort to identify strategies for transportation investments and land use policies that would result in measurable reductions in vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and improve mobility choices for greater Fresno County residents. The PTIS Study makes recommendations for investments, the timing of those investments, and funding sources augmenting Measure C sales tax revenue to pay for them. In addition, the PTIS study makes policy recommendations that will be important to be adopted by City and County elected officials and planning administrators in order to shape future growth in such a way that it supports the transit investments.

 

Fresno County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

Fresno County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

 

Other Transit-Related Plans and Publications

Unmet Transit Needs Within Fresno County, Notice of 2015-16 Findings

Fresno Downtown Transportation and Infrastructure Study - Final

Fresno Bus Rapid Transit Master Plan v2 - Draft

Short Range Transit Plan

City of Fresno Green Strategy

City of Fresno Activity Center Scope of Work

Metro Rural Loop Master City-County Tour Packet

2005-2009 SJVGRS Phase III Executive Summary

 

Web Links

http://www.lrta.org - Light Rail Page

http://www.skytran.net - Personal Rapid Transit

http://www.nelsonnygard.com/articles.htm - Nelson/Nygaard Transit Articles

http://www.monorails.org/index.html - Monorail information

http://www.gobrt.org/BRTFlyer.pdf - Bus Rapid Transit

http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/ - Innovative Transportation Technologies

http://www.skywebexpress.com - Skyweb Express

http://www.atsltd.co.uk - ULTRA Urban Light Transport

http://www.calmaglev.org - The California MAGLEV Alliance

Google Transit - Search your area for a transportation service that is open to the public, and operates with fixed schedules and routes

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Fresno COG

(559) 233-4148

Fax: (559) 233-9645

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m

Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

 

Friday

7:30 a.m -4:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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