Public Transit Planning
YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite: Seasonal service runs 5/15/17 - 9/15/17
YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) is public transit in the Yosemite region, with buses entering Yosemite Valley from Fresno, Merced, Mammoth Lakes, and Sonora—as well as many different towns along the way. Round-trip tickets from Fresno to Yosemite Valley are only $30 ($20 for seniors (62+); children under 12 ride free with a paid adult fare) - and include the park entrance fee! Commuter passes are also available. Visit the links provided below to find out more and plan your next trip to Yosemite utilizing YARTS.
YARTS Schedule and Route Maps:
Title VI Programs:
Fresno County Rural Transit Agency - adopted June 26, 2014
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
Proposed 2018-2022 Short Range Transit Plan for Rural Fresno County Area - 2018-2022 Plan
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Transit Systems, Consolidated Transportation Service Agency
Clovis Urban Area Consolidated Transportation Service Agency
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?
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
Other Transit-Related Plans and Publications
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