Public Transit Planning
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.
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 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
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