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2019 Unmet Transit Needs – Public Comments Process

Do you or someone you know have a public transit need that is not being met?

The Fresno Council of Government’s (FCOG)

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The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) will hold a public hearing for the annual Unmet Transit Needs Process beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Fresno Council of Governments, Sequoia Room, 2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, California.


The Fresno COG Policy Board will take comments at the Unmet Transit Needs public hearing on public transportation needs within the Fresno County region that are reasonable to meet during the 2019-20 fiscal year.  In addition to this public hearing, COG conducted outreach meetings throughout the County. Transit agencies involved in this process include Fresno Area Express, Fresno County Rural Transit Agency, Clovis Transit, and Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. For additional information, please visit or contact Jeff Long, Fresno Area Express at (559) 621-1436.


Individuals with disabilities may call Fresno COG (with 3-working-day advance notice) to request auxiliary aids necessary to participate in the public hearing.  Translation services are available (with 3-working-day advance notice) to participants speaking any language with available professional translation services.


Transit Productivity Evaluation Fiscal Year 2017

This 2017 Annual Productivity Evaluation is conducted to identify, analyze and recommend potential productivity improvements which could lower the operating costs.


Triennial Performance Audits

Fiscal Year 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15

Clovis Transit Services

Fresno Area Express

Fresno Council of Governments

Fresno County Rural Transit Agency

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission


Regional Long-Range Transit Plan

The Fresno County Regional LongRange Transit Plan will provide guidance for the future investment in the public transportation system in Fresno County. The Plan will detail how to provide and preserve a sustainable, safe, integrated and efficient transit system which will enhance Fresno’s economy and livability. more…


YARTS – Public Transit to Yosemite: Seasonal service  

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 via Hwy 41 and Ticket information:

Schedule: May 14, 2018 – September 14, 2018
YARTS Ticket and Fares Information


Title VI Programs:

Fresno County Rural Transit Agency – adopted June 26, 2014



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
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

2018-2019 Fresno County EOC Operations Program and Budget


Clovis Urban Area Consolidated Transportation Service Agency

2018 CTSA Draft Budget for 2018-2019


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 – Light Rail Page – Personal Rapid Transit – Nelson/Nygaard Transit Articles – Monorail information – Bus Rapid Transit – Innovative Transportation Technologies – Skyweb Express – ULTRA Urban Light Transport – 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