Transit Services

Welcome Aboard!

eTrans is Escalon’s own bus system. The door-to-door dial-a-ride service operates within the City of Escalon and provides connection to Riverbank. The intercity Route 1 service operates between the Downtown Escalon Park and Ride Lot and Northwest Modesto serving Kaiser Permanente, Vintage Faire Mall and destinations on Kiernan Avenue, Dale Road, McHenry Avenue and Standiford Avenue.   Transit Services are funded with State Transportation Development Act (TDA), Measure K  and Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 funds.  All transit services provided by eTrans are open and available to the general public.

eTrans bus passes are available for sale at Escalon City Hall at 2060 McHenry Avenue in Escalon, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bus passes can also be purchased on the bus from the bus operator.  Click here for eTrans fares.

For additional transit information, to schedule or cancel a reservation, please call (209) 541-6645 or 511 (toll free). TDD/TTY users call 711 through the California Relay service.

eTrans Rider Alerts

The City of Modesto is proposing fare and service changes to Modesto Area Express bus service.  Please visit their website for more details.
RTD has discontinued General Public Dial-A-Ride service effective July 31, 2017. In order to travel between Escalon and Manteca, you will need to use RTD GO! through the UBER App between any destination in Escalon and Manteca Transit Center.  Please visit their website for more information.


Comments regarding Unmet Transit Needs may also be submitted via mail, telephone, email and fax to: John Andoh, Transit Coordinator, City of Escalon, 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320, email to, telephone to (209) 691-7465, or fax to (209) 691-7439.  The Unmet Transit Needs Hearing will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Escalon City Hall.  eTrans bus service will be available between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – call (209) 541-6645 for details.

Please visit SJCOG website for more details on the Unmet Transit Needs Process.


Help the City of Escalon, San Joaquin RTD and eTrans for their Stuff This Bus event! Here is what you need to do!  Join eTrans on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Big Boy Market, 2226 Jackson Avenue, in Escalon to donate food items and coats and fill their bus up!

For more details call 209.541.6645 or visit . Proceeds benefit Escalon CARE Weekly Emergency Supplemental Food Program.

Sponsored by the City of Escalon, San Joaquin RTD, Escalon CARE and Big Boy Market.

Google Trip Planner  

Try the Google Transit Trip Planner and plan your trip from Escalon to Modesto and beyond such as other cities and communities in other areas of San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Sacramento County and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have any difficulties using the trip planner, please email or call (209) 691-7465.  Data is now shown in real time with Google!

Powered by Google Transit.

ex: Coley Avenue and 3rd Street, Escalon, CA
ex: McHenry Avenue and Standiford Avenue, Modesto, CA
Date to Travel:  Time of Travel:

Check eTrans Bus Service In Real Time Using NextBus

eTrans is now NextBus enabled. To find out when your next bus will come and If you are at a bus stop and would like to know when the next bus is coming, text: eTrans #### (which is available here) to 41411 or call (209) 554-2205 and enter the bus stop number. If you require technical assistance, please call (209) 691-7465 or email

Click here to access NextBus!

Interested in mobile access with a smartphone? Click here for details.

eTrans Transit Services within Escalon, to Riverbank and Modesto

For information regarding eTrans, including making dial-a-ride and route deviations reservations, canceling a trip, route and schedule information, please call (209) 541-6645, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The office is closed and no transit services are provided on Saturday, Sundays and the following holidays: New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Other Information

Bus Pass Order Form (PDF)        

Bus Pass Order Form (Excel)
Please email to or fax to (209) 691-7439 when completed.

ADA Application for Paratransit Eligibility in San Joaquin County 

Advertising On The Bus  – contact Mike Georguson – Valley Outdoor Advertising, 1920 Tienda Dr Suite 203, Lodi, CA 95242, email: or call (209) 327-5584.

Links to Other Transit Providers

San Joaquin Regional Transit District  (RTD):

    • Customer Information Center: 1-800-HOW-TO-RIDE or (209) 943-1111
    • RTD GO! (to Manteca Transit Center & other areas of San Joaquin County).  Download the UBER App on your smartphone or call (209) 467-6685 for other options.
    • Administrative Offices: (209) 943-1111
    • System Map
    • RTD Travel Training Information through RTD Mobility (209) 467-6659

Modesto Area Express (MAX):   (209) 521-1274

  • Modesto Area Dial-A-Ride: (Modesto Urban Area for seniors, age 65 years old and older, persons with disabilities, ADA certified and in some cases, the general public)  Reservations: (209) 527-4900

Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT): 1 (800) 262-1516

San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority: 1 (800) 411-RAIL

Altamont Corridor Express: 1 (800) 411-RAIL

Amtrak San Joaquins: 1 (800) USA-RAIL

San Joaquin County 511:    511

Ripon Blossom Express: (209) 253-5327

Manteca Transit: (209) 456-8888

dibs: 1-(800) 52 -SHARE

Transit Reports

FY 2010/2011-2019/2020 eTrans Short Range Transit Plan – FINAL

FY 2010/2011 eTrans Annual Report

FY 2011/2012 eTrans Annual Report

FY 2012-2013 eTrans Annual Report

FY 2013-2014 eTrans Annual Report

FY 2014-2015 eTrans Annual Report

FY 2015-2016 eTrans Annual Report

Title VI Notice

In compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation Title VI regulations (49 CFR part 21), the City of Escalon operates programs without regard to race, color, and national origin. Contact the City of Escalon Transit Services at 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320, (209) 691-7465, or email: to request additional information regarding City of Escalon’s nondiscrimination obligations or file a complaint. Any person who believes himself or any specific class of persons to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by himself or by a representative file a written complaint with the City of Escalon or with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building — 5th Floor TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 or with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Rail and Mass Transportation, MS-39,  Attn: Title VI Complaints, PO BOX 942874, Sacramento, CA 94274-0001.  A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by FTA.


eTrans Title VI Complaint Form


Reasonable Modification Policy

The Department of Transportation has revised its rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (section 504) specifically to provide that transportation entities are required to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The City of Escalon will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. Exceptions would include modifications that:

  • Cause a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
  • Result in a fundamental alteration of the service.
  • Are not actually necessary in order for the individual with a disability to access the entity’s service.
  • Result in undue financial and administration burden.

All requests for reasonable modifications and/or complaints (e.g. deviated fixed route, paratransit, or facilities) may be submitted in the following manner by email to, by telephone (209) 691-7465 or written by mail to: City of Escalon Transit Services at 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320.

General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)

With the use of this site, the City of Escalon, hereby grants you (Licensee) non-exclusive, limited and revocable rights to use, reproduce, and redistribute The City of Escalon Data (Data) subject to the following Terms:

  • The City of Escalon and eTrans logos and copyrighted materials, including any confusingly similar variants, may not be used in association with Data without permission.
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E-mail questions and concerns regarding eTrans transit services to, or call John Andoh, Transit Coordinator at (209) 691-7465.

 eTrans is a service of the City of Escalon and  transit services are provided under contract to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) on behalf of  the City of Escalon.

Transit services to Modesto are partially funded by Measure K funds through San Joaquin Council of Governments.

Measure K LOGO