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.

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. and at Vineyard Pharmacy & Gifts, located at 1900 McHenry Avenue. #202 in Escalon, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus passes can also be purchased on the bus from the driver.  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

  1. A public hearing is scheduled to hear comments from the public regarding any unmet transit needs regarding public transit services in Escalon operated through eTrans.  The public hearing will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Escalon City Hall, 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon. Comments 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) 321-1334, or fax to (209) 691-7439.
  2. StaRT continues accepts eTrans purple transfers for connections to Riverbank Dial-A-Ride at Jacob Myers Park or Route 60 along McHenry Avenue in Modesto. 
  3. Join the City of Escalon and RTD for Stuff The Bus at Big Boy Market located at 2226 Jackson Avenue, Escalon. This food drive helps provide food for those in need in Escalon as the food is donated to Escalon CARE.  Those who donate will receive a 10% off purchases made at Big Boy Market.  The event is on Friday, November 12, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 14, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. More details on the event is available by visiting this webpage.

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.

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 Our 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 and 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 7 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.

Riverbank-Oakdale Transit Authority (ROTA) services shown in the Rider’s Guide is now known as StaRT Riverbank Dial-A-Ride.

Advertising on eTrans Buses

eTrans offers advertising on its three buses on the interior and exterior.  If you are interested in advertising on eTrans buses,  please contact Alan W. Seaton at (209) 585-9508 or email  Advertising rates are very reasonable!

Download Advertising Flyer 

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 

Bike Lockers

In an effort to make commuting easier for people who bike and ride, the City of Escalon has installed bike lockers at the Downtown Escalon Park and Ride Lot, funded by Measure K for the use of transit riders. There is no charge for the bike locker rental, however, a $25 refundable security deposit is required.

If you are interested and would like to apply for a bike locker, please call (209) 691-7465  or e-mail your request to Please include your name, address, phone and fax numbers and the City will send you an application or you can download one below and mail to:  City of Escalon Transit Services, 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320.

Other bicycle lockers are available throughout San Joaquin County. Contact San Joaquin RTD at (209) 943-1111, ext 637 or Commute Connection at 1-800-52-SHARE for more details.

Download Bicycle Locker Application

Links to Other Transit Providers

San Joaquin Regional Transit District  (RTD):

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

Amtrak California: 1 (800) USA-RAIL

San Joaquin County 511:    511

Ripon Blossom Express: (209) 253-5327

Transit Reports and Administrative Information

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

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 Plan

eTrans Title VI Complaint Form

General Transit Feed Specification

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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