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eTrans is Escalon’s own bus system operated by Modesto Area Express (MAX) and available to the general public. The door-to-door dial-a-ride service operates within the City of Escalon and provides connection to Riverbank. Route 35 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.  

eTrans Rider Alerts
As of November 11, 2021

Stuff The Bus

  • Face coverings are required on eTrans, per the Governor of California and San Joaquin County Health Services Agency and the Transportation Safety Administration.
  • eTrans is fare free until December 31, 2021. So jump on and ride!
  • eTrans will be considering a new fare structure in coordination with the Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority in December 2021. More details will be posted soon.
  • Need to get to outside of Escalon to Manteca or Stockton? Ride RTD Van Go!  or Route 95.  eTrans no longer serves Escalon Senior Estate since it is outside the Escalon city limits.
  • Do you have an unmet transit need?  Visit SJCOG for more details. 
  • Track your bus via MAX MyStop App. Details are below.

Visit MAX Rider Alerts for more details impacting eTrans.

Trip Planner
Try the Trip Planner and plan your trip between Escalon and Modesto as well as to San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Sacramento Counties and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Download the Vamos Mobility app for additional trip planning in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties from Google Play or App Store.

MAX MyStop
Track eTrans Route 35 on the MAX MyStop App.  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 XXXX (bus stop number on sign) to 41411 or call (209) 554-2205 and enter the bus stop number. Download Modesto MyStop App at Google Play or App Store

eTrans is Umo 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 XXXX (bus stop number on website) to 41411 or call (209) 554-2205 and enter the bus stop number. Download Umo App at Google Play or App Store

EZHub - Easiest Way To Plan, Pay and Ride in San Joaquin County
EZ Hub
EZHub is a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system available in the Vamos Mobility App, making it “EZ” to purchase public transit tickets in your mobile device. Once downloaded, transit riders can use the app to plan their journeys and purchase tickets for TRACER, GrapeLine, RTD, ACE, Blossom Express, eTrans and Manteca Transit. The free app is available from both the App Store and Google Play or visit Vamos Mobility.  

eTrans Information

Customer Service

  • Call (209) 541-6645 to schedule or cancel a trip on eTrans, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding MAX Holidays.
  • Call (209) 521-1274 for general eTrans Information, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • For those using TDD or TTY, call 711 through California Relay Service
  • For Transit Administration, contact John Andoh, Transit Coordinator at (209) 691-7465.
  • Submit a Comment.


  • Fares are suspended until December 31, 2021 - just jump on and ride!
  • eTrans fares are the same as MAX fares.
  • MAX bus passes (which can be used on eTrans) 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.

Other Public Transportation Links

Other eTrans Resources

Advertising on eTrans Buses: Contact Mike Georguson @ Valley Outdoor Advertising, 1920 Tienda Dr Suite 203, Lodi, CA 95242. or call (209) 327-5584.

Employment with eTrans: Contact National Express Transit.

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 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 by mail to: City of Escalon Transit at 2060 McHenry Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320.

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Transit Reports

Measure K 
eTrans is funded by the Transportation Development Act (TDA), Measure K and Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 funds.