San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has placed 22 brand new Hopper buses into service in January 2018. The new buses feature lower floors which allow easier access for passengers, more seating to allow for a maximum of 23 passengers versus 12, better accommodations for wheelchairs and those with vision impairments and a bigger bus, which translates into a smoother ride.
Regional Transit District officials also said the gasoline engines versus diesel put out less pollution.
Hopper buses run regular fixed routes but will deviate from them up to three-quarters of a mile for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) certified passengers who make an advance reservation. These new buses serve nine Hopper routes in the city of Stockton and four more that reach out across San Joaquin County.
Passengers may call (209) 943-1111 #2, or visit sjRTD.com/rtd-mobility to learn more or to make a reservation.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region.