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Transit Options Workshops Set

The City of Escalon will be hosting a public workshop to discuss how to improve public transit services within the City limits and to/from Modesto.

“As part of the workshop, the City will be discussing options for service delivery, including enhanced dial-a-ride, new routing to serve Modesto, improved partnerships with San Joaquin RTD for services to Manteca/Stockton and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, participating in a pilot with Uber and/or Lyft, and/or changing the hours and days that eTrans operates transit services,” said City transit Coordinator John Andoh.

The workshops are scheduled for Monday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again during the regular Escalon City Council meeting at 7 p.m., at the Escalon City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2060 McHenry Ave.

“The consultant team – Jarrett Walker and Associates – as well as will be on hand to take feedback, present the service options and answer any questions about the proposed Short Range Transit Plan which would include options for transit service delivery,” noted Andoh.

eTrans will operate dial-a-ride service to the evening meeting at 7 p.m. and bring riders back home after the meeting. Call (209) 541-6645, now through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to request service to the evening meeting on Monday, May 15.

For more information or to submit comments, contact John Andoh, Transit Coordinator at City of Escalon, 2060 McHenry Ave., Escalon, CA 95320; call (209) 691-7465, email or fax to (209) 691-7439.

Meanwhile, Andoh said that RTD is planning on providing transportation service from the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., to the San Joaquin County Senior Awareness Day at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. The event is on Wednesday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seniors interested in going to this event, may sign up for the event at Escalon City Hall, Heritage House, Paddack Village Mobile Manor or with the eTrans bus operator by this Friday, May 12.

eTrans will provide free transportation within the Escalon city limits to the RTD bus departing the Escalon Community Center on Wednesday, May 24. Once the sign up list is finalized, RTD will contact those eTrans riders wanting transportation to coordinate pick up and drop off times.

For information on eTrans, please call (209) 541-6645 or visit