COVID-19 Response

We encourage the public to stay informed with reliable, timely information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) directly from Merced County, the State of California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Latest News and Information:

03/17/2021 - The Bus is offering FREE bus rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments! On fixed route services, riders must simply show proof of a confirmed vaccination appointment. On Dial-A-Ride or Paratransit services, riders must simply indicate that the trip is for a vaccination appointment at the time of booking/scheduling.

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03/10/2021 - Effective Monday, March 15, 2021 The Bus will resume fare collection on all services Countywide. 

Passes will be available as follows: 

  • On-Board - One day, Seven-day and discounted fares will be available from drivers, only cash will be accepted.
  • Merced Transpo – Will reopen on Monday, March 15th and all passes will be available at the counter, NO CASH will be accepted.
  • The Bus Administration Office – All passes will be available, and all forms of payment will be accepted.

Fare Collection Resumed

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02/08/2021 - The Bus requires proper wearing of face masks, per Federal Law. Face masks are to be worn at all times when riding the bus or waiting at a bus stop/shelter. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties. 

Mask Required

02/03/2021 - The Bus will resume its Regular Fixed-Route service operations starting Monday, February 8, 2021. The regular schedule will operate daily, Monday through Friday, with the weekend schedule reserved for Saturday and Sunday only. 

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Helpful Resources:

June 18, 2020 - GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS