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Posted on: June 12, 2018

The Bus kicks off Free Fare Summer

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The Bus kicks off Free Fare Summer program on National "Dump the Pump" Day 

MERCED - The Bus invites members of the community to try the bus on us this summer! Starting on National Dump the Pump Day, June 21 and continuing through August 31, 2018, The Bus will offer FREE service on all fixed routes countywide. By riding public transit, residents can help reduce congestion, minimize their carbon footprint, and save money. 

"We are excited to offer free fixed route service throughout summer to encourage people who've never ridden the bus to give it a try," said Artis Smith, Transit Director. This free service program is made possible through the State of California’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) which is provided to transit agencies to improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Bus schedules and hours of operation can be found at or by calling The Bus at (209)723-3100. Real-time information regarding bus locations, services and arrival times can be found at All buses are equipped with bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. 

The Bus is the single public transportation service provider for all of Merced County. It is administered by the Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County and managed by the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG). 

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