Transportation Connections

An Update to the ADA Certification Process

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) named San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) as the Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for San Joaquin County. Access San Joaquin streamlines the process for those who wish to apply for Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) certification to use paratransit and other mobility services--no more applying to each transit operator to determine ADA eligibility. Persons interested in applying for ADA certification should call (209) 242-9965.

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired would like to share with you the transportation options throughout San Joaquin County. These resources are accessible to persons with disabilities and older individuals. Information posted here is subject to change without notice.  Please notify us here to report a broken link.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), and the cities of Escalon, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon and Tracy offer ADA complementary paratransit services, discounted fares, deviated fixed routes and more. You have many choices regarding your transportation plans:

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) (209) 943-1111;

• Stockton Metro Service (fixed route)
• Metro Hopper Service (deviated fixed route throughout Stockton Metro Area)
• County Hopper Service (deviated fixed routes serving Stockton, Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Ripon)
Commuter Service (serves Downtown Transit Center, Dublin-Pleasanton BART station, Lathrop, Sacramento, Tracy Transit Center)
Dial-A-Ride Service (for ADA Certified Passengers)
RTD Van Go! Mobility on Demand
My Ride (for ADA Certified Passengers)
Access Pass (for ADA Certified Passengers)

City of Escalon Transit Services (209) 541-6645;

• eTrans Route 35 between Escalon and Modesto


City of Lodi Transit Division (209) 333-6806;

• GrapeLine (fixed route)
Dial-A-Ride ADA Paratransit Services (for ADA certified passengers)
• VineLine (General Public Dial-A-Ride Demand Response Services)

City of Manteca Transit Division (209) 456-8888;

• Manteca Transit (fixed route)
• Manteca Transit Dial-A-Ride (serves City of Manteca within city limits)
• Manteca Transit ADA Complementary Paratransit (deviates up to ¾ of miles of fixed routes to pick up ADA certified passengers)


City of Ripon Blossom Express (209) 253-5327;

• Fixed route with ¾ mile deviation upon request throughout the City of Ripon and limited stops in Modesto (connects with RTD)

City of Tracy TRACER (209) 831-4287;

• TRACER Fixed Route
• TRACER Paratransit (serves ADA certified passengers within City of Tracy city limits)
• TRACER PLUS On Demand Bus Service
• Paratransit Subsidized Taxi Service (for ADA certified passengers during non-operating TRACER Paratransit service)

Transportation Network Companies (TNC)


Private Transportation Services

• Covenant Transportation (209) 373-7051
• Dignity Transportation (209) 688-3452
• Imperial Transportation Services (209) 910-4644
• KJ Quality Transportation (209) 235-1647
• Kumars Transport (209) 234-0377
• Rjr Transportation (209) 858-7124
• Shifah Taxi and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (510) 935-1177
• USA Non Medical Transportation (209) 464-1749
• Vantage Transportation (209) 475-0708
• Vm Transport Inc. (209) 234-8196
• Yellow Cab Company (209) 466-8294 (

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I am outside of the Stockton city limits? How does public transportation work from other cities in San Joaquin County?
A. The cities of Escalon, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon and Tracy offer fixed and deviated fixed routes, and paratransit services that connect with RTD. RTD provides fixed, deviated fixed (Metro and County Hopper) and complementary paratransit services to get you to your destination. RTD Van Go! offers mobility on demand trips anywhere in San Joaquin County. Passengers also may ride the RTD Commuter Service between the Tracy Transit Station and the RTD Downtown Transit Center.
Q. What does ADA certified mean?
A. ADA certified means a person is, due to his/her disability, unable to perform the skills necessary to use fixed route services. Persons interested in becoming ADA certified must obtain certification under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through an application process. Access San Joaquin adminsters the ADA eligibility process for all the transit agencies in San Joaquin County. Visit for details.


Q. What is proper etiquette for riding the bus?
A. Always confirm with the coach operator that you are boarding the correct bus, especially if more than one route stops at a bus stop. Pay your fare or show your pass; tell the operator the stop at which you’d like to disembark. Best practice is to sit in the seat closest to the door—not behind the driver; however, this is a matter of personal preference.


Q. Where can I find transportation apps for my phone?
A. Visit the App Store/Navigation/Public transit category. RTD partners with Token Transit and Mobile2Go to purchase fares, Moovit and Google Maps (iOS) or (Android) to plan trips, and Swiftly to obtain real time arrivals.

For more information . . .

CCBVI staff will assist with developing a personalized path just for you. We want you to feel comfortable knowing independence is at your fingertips.  For more information, call (209) 466-3836, extension 201 to schedule an appointment with CCBVI's director of client services.