Why don't smaller buses run on routes that aren't busy?
MAX uses either a 35' or 40' bus on a route dependent upon the maximum number of passengers expected to be on the bus at any time during the course of the day to avoid the need to add large numbers of supplemental buses to accommodate maximum ridership. The City selected these 2 bus sizes after years of experimentation. Having only 2 sizes in the fleet reduces the cost of parts inventory, special diagnostic equipment, driver and mechanic training, and increases repair efficiency.

Labor expenses make up the majority of the cost of operating a bus so very little depends on the size of the bus. Operating additional buses to meet maximum ridership demand is extremely expensive and is avoided as much as possible. Please call 209-577-5295 for more information.

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1. Why don't smaller buses run on routes that aren't busy?
2. Do the bus drivers work for City of Modesto? Do they have special training?
3. Why are some routes different, or not run on the weekend?
4. What time will the bus be at my stop?
5. Why was my bus late?
6. How do I find out which bus I need?
7. How much does the bus cost?
8. Where can I buy a monthly pass?
9. How do I ride with my bicycle?
10. How can I plan a trip that requires more than 1 bus system?