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The West Modesto King Kennedy Neighborhood Collaborative on the grand opening and dedication of the Helen White Memorial Trail in Modesto, CA on May 8, 2019.

Miss White,  who passed in 1980, leaves a legacy of service and activism in west Modesto. Her many contributions to her community have set a strong foundation for generations to come. White, worked at the Stanislaus County Housing Authority for over 30 years.


The Bus Celebrates National “Dump the Pump” Day with Free Rides

MERCED - The Bus is offering free rides throughout the County in recognition of “Dump the Pump” day which is celebrated across the country on June 20th this year. The free service is available on all fixed-routes and will begin on Thursday, June 20th and run through Friday, July 5th.

 Note that there is no service on The Bus on July 4th in honor of Independence Day.


“Dump the Pump” day was established to promote the economic and environmental benefits of riding public transit. Riding public transit can reduce vehicle congestion on roads thereby eliminating emissions of both criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases. Taking public transit is also an inexpensive alternative to paying for the fuel and parking fees required for commuting in a personal vehicle as well as the wear and tear that can add up to costly repairs over time.


 "The purpose of our Dump the Pump program is to invite the community to try out using The Bus,” said Stacie Dabbs, Executive Director. “We have a lot of routes to choose from and people don’t always know about this great alternative to driving a car.”


The Bus is able to offer the Dump the Pump free fare days as part of its Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). This grant was awarded by the State of California and is provided to transit agencies to improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


All schedules and hours of operation can be found at www.mercedthebus.com or by calling The Bus at (209) 723-3100. Real-time information regarding bus locations, services and arrival times can be found at www.thebuslive.com or by downloading ‘The Bus Live’ app on your smart phone for free. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. Seniors, Veterans and ADA eligible passengers can ride all fixed route service for free year-round with qualifying identification. Those wishing to see if they are eligible for the free fare should contact The Bus office to learn more.


The Bus is the single public transportation service provider for all of Merced County and is administered by the Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County and managed by the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG). For more information, please visit www.mercedthebus.com and www.mcagov.org.


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