About THE BUS - Merced County Transit
"The Bus" - Merced County Transit was formed from the consolidation of four former local public transit service providers in July 1996. Today "The Bus" is the single public transportation service provider for all of Merced County.
"The Bus" serves the County of Merced, its six incorporated cities and its 13 unincorporated communities and townships. Both regularly scheduled fixed route service and demand response (Dial-A-Ride) services are provided on a Monday through Saturday basis.
"The Bus" is administered and governed by the Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County.
The Authority is made up of an 11 member Board of elected officials: one each from the cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos and Merced, CA. and the five members of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Merced, CA.
Currently, buses are operating on 18 fixed routes with another set of buses providing Dial-A-Ride service. "TheBus" carries approximately 1,000,000 passengers per year.