CA: RTD Schedule Changes Take Effect Today

Aug. 10--STOCKTON -- Schedule tweaks go in effect today for San Joaquin Regional Transit District buses, but the changes are mostly minor, according to the transit district.

RTD is in charge of Stockton city buses as well as other bus services connecting places in the city and San Joaquin County.

The most significant changes include a new loop to one of the district's express buses and a pair of pilot routes in Stockton, according to RTD.

Those changes are:

-- Route 43: The change to the Metro Express Hammer Lane corridor would add a new loop with three new stops on East Hammer Lane, Maranatha Drive, Bryant Drive and Holman Road;

-- Route 71: New pilot route with stops on March Lane and Hammer Lane. It will no longer pick up at Lorraine Avenue, Hammertown Drive, Tam O'Shanter Drive and Access Street, which have service from other routes;

-- Route 85: This new pilot route has stops on Filbert Street, Myrtle Street and Oro Avenue. It will no longer stop at 8th Street, Airport Way, Charter Way and Stanislaus Street, which have service from other routes.

The 300-series routes, which were suspended during the summer, will be back, too.

For more detailed information on route changes, go online to or call (209) 943-1111.

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