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An EZ way to plan, pay and ride transit.      

The City of Ripon, along with the San Joaquin Council of  Governments (SJCOG) and six other transit agencies in San  Joaquin County, will launch EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system available in the Vamos Mobility App, making it “EZ” to purchase public transit tickets in your mobile device. Once downloaded, transit riders can use the app to plan their journeys and purchase tickets for any of the seven participating transit systems.

- City of Tracy Tracer
- City of Manteca Transit 
- City of Escalon eTrans
- City of Ripon Blossom Express
- City of Lodi Grapeline
- Altamont Corridor Express
- San Joaquin Regional Transit District 

The free app is available from both the App Store and Google Play by searching for “Vamos Mobility” or “EZHub”.
For more information about downloading and using EZHub or Vamos and to download the Vamos Mobility app, visit


There are five (5) airfields within a moderate commute distance from Ripon:

Modesto Airport
Oakland International Airport
Sacramento International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
Stockton Metropolitan Airport


-  Blossom Express (Ripon) The Blossom Express is Ripon's bus service that provides a fixed route service to stops in Ripon including SaveMart and the Ripon Library, and in Modesto to Vintage Faire Mall and the Target Center. 

eTrans (Escalon) eTrans is Escalon’s own bus system and is available to the general public. The door-to-door dial-a-ride service operates within the City of Escalon and provides connection to Riverbank.

Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) - The City of Modesto's Modesto Area Express (MAX) recently merged with Stanislaus County to form Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA).

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) San Joaquin Regional Transit District is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County, serving the Stockton Metropolitan Area and the County with intercity, interregional, and rural transit services. SJRTD also provides the County Hopper, a deviated fixed-route service serving San Joaquin County and providing intercity connections between Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, and Escalon. 

-  RTD Van Go! - Travel anywhere within San Joaquin County with Van Go! This on-demand rideshare service is provided in vehicles that are safe and accessible (can transport wheelchairs) with professionally trained drivers. 


San Joaquin County is a confluence point for two national rail lines, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad.  The Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads main route through the San Joaquin Valley runs directly through Ripon.  The nearest Amtrak service points are located a 3243 Talbot Road, Riverbank (10 miles east of Ripon); 735 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton (15 miles north of Ripon); and 725 W. Clover Road, Tracy (17 miles east of Ripon).

Altamont Commuter Express (ACE Train)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad


Ripon is located directly on Highway 99, a major north-south trucking route through California's Central Valley.  Interstate 5 is the main north-south route from Canada to Mexico.  The area is also well connected for east-west transportation with Interstate 580 running to the San Francisco Bay Area and Interstate 80 running through Reno, Nevada and points further east.

After the success of the Jack Tone Interchange, the cities of Manteca and Ripon have been studying the possibility of building interchanges on Highway 99 at S. Austin Road and S. Olive Avenue.  Both cities, through cooperative agreement, are actively planning for these interchanges knowing that traffic will increase as cities build out according to their General Plan.


Located just fifteen (15) miles to the north, the Port of Stockton provides access to the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel, which is 75 nautical miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Port of Stockton

Smart Travel

Get on board the Smart Travel.  Smart Travel means going to work, school or play with other people in carpools or vanpools, or by other smart ways such as transit, walking or biking to decrease traffic and pollution.  Call Dibs on your commute today, as you travel around San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Merced counties.  We help you get to work, go to school, shopping or travel to other destinations by connecting you to Smart Travel options in one place.

Dibs does more than just give you directions.  They offer transportation options, incentives, tips and even emergency rides home.  They also bring car or vanpool participants together.  You want easy options designed to fit your needs.  By foot, bike, car, bus, train, carpool or vanpool, they are your portal to smart travel to save you money, reduce road congestion and improve air quality.

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