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CHOWCHILLA TRANSIT SERVICES

The City of Chowchilla provides transit service to the community through Chowchilla Area Transit (CATX) that operates two transit systems. These include the local dial-a-ride CATX service and the fixed-route CATLinX service that provides a transit link to the transportation hub in downtown Merced.

All Buses are wheelchair accessible.  Riders with special needs may request a route deviation by calling at least one day in advance of service to ensure coordination and time of pick-up.

Todos los vehiculos son equipadas para silla de ruedas.  Para su conveniencia, puede llamar un dia por adelantado si tiene nescedades especiales.

To contact the CATX office call (559) 665-8655 during business hours. Se Habla Espanol.

TRANSIT "No Service" HOLIDAYS
Transit service by both CATX and CATLinX is not provided on the following hoidays.

New Years Day Martin Luther King Day Presidents Day
Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day
Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Christmas Day  

Courtesty Rules for Riders
The following rules apply to riders of both the CATX and CATLinX transit systems.
CATX reserves the right to refuse service based on the violation of these courtesy rules in addition to those listed in CATX Policies & Procedures Manual.

Be ready to board when the bus arrives.
Neither smoking, eating or drinking is allowed while on the bus.
Exact fare is required; drivers cannot make change.
Deposit fare into the fare box when boarding.
No riders will receive service without a paid fare or valid pass.
Drivers are not allowed to enter your home.
Children three years old and younger must
be accompanied by an adult.
If you no longer need a ride, you must call the business office in advance and cancel.
Seatbelts are provided and wheelchair restraints are required.
Large animals are prohibited. Only trained service animals with identifying vests are permitted for people with disabilities. Small pets are allowed if they are securely contained in a pet carrier.
A maximum of three grocery bags are allowed; the driver is not allowed to assist with loading.
Chowchilla Area Transit is not liable for unsupervised children.

CATLinX Transit
C
ATLinX is a fixed-route transit system to provide bus service between Chowchilla and the Transpo Center in Merced (716 W. 16th St.) twice daily. CATLinX operates Monday through Friday except for holidays.

This program also provides the opportunity to travel daily between the cities of Merced and Madera through connections with the separate transit provider
Madera County Connection by calling (559) 661-3040.

CATLinX Fares (One-Way Trip)
These fare prices are currently in effect for CATLinX .
Children three years and younger ride free with an accompanying paid adult. CATLinX passes can be purchased from the City Finance Department at the Chowchilla City Hall (130  S. Second Street) during business hours Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. CATLinX is not responsible for lost/stolen passes.

General Public One-Way - $2.50
General Public 10-Ride Pass - $25.00

CATLinX SCHEDULE
(March 1, 2014)


CHOWCHILLA to MERCED

Departs from Chowchilla

Countrywood Shopping Center
(by Dollar General)

6:45am / 4:25pm

RC Wisener Park/City Hall

(2nd St. & Trinity Ave.)
6
:52am / 4:32pm

Fig Tree Shopping Center/Savemart

(1225 E. Robertson Blvd.)

7:00am / 4:40pm

MERCED to CHOWCHILLA

Departs from Merced

Merced Transpo Center
(716 W. 16th St.)

7:30am / 5:15pm

If there are NO passengers on a RETURN bus from Merced the bus will NOT STOP at any of the Chowchilla drop-off locations.
Arrives in Merced

Merced Transpo Center
(716 W. 16th St.)
7:25am / 5:05pm
Arrives in Chowchilla

Countrywood Shopping Center
(by Dollar General)

*7:55am / 5:40pm

RC Wisener Park/City Hall

(2nd St. & Trinity Ave.)
*8:00am / *5:45pm

Fig Tree Shopping Center/Savemart

(1225 E. Robertson Blvd.)

8:05am / 5:50pm

CATX Transit
CATX, the
Chowchilla Area Transit Express is a general public, curb-to-curb, demand-response transit system operated in and around the local area of Chowchilla. CATX is available for work, medical appointments, school, meetings, senior services, shopping, events, and more. All CATX vehicles are wheelchair-lift equipped. The bus operates from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.

How Can I Get a Ride With CATX?
To schedule a ride with CATX
call (559) 665-8655 between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. You must call no less than two hours before your needed appointment time to schedule a ride.

When you call be prepared to provide the following information:

Address where you are to be picked up;

Address where you want to go;

When you want to be picked up, or your appointment time, if applicable;

How many people will be traveling with you;

If you need a return trip;

If you have a special need;

A phone number where you can be reached.

The CATX dispatcher will give you an estimated pick-up time. You MUST be ready at that time. The bus can not wait for you longer than one minute. If you decide you don't need a ride please call early to cancel your appointment. Please understand that if a bus is full your ride may have to be denied when making your appointment. It is best to schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible.

Can I Get Regularly Scheduled Trips With CATX?
You can make reservations for regularly scheduled pick-ups (same time each day of week) by calling and scheduling the trip with a CATX dispatcher.  Your trip will continue automatically until you ask for a change or cancellation. It is important that you call to cancel when you do not need a ride. If you do not show up three times for your subscription trip without calling to cancel, you will be dropped from the CATX list.

CATX Service Area

CATX Fares (One-Way Trip)
These fare prices are currently in effect for CATX.
Children three years and younger ride free with an accompanying paid adult. CATX passes can be purchased from the City Finance Department at the Chowchilla City Hall (130  S. Second Street) during business hours Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. CATX is not responsible for lost/stolen passes.

General Public Zone 1 $1.50 (Ride begins & ends in Zone 1)
General Public Zone 2 $2.00 (Ride begins & ends in Zone 2)
General Public Pass $7.50  
General Public Pass $15.00  
10-Ride Senior Pass $12.00 (Discounted rate)
20-Ride Senior Pass $24.00 (Discounted rate)
20-Ride Student Pass $27.00 (Discounted rate)

Transit Services Title VI Notice & Complaint Process
The City of Chowchilla is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a Title VI complaint with the City.

Complaints may be filed with the City in writing and may be addressed to: City Clerk/Title VI Compliance Coordinator; City of Chowchilla; 130 S. Second Street; Chowchilla, CA 93610

Click HERE for a copy of the Title VI Complaint Form in English or call (559) 665-8615. The City will provide appropriate assistance to complainants who are limited in their ability to communicate in English.

La Ciudad De Chowchilla Transit Services Titulo VI Noticia y Proceso de Quejas
La Ciudad de Chowchilla, se compromete a garantizar que ninguna persona sea excluida de participar o denegar los beneficios de servicios basado por raza, color, linaje u origen nacional, según lo dispuesto en el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Cualquier persona que cree que él o ella ha sido objeto de discriminación en virtud del Título VI basado por raza, color u origen nacional puede presentar una queja del Título VI con la Ciudad.

Las quejas pueden ser presentadas en la Ciudad por escrito y pueden ser dirigidas a: City Clerk/Coordinadora de Conformidad Titulo VI; Ciudad de Chowchilla; 130 S. Second St.; Chowchilla, CA 93610

Haga clic AQUÍ para obtener una copia del Formulario de Quejas del Título VI en Inglés o llame al (559) 665-8615. La Ciudad proveerá asistencia apropiada para los denunciantes que sean limitados en su capacidad de comunicarse en inglés.

Other Transit Providers
Additional transit opportunities and connections are provided to other areas of Madera County and beyond by various agencies and organizations. Click HERE to go to the Madera County Transportation Commission web site for a listing with links to the Madera County Connection, Madera Area Express (MAX) and more.