Mayor Lee Brand, along with Transportation Director Brian Marshall, announced today that Fresno Area Express (FAX) is making improvements to its bus service during a press conference held at the FAX Complex, 2223 G Street, Fresno, CA 93706.
On Monday, May 1, 2017, FAX will begin serving the community with extended weekday night hours on the most highly traveled sections of five of its routes until 1:00am, and will offer more frequent 30‑minute service seven days a week on five of its popular routes. To celebrate these extended hours, FAX will offer free rides to all passengers after 6:00pm beginning on Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th and free weekend service on May 6th and May 7th.
“Along with our FAX 15 service launched earlier this year on the Shaw and Cedar Avenue corridors, FAX is continuing to improve its system to give riders more transit choices and to support jobs and businesses in Fresno.” said Mayor Brand. “FAX has a number of service and infrastructure improvement projects in the works this year to even further enhance the transit experience in Fresno.”
“We are pleased that we are able to improve FAX service by providing later service during the week and more frequent service on Saturdays and Sundays.” said City Manager Bruce Rudd. “It is extremely important that we continue to find ways to provide public transit services that are responsive to our customers as well as the community.”
By expanding its services, the City is making FAX more convenient for riders. These two service changes are a continuation of the service enhancements that residents can expect this year from FAX.
FAX, The City of Fresno’s Public Transportation Department offers 16 fixed-route bus lines and Handy Ride Paratransit Service serving the greater Fresno Metropolitan Area with a modern clean and green fleet of over 100 buses. Fresno Area Express is operated by the City of Fresno as a public service to all the citizens and visitors of Fresno.