Public Transportation (FAX)

Director's Message

A Message from the Director of Transportation

Joe Vargas

Thank you for visiting the Department of Transportation page.

It is my honor to serve as your Director and I am so proud of the role Fresno Area Express (FAX) plays in the community we serve. Our mission is to provide you with safe, sustainable, and reliable transportation.

Throughout the pandemic, many of our riders have been negatively impacted. These challenging times have allowed our team the opportunity to demonstrate their dedication to providing you with essential service by keeping you connected through our fixed route and Handy Ride transit system.

As the public transit provider for the City of Fresno, FAX is dedicated to supporting equity, the environment, and our local economy.

  • Equity – by ensuring that our transit system is well connected and meeting the needs of our community.
  • Environment – by transitioning our fleet of vehicles to zero-emission technology.
  • Economy – by providing access to jobs, education, and healthcare.

In addition to providing public transit, our team is also responsible for the procurement, maintenance, and management of all City equipment including police patrol cars, fire trucks, garbage trucks, PARCS maintenance equipment, and heavy equipment used to repair streets and roads.  Our Fleet Management Division is critical to keeping the City safe and well maintained.

The Department of Transportation is here to serve you.  We hope you find the information on our page helpful.

Thank you,

Joe Vargas
Director