Department of Transportation

FAX: Fresno Area Express

Fares & Passes

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, FAX fixed route bus and Handy Ride paratransit fares are temporarily suspended.  FAX and Handy Ride passengers will be able to ride for FREE.  Bus passes, ride cards, and cash will no longer be inspected or collected when boarding the bus or Handy Ride vehicles.

This temporary fare-free service was approved by the Fresno City Council on February 18, 2021, to assist passengers experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to social distancing requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all passengers and bus drivers are required to wear masks, and seating is limited to 10 passengers per fixed route bus and 3 passengers per Handy Ride vehicle. All passengers must disembark from the bus at the end of the line.

FAX and Handy Ride will continue disinfecting all vehicles on a nightly basis and expanding sanitizing efforts at major transit hubs around the city.

Further studies to determine the duration of the free rides will be conducted as required by the Federal Transit Administration and at the request of the City Council.

Ride for free on FAX, but stay COVID-safe.