FAX to offer late-night hours on 5 routes, free rides for 1 week

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno bus system – Fresno Area Express (FAX) – is making improvements to its services and adding a few late-night routes, Mayor Lee Brand announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Starting May 1, FAX will extend weekday night hours on the most highly traveled sections of the bus system.

Five routes will have buses until 1 a.m., and on weekends.

The routes include #9 – Shaw; #28 – Manchester/Sunnyside; #30 – Blackstone; #32 – Fresno Street; and #38 – Cedar.

Five other popular routes will have more frequent stops – 30-minute intervals starting May 1.

The routes include #20 – Hughes/McKinley; #22 – West Avenue/Tulare; #26 – Palm/Butler; #39 – FYI/Clinton; and #41 – Malaga/Shields/Chestnut.

“Along with our FAX 15 service launched earlier this year on the Shaw and Cedar avenues corridors, FAX is continuing to improve its system to give riders more transit choices and to support jobs and businesses in Fresno.” Brand said. “FAX has a number of service and infrastructure improvement projects in the works this year to even further enhance the transit experience in Fresno.”

FAX will also offer free rides on all routes after 6 p.m. for the first week of its launch. From May 1 to May 5, FAX rides will be free after that time, and weekend service on May 6 and May 7 will be free.
“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.” City Manager Bruce Rudd said. “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.”

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