Transportation that Changes Lives
In 1979, California law established the concept of regional Consolidated Transportation Services Agencies (CTSA) in an effort to improve the coordination of various programs and funding sources that serve the transportation needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income populations. The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) designated MOVE as the CTSA for Stanislaus County and has been in operation since 2010. MOVE is staffed by seven employees and is funded by a combination of Local Transportation Funds (LTF), various competitive Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) grants and Measure L.
Volunteers on the Go (VOGO) pilot is a partnership of the Volunteer Transport Center Inc. (VTC) and MOVE. VOGO Provides rides to Stanislaus and San Joaquin residents who live in rural areas outside of public transit. Volunteers use their own vehicles to provide rides for residents that live in Riverbank, Lathrop, Manteca and Escalon. During this pilot program the service is free to riders.
The Stanislaus County Fare Assistance subsidy pilot program known as the “PASS Program” supports individuals and community agencies with bus tickets for low-income seniors and disabled residents. Bus tickets/ passes will be distributed by partnering agencies and MOVE. This program is currently being developed and will be implemented soon. If you have a need, please contact staff at MOVE to add your name to our list.
Accessing medical appointments, grocery stores, and social activities is difficult for many individuals who are unable to drive or use public transit. The BRIDGES Volunteer Driver Program is designed to provide a personalized service to individuals who fall between the cracks of traditional transportation. Eligible participants are able to schedule trips with their volunteer driver at their convenience. MOVE provides participants with mileage reimbursement to pay their driver for qualified trips.
ADA Paratransit Eligibility
The Stanislaus Eligibility Center, operated by MOVE, provides one simplified eligibility process for ADA paratransit services in Stanislaus County. Paratransit is a safety net for people whose disabilities prevent them from using accessible public transportation.
Riding the bus is a fun and affordable way to travel within the community! MOVE’s free Travel Training program will equip you with the skills you need to independently ride the various public transit systems throughout Stanislaus County. Our professional Travel Trainers provide one-on-one and small group training.
The VetsVan program is available to homebound Veterans who have no other way to get to medical appointments in Modesto, Livermore and Palo Alto. Our staff will schedule your ride with our volunteer drivers.
Community Partners Grant Program
Community Partners Grant Program (funded by Measure L) provides an opportunity for Stanislaus County non-profit agencies who provide services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and Veterans to apply for funding to assist their clients with transportation needs. This funding may be used to either expand a current transportation program or develop a new program to meet transportation needs not currently met my other programs in Stanislaus County.
OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPS
MOVE staff partners with transportation providers and human services agencies throughout Stanislaus County to connect people with innovative transportation options. We can be found at events throughout the community, presenting information about our programs and sharing our extensive knowledge about the four Stanislaus public transit agencies – MAX, StaRT, CAT and BLST. MOVE also supports the local human service agencies by referring clients, coordinating services, and providing technical assistance.