As of April 15, 2020, all transit fares for Madera Metro’s fixed-route transit system have been suspended until further notice.
August 1, 2021:
June 23, 2021:
A 30-day notice has been issued for the removal and relocation of the County Complex and Rd 28 bus stop location. Services to this location will be discontinued on July 27, 2021, and will be relocated to the Madera County Complex located at the SE Corner of Rd 28 and Ave 14 1/2.
February 1, 2021:
The CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. Passengers must wear masks that completely cover both the mouth and nose while awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on any form of public transportation. Refusal to wear a mask can result in removal from the premises and/or denied entry to board public transportation service. For a full listing of requirements and exemptions, please click here for CDC Guidelines.
October 21, 2020:
The Madera Metro office has been relocated to the new Madera Transit Center located at 1951 Independence Drive. View the Madera Transit Center Virtual Ribbon Cutting Event by clicking here. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, the general public is not allowed into the Madera Transit Center at this time.
October 2, 2020
Great news! The City of Madera is a proud recipient of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) CARES ACT grant for $6,440,671. The grant funds will be used to provide financial relief which will allow Madera Metro to continue to eliminate fares, while also implementing enhanced safety measures to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The CARES grant will allow Madera Metro to hire additional PTE’s to oversee COVID-19 cleaning procedures and the Enhancement of Safety Measures such as the purchase and installment of driver safety shields, enhanced screening measures, and weekly sanitation of all transit vehicles and Bus Shelters. Lastly, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, funds will allow the City of Madera to be proactive in acquiring additional transit vehicles to respond to the rider minimum requirement. An increased fleet will result in reduced wait times, thus preventing the risk of passengers being exposed to COVID-19; promote social distancing; increase efficiency in service and availability.
For additional information, please visit CDC’s : Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
June 18, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new face covering guidance that requires California residents to wear face coverings when they are in a situation considered to be high-risk.
Listed below are examples of high-risk situations that will require face coverings as it pertains to Public Transportation:
The following individuals are exempt from wearing a face covering:
MV Public Transportation - Division 585 asks that passengers face coverings must be worn properly covering both mouth and nose for the entire duration of their trip. The use of hand over mouth and nose does not qualify as a face covering.
For the completed California Department of Public Health - Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, please click here.
To further ensure the safety of transit passengers, employees and the public, we encourage all to use Madera Metro for essential transportation only. When boarding, please communicate with the driver your planned destination. As a reminder, for the safety of all passengers, leisure rides without a specific destination will be discouraged.