Ripon's Interchanges

After the success of the Jack Tone Interchange, the cities of Manteca and Ripon have been studying the possibility of building interchanges on Highway 99 at S. Austin Road and S. Olive Avenue. Both cities, through a cooperative agreement, are actively planning for these interchanges knowing that traffic will increase as the cities build out according to their General Plans.

The Blossom Express bus provides a fixed route service to stops in Ripon including SaveMart and the Ripon Library, and in Modesto to Vintage Faire Mall and the Target Center.

Blossom Express Bus

San Joaquin County Regional Transit District

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), your total mobility manager, offers paratransit services to persons who, due to their disability, are unable to perform the skills necessary to use RTD's fixed route service. Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb service operating within the Stockton Metropolitan Area. This service is available seven days a week by appointment only where and when regular service operates. Persons interested in this service must obtain certification under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through an application process. For more about the ADA application/certification process, visit

RTD offers General Public Dial-A-Ride (GP DAR) in the rural areas of San Joaquin County. This service is open to the general public with no application necessary for use. Reservations are required 1-7 days in advance and are scheduled on a limited first-come, first-served basis. GP DAR is a curb-to-curb service in areas not currently being served by RTD or other local transportation providers. Passengers are otherwise required to use other public transportation options when available in their area.

The RTD County Hopper Route 91 is a deviated fixed route bus service connecting Stockton, Manteca, and Ripon. Most RTD County Hopper routes will deviate up to 3/4 of a mile for ADA-certified elderly & disabled passengers not able to reach the fixed route stops. You can view map and schedule information at 

For more information call (209) 943-1111, and for reservations and deviations call (209) 955-8400.

Commute Connection Program

Sponsored by the San Joaquin County Council of Governments is a one-stop source for transportation information.

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Highway Transportation

Ripon is located directly on Highway 99, a major north-south trucking route through California's Central Valley. Interstate 5 is the main north-south route from Canada to Mexico. The area is also well connected for east-west transportation with Interstate 580 running to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Interstate 80 running through Reno, Nevada and points further east.

Air Transportation

There are five (5) airfields within a moderate commute distance from Ripon:

Rail & Motor Transportation

San Joaquin County is a confluence point for two national rail lines, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad main route through the San Joaquin Valley runs directly through Ripon.

The nearest Amtrak service points are located at 3243 Talbot Road, Riverbank (ten miles east of Ripon); 735 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton (15 miles north of Ripon); and 725 W. Clover Road, Tracy (17 miles east of Ripon).


Located just fifteen (15) miles to the north, the Port of Stockton provides access to the Stockton Deep water Ship Channel, which is 75 nautical miles due east of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Port has berthing space for 10 vessels, 500,000 square feet of dockside transit sheds and shipside rail trackage, plus, over 2.5 million square feet of warehousing. Vessels in the 45,000 to 55,000 ton class, and maximum 60,000 ton class can use the channel fully loaded.


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