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Q is a whole new way to get where you’re going in Fresno.
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Message from our Director

FAX is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our entire community. By working each day to expand transportation options in Fresno, we aim to increase community-wide access to the amazing facets of this city.

At its core, bus rapid transit allows us to further these efforts in very substantial ways. Reliable, affordable transportation opens up options for residents from every neighborhood and walk of life to engage in impactful activities. Whether a student traveling to school or an employee having a reliable option to get to work on time each day, public transportation not only connects a city, it drives it to a better future.

Thank you for taking the time to read about all of the exciting advancements on our bus rapid transit route. We can’t wait to see you on Q!

FAX’s Expanded Services

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for FAX.

FAX15, which launched late last year, offers expedited transit to key areas of Fresno. The routes serve Shaw and Cedar -- two of Fresno’s busiest thoroughfares. During peak times, the service will run every 15 minutes. 

On May 1, weekday service until approximately 1 a.m. will be launched.  Weekend service bus frequencies will improve -- most routes will deliver service every 30 minutes.

Later this year, we will roll out our bus rapid transit line, Q. Featuring 27 stops and spanning more than 15 miles down Blackstone and out Ventura/Kings Canyon to Clovis, Q will host 10-minute frequencies during peak times and be equipped for signal priority.

Both services offer brand-new, state-of-the-art buses and an excellent experience for riders.

Bus Rapid Transit
is Rolling In

Q is bus rapid transit, meaning it’s faster, more convenient, and more reliable than a traditional bus line. With amenities such as plush passenger seating, sleek and aerodynamic design, and frameless ThermoGuard windows to block harmful light, Q offers an exciting take on public transportation.

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Bus Rapid Transit Benefits

In a 2013 article, the World Resources Institute outlined three distinct ways cities can benefit from a bus rapid transit system which include:

  • Time savings
  • Air pollutant reductions
  • Increased physical activity

Across the globe, cities save hours by traveling via bus rapid transit. FAX’s Q is no different. With fares paid prior to boarding, the loading process is significantly faster. Q, for example, has an estimated average stop time of 20 seconds. Likewise, Q buses will have signal priority, allowing them to travel through stoplights at a quicker pace. In Istanbul, a passenger can expect to save approximately 52 minutes per day by opting to travel via bus rapid transit. With its effective features, Q is all about speed and efficiency.

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Q&A

When will construction be completed?

  • Mid to late 2017

What is construction for?

  • The new curb extension or “bulb-outs" along Blackstone mark the location of soon to be built Q stations. The bulb outs allow the bus to load/unload and get going more quickly. 

When will the BRT system be available?

  • Late 2017

Where are the stops?

Will there be bus lanes?

  • Q will not have designated bus lanes

What will weekend service look like?

  • Q will stop every 30 minutes from 6am-9am and 6pm-7pm.
  • Between the hours of 9am-6pm, Q will run every 20 minutes.
 
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IN THIS ISSUE

Message from our Director
Fax’s Expanded Services
BRT is Rolling In
Bus Rapid Transit Benefits
Q&A
See the Q Route






 

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