In a statement released Tuesday, MCCC Vice President Dr. Claudia Habib praised the partnership between Madera Community College Center and the City of Madera. “This is a true demonstration of our shared vision to improve the quality of life for all Valley residents. I’m glad we are able to improve access to the campus for students and faculty alike.”
In addition to helping market the new service on campus, MCCC will host special promotions that include free tickets and free monthly passes on MAX. City officials say to expect a full grand opening with ribbon cutting and all the hoopla when two brand new buses that will serve Route 3 arrive later this year. The 25-passenger wheelchair accessible buses will feature USB charging stations to allow students to charge their cellphones, tablets or other electronic devices while on their way to classes. “This represents just one of a series of technology-related amenities we will bring to Madera transit,” said City of Madera Grants Administrator, Ivette Iraheta. “Our City Council was clear that bringing technology advancements to Madera is a priority, and we aim to deliver.”
Analysis of the new Route 3 demonstrates a benefit to both Madera’s minority and low-income populations and meets Title VI requirements of the Federal Transportation Administration. What’s more, the new Route 3 represents a key expansion for the MAX service area by connecting the safe, reliable transportation system to a prominent destination outside the city limits.
A schedule and detailed route map can be found on the City’s website: https://www.cityofmadera.ca.gov/goo...