Jack Tone Interchange at night
Jack Tone Interchange

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

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.

San Joaquin County Regional Transit District

The County Transit System provides a service for anyone wishing to go within San Joaquin County. For services, call 1-800-367-7433. A one-day advance notice is required. External Site

Intercity Bus Service runs every day of the year connecting Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, Lathrop, and Woodbridge to Stockton, Tracy, and Lodi.

Elderly and disabled passengers can get door-to-door service by calling 
(209) 948-5566, extension 658. 

View the Hopper fare schedule (Route 91) and maps on the SJRTD web site at External Site

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Commute Connection Program

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

Van Pools
Bus Service
Park and Ride Lots


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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.

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Air Transportation

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

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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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