Transportation Division - STAGE

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Welcome to Siskiyou Transit and General Express!

Better known as STAGE; Siskiyou County's source for public transportation.

Riding the bus is easy. Like the first time for anything, it is not unsual to be a little unsure. Please don't be nervous.  We're glad you're riding with us and are happy to help.

At anytime during your ride if you need assistance or feel uncomfortable, threatened, harassed, ill or lost, please notify your driver.

All of STAGE buses are ADA compliant.

STAGE Office

The STAGE office is located at 411 4th Street, Yreka. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 5:00pm, except County holidays.  In addition, the buses do not run on weekends.

We are here to help you get where you're going.  Give us a call, 530-842-8295.

Thank you for riding on STAGE we're so glad you chose us! 

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To learn more about STAGE, click any of the titles below.

Information About STAGE

STAGE - Important Notice Regarding Tickets

Important Notice Regarding STAGE Tickets.

Old Ticket

 If you have an "old style" STAGE ticket like the one pictured here, please take note.

Effective November 1, 2014 these tickets will expire and no longer be accepted.  

You will need to use or exchange your ticket before October 31, 2014


To Exchange your Ticket: 

Bring the ticket to the STAGE office located at 411 4th Street, Yreka. You will receive a value card in the amount left on the ticket.

STAGE - Your Guide to Riding STAGE

Your Guide to Riding the STAGE

Be at least 5 minutes early to your bus stop.  Wait at the approrpriate bus stop.  Before boarding the bus, be sure it is the correct one, check the signage on the bus and if you are still unsure check with the bus driver.

Please have the correct fare ready as you board the bus.  Drivers are unable to take checks or pennies and are unable to make change on the buses. However, a change card can be issued, which may be used for future transit rides.

Wait until the bus is at a complete stop before loading and unloading.  Quickly take a seat once you are on the bus and stay seated while the bus is in motion.

As you get off the bus, be sure to check your seat for any belongings you may have dropped.

Front seats should be saved for the elderly or disabled.  If you choose to sit near the front of the bus and an elderly or disabled person needs the seat, you may be asked to move.

Bike racks are available during Daylight Savings Time.


A Few Rules for Riding the Bus

  • Shirt, shoes, and appropriate clothing are required to be worn at all times.
  • No smoking, in buses or within 20 ft of any bus stop or the doorway.
  • No eating or drinking.
  • No alcohol, drugs or illegal substances or illegal activities.  Intoxicated passengers may not be allowed to ride the bus.
  • Transportation of a pet is not allowed.
  • No disorderly or violent behaviors.
  • No vandalism.
  • No loud noises or conversations.
  • No weapons or hazardous materials.
  • No spitting, urinating, defecating or exposing oneself.
  • No loitering or panhandling on buses or at bus stops.
  • Harassment of other passengers is not acceptable.
  • Keep the aisles and exits clear.

Passengers must comply with driver at all times. Driver may refuse service to anyone who engages in prohibited activities and your privilege to ride may be suspended.

Lost and Found

Items that have been found will be available for pickup at the STAGE office, for 30 days, after which, unclaimed items will be donated to local charity or taken to the local police department.

STAGE - Discount Pass and Application

STAGE Discount Pass and Application

STAGE offers discounts based on household income.  

The discount application can be completed and printed online, picked up at the office or from any bus.  Your completed application should be returned along with the required documentation for income and residency to the Transportation Office.

You may mail the application or drop it off in-person to:
STAGE   -  411 4th Street  -  Yreka, CA  96097

Incomplete applications or applications missing the required proof of income and/or proof of residence will be returned. 

STAGE - Schedules

While we make every effort to arrive on time there are times when traffic and weather may interrupt our service and the bus may be late.


On-Call Stops

Some stops are On-Call only, in order to have the bus stop, you must call the STAGE office and request a pickup.  On-Call requests must be done one hour prior to the pick-up time. See schedule for specific 'On-Call' stops.

Flag Stops

Some routes allow for 'Flag Stops', meaning you may flag the bus over for a pickup.  To flag a bus: from the correct side of the street (the same side the bus is traveling) be sure that you are facing the bus as it approaches and signal the bus driver so they know you are indeed waiting for a bus. 

In order for the bus to stop, it must be legal and safe.  Not all locations allow for a flag stop.


To read the schedule, find your location on the left, read across to find the departure time, then read down to find the arrival time.

STAGE operates Monday thru Friday, except for the following County Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

**Schedules and/or fares may change without prior notice.


STAGE - Fares


Tickets may be purchased on the bus or at the STAGE office.  There are no refunds on tickets and we are unable to replace damaged tickets.

When purchasing a ticket on the bus please have correct fare, drivers are not able to make change.  No bills over $20 and no pennies.

To receive your discounted fare, you must show your valid discount card, before you purchase the ticket as well as when you board the bus.

Children under 4 ride for free, with a paying adult passenger.

Base Fares

  • Basic Fare                $4.00
  • Next Town Fare       $2.50
  • In Town Fare           $1.75
  • Happy Camp Fare    $6.00

Discounted Fares * with a valid discount card

  • Basic Fare                 $2.75
  • In Town Fare             $1.25
  • Happy Camp             $4.50

There is no additional discount on Next Town Fares.

Commuter Passes

  • 10-ride commuter pass     $30.00
  • 10-ride Next Town pass    $25.00
  • Stored Value Card              $20.00 minimum, can only be purchased in the office

For a full list of fares, please DOWNLOAD A FARE SCHEDULE

**Schedules and/or fares may change without prior notice.

STAGE - Title VI

This section is designed to serve as a source of information for citizens so that they fully understand their benefits and rights to fair and equal public services as provided by STAGE; specifically as it relates to protections provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Title VI Notice to Public  

Siskiyou Transit and General Express (STAGE) is committed to ensuring that no person shall be excluded from the equal distribution of its services and amenities because of race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Any person, who believes she or he has been discriminated against, may file a signed, written complaint within one hundred eighty (180) days of the date of alleged discrimination.

Title VI Complaint Procedures    and    Title VI Complaint Form

STAGE's Title VI Program Administrator: Melissa Cummins, Transportation Services Manager

Coming Soon: View a complete copy of STAGE Title VI Program (Approved by the Board of Supervisors on May 6th, 2014. Currently awaiting acceptance from Cal-Trans)

Transportation Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
AIRPORTS Fuel Flowage Certification Report Download File Certification
STAGE Discount Application Download File Application
STAGE Fare Schedule effective March 4, 2013 Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Happy Camp/Orleans Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Interstate 5 Northbound Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Interstate 5 Southbound Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Lake Shastina Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Yreka / Montague / Hornbrook / Scott Valley Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Yreka City Northbound Download File Other
STAGE Schedule Yreka City Southbound Download File Other
Title VI - Complaint Form Download File Request
Title VI - Complaint Procedures Download File Policy
Title VI - Notice to Public Download File Policy