August 23, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

Route 20 and Route 20 return to full service following Blue Cut Fire

Effective immediately, VVTA Route 20 and Route 21 return to regular service, following service disruptions caused by the Blue Cut Fire last week. Transit services that were disrupted by the wildfire have been restored. 


August 20, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

VVTA transports Blue Cut Fire evacuees to Red Cross evacuation centers

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Today, VVTA buses are transporting evacuees through the Cajon Pass for the first time since the Blue Cut Fire displaced them from their homes Tuesday. The experience through the charred landscape is “surreal,” and “the generosity of people has been comforting in very difficult time when many of us are at a complete loss.” The round trips throughout the day from the American Red Cross evacuation center in Fontana to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds is connecting evacuees with vital support services that will help put their lives back on track.

 


August 19, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

Route 21 service to Phelan restored; Route 20 begins limited service in Phelan Saturday; deviation service in Phelan to be limited

Effective immediately, VVTA Route 21 service to Phelan is restored and will operate its regular Monday through Saturday route and schedule. Route 21 Sunday service to Wrightwood remains suspended until further notice due to the Blue Cut Fire. Sunday deviation service will be limited to road closures and active wildfire conditions. 

VVTA Route 20 service in Phelan begins operation Saturday. Route 20 service to Wrightwood remains suspended. Deviation service will limited be limited to road closures and active wildfire conditions. 

Highway 138 from Interstate 15 to Los Angeles County Line remains closed. Beekley Road from Phelan Road to Highway 138 remains closed. Highway 2 from Highway 138 to Los Angeles County Line remains closed.


August 18, 2016, 14:47 p.m.

Route 15 service restored; Route 20 service remains suspended; Route 21 service remains limited

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino will be restored to its regular schedule beginning 7 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 to San Bernardino. 

VVTA Route 15 B-V Link service to San Bernardino Valley stops was suspended Tuesday due to the closure of Interstate 15 caused by the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass. Northbound and southbound I-15 traffic through the Cajon Pass has since been restored with limited service. According to the California Highway Patrol Inland Division, intermittent lane closures are expected while repairs are made. Therefore, passengers may experience delays during this time. Service between Victorville and Barstow was not affected. 

Route 21 service to bus stops between Hesperia Super Target and Mall of Victor Valley via Amargosa Road remains operational. Route 21 service to bus stops outside of this area, including service to Phelan, remains suspended until further notice. 

Route 20 service remains suspended until further notice due to ongoing road closures caused by active firefighting efforts in Phelan and Wrightwood. 

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency service agencies. Since the fire began, VVTA staff and transit vehicles have assisted in evacuating residents and pets from mandatory evacuation areas besieged by the fire.

Route 15 B-V Link provides service between San Bernardino, Victorville and Barstow six days a week. Weekday service between Victorville and San Bernardino begins at 7 a.m. and runs every two hours. The last trip from the San Bernardino Transit Center departs at 6:18 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Victorville Transfer Point on Lorene Drive and 7th Street at 7:40 p.m. and continues to the Barstow Library stop for a scheduled 9 p.m. arrival. 

Route 15 B-V Link averages approximately 250 weekday passengers. Route 15 B-V Link Saturday service began July 2016.


August 17, 2016, 11:27 a.m.

VVTA Route 23 between Lucerne Valley and Apple Valley is subject to delays caused by #BlueCutFire traffic congestion on Highway 247.


August 17, 2016, 11:07 a.m.

VVTA Route 21 service to bus stops between Hesperia Super Target and Mall of Victor Valley via Amargosa Road has been restored. Bus stops outside of this area are not being serviced due to the #BlueCutFire. 


August 17, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 20, Route 21, and Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino are currently nonoperational due to the Blue Cut Fire and subsequent road closures. Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and Barstow remains operational.

Other routes within the transit system are currently on time. Though, delays are possible due to road closures and subsequent traffic congestion.

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency services.

According to California Highway Patrol, the following major roads remain closed: Interstate 15 between Ranchero Road and Interstate 215; Highway 138 between the Los Angeles County Line and Highway 173; and State Route 2 between Los Angeles County Line and Highway 138.


August 16, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 20 service in Wrightwood, Route 20 and Route 21 service in Phelan, and Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino is suspended until further notice due to the Blue Cut Fire at Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass.

However, today, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, VVTA Route 15 passengers stranded in San Bernardino and Fontana will picked up at scheduled stops at scheduled times by Omnitrans buses and brought to San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC). To ensure no passengers are left behind, Route 15 service from San Bernardino to Victorville will depart from SBTC at its regularly scheduled 6:18 p.m. departure time and will continue to its scheduled stops at Arrowhead Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and Fontana Metrolink. From the Fontana Metrolink the bus will travel the safest alternate route possible to the Victorville Transfer Point at Seventh Street and Lorene Drive near Costco. The arrival time at the Victorville Transfer Point is unknown. 

VVTA Route 21 will only service stops between Hesperia Super Target and the Mall of Victor Valley.

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency services.

According to California Highway Patrol, Interstate 15 between Oak Hills Road and Interstate 215, Lone Pine Canyon Road, and Cleghorn Road is closed. Highway 138 between Highway 2 and Summit Valley Road is closed. 

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an American Red Cross emergency shelter has been established for evacuees at the Jessie Turner Community Center, 15556 Summit Avenue, Fontana. According to Hesperia Unified School District, an emergency shelter has been established at Sultana High School, 17311 Sultana Street, Hesperia.