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Hesperia, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will implement systemwide improvements to its transit services, beginning Sunday, October 1, 2017. The initiative is the result of the VVTA Comprehensive Operations Analysis released last January, which expands service hours, reduces wait times, and adjusts routes to match population growth trends throughout the High Desert.

The new system design is based on an 18-month analysis, consisting of community outreach, public comments, and collaboration with key stakeholders within VVTA’s nearly 1000-square-mile service area.

“While requiring some passenger adjustment, this system upgrade is certainly more intuitive,” said VVTA Executive Director Kevin Kane. “Operationally, we will be able to redirect our resources, thereby eliminating redundancies inherent with overlapping route services. By providing more direct connections, we look to improve reliability and on-time performance, which will benefit our riders.”

Route numbers will be relabeled based on the type of service they provide and where they operate. Routes numbers 1-9 will primarily serve Barstow. Route numbers 10-19 and 200-299 will be inter-city routes. Route numbers 20-29 will primarily serve county areas and require county fare. Route numbers 30-39 will primarily serve Adelanto. Route numbers 40-49 will primarily serve Apple Valley. Route numbers 50-59 will primarily serve Victorville. Route numbers 60-69 will primarily serve Hesperia. Commuter routes will retain 100-199 and require commuter fare.

In Barstow, weekday service will be extended by two hours, operating from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the weekend, service is extended an hour each day, operating from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barstow routes 1, 2, and 3 will eliminate redundant routing which will improve on-time performance and reduce travel time between key locations. The new route 6 will provide service between Walmart and Barstow Community College, servicing segments along Barstow Road, Armory Road, and Rimrock Road. Route 4 will be renumbered to county route 28, providing extended service between Barstow, Hinkley, and Helendale every three hours. Route 5 will be renumbered to county route 29, providing improved service between Barstow, Nebo and the Marine Corps Logistics Base main gate, Yermo, Daggett, and Newberry Springs.

For additional information about fares, visit VVTA.org/bus.

VVTA Route Summary Effective October 1, 2017

  • Route 1 – Rerouted to serve the loop consisting of 1st Street, Hutchison Street, and 2nd Avenue. Shorten route by discontinuing segment between Walmart and Barstow Community College. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Route 2 – Shorten route to operate from Barstow Library to Barstow Road and Armory Road. Discontinue service east of Barstow Road between Armory Road and Rimrock Road. Operates along Barstow Road to Barstow Community College and expands service to Veteran’s Home. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Route 3 – Discontinue loop consisting of 1st Street, Hutchison Street, and 2nd Avenue. Reroute to serve Barstow High School along Buena Vista Street and Avenue A. Discontinue service into Outlets at Barstow parking lot. Extend service to Hampton Inn on Lenwood Road. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Discontinued Route 4 – Discontinued route number. Renumbered to Route 28.
  • Discontinued Route 5 – Discontinued route number. Renumbered to Route 29.
  • New Route 6 – New service operates along Barstow Road. Provides service to discontinued Route 2 segments between Armory Road and Rimrock Road. Also provides service to discontinued Route 1 segment from Walmart to Barstow Community College. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Route 15 – Reroute between Victorville Transfer Point on Lorene Drive and 7th Street to eliminate Green Tree Boulevard, Hesperia Road, Corwin Road, and Dale Evans Parkway. From Victorville Transfer Point, reroute to serve Victorville Civic Center and Victorville Courthouse. From Victorville Transfer Point, reroute to St. Mary’s Hospital and then to Barstow. Adjust two Barstow trips to depart two hours earlier from Victorville Transfer Point.
  • Discontinued Route 20 – Discontinued route. Segments replaced by Route 21P/21W.
  • Route 21P/21W – Renumbered. Route 21P (Pinon Hills) rerouted to operate between Mall of Victor Valley and Pinon Hills every two hours. Route 21W (Wrightwood) rerouted to operate between Mall of Victor Valley and Wrightwood every two hours. Combined, both segments operate hourly between Mall of Victor Valley and Phelan.
  • Route 22 – No changes.
  • Route 23 – No changes.
  • Route 24 – Increase frequency from every two hours to hourly service.
  • New Route 28 – New County Route features Route Deviation Service in county areas. Route operates every three hours, serving Barstow, Hinkley, and Helendale. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route is derived from former Route 4.
  • New Route 29 – New County Route features Route Deviation Service in county areas. Route operates every three hours, serving Barstow and Newberry Springs. Weekday service extended to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend service extended to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route is derived from former Route 4.
  • Route 31 – Shorten route by discontinuing Park Avenue and Amargosa Road segments.
  • Route 32 – Reroute and extend service to serve Park Avenue and Amargosa Road.
  • Route 33 – Reroute and extend service to serve Molina Medical Center.
  • Route 40 – No changes.
  • Route 41 – No changes.
  • Route 42 – No changes.
  • Route 43 – Reroute to enter Victor Valley College on Fish Hatchery.
  • Discontinued Route 44 – Discontinued route. Segments replaced by Route 68.
  • Discontinued Route 45 – Renumbered to Route 50.
  • Discontinued Route 45X – Renumbered to Route 50X.
  • Discontinued Route 46 – Renumbered to Route 66.
  • Route 47 – No changes.
  • Discontinued Route 48 – Discontinued route. Segments replaced by Route 68.
  • New Route 50 – Renumbered from Route 45. Departing Victor Valley College Upper Campus, heading toward Victorville Transfer Point at Lorene Drive and 7th Street, Route 50 will use Route 50X routing. Route will not serve VVC Lower Campus.
  • New Route 50X – Renumbered from Route 45X.
  • Route 51 – Discontinue segment on Burning Tree Drive, Molina Drive, and St. Andrews Drive. Reroute to operate from Lorene Drive and 7th Street, to Green Tree Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, then continue along Rodeo Drive, to Lorene Drive, and to Victorville Transfer Point.
  • Route 52 – Schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.
  • Route 53 – Schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.
  • Route 54 – Shorten route by discontinuing segment between Palmdale Road and Highway 395 and Molina Medical Center.
  • Route 55 – Discontinued service along Green Tree Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and Hughes Road segment. Reroute northbound segment from Arrowhead and Green Tree Boulevard to continue along Green Tree Boulevard, Burning Tree Drive, Molina Drive, and St. Andrews Drive to Victorville Transfer Point. Reroute southbound from Victorville Transfer Point to continue along Valley Center Drive and Green Tree Boulevard to Arrowhead Drive, where it resumes its regular route.
  • New Route 66 – Renumbered from Route 46. Adjust schedule to depart at eight minutes after the hour from Hesperia Post Office.
  • New Route 68 – New route. Combines portions of Route 44 and Route 48. Service operates along Main Street, 3rd Avenue, Lime Street, 7th Avenue, Cottonwood Avenue, and Key Pointe Avenue. Route serves key locations such as Hesperia Civic Center, Lime Street Park, Hesperia Library, and Mall of Victor Valley.
  • NTC Commuter Routes – No changes.
  • Route 200 – No changes.

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