All VVTA bus stops at Victor Valley College (VVC) will not be served between 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., October 19, 2017, due to campus participation in the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill. During this time, passengers should use the temporary bus stop on Francesca Road west of Spring Valley Parkway, which will serve routes 42, 43, 50, 50X, 53, and 55. At 1:16 p.m., all VVC bus stops will return to regular service.
VVTA Route 1 will detour Saturday, October 14, 2017, due to the Main Street USA Car Show in Barstow. During this time, seven bus stops will not be served, which include the stops on Main Street between 1st Avenue and Barstow Road, 1st Avenue, Hutchinson Street, or 2nd Street.
Beginning October 1, 2017, the new Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 28 and Route 29 will operate as VVTA County Routes, featuring route deviation and flag down bus stop service within the unincorporated county area. County Route Fare is required for passengers boarding within the unincorporated county area.
VVTA will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victor Valley College (VVC) Transfer Point, the Victorville Transfer Point, and the Barstow Library Transfer Point. The realignment takes effect Sunday, October 1 and coincides with systemwide changes.
Beginning Tuesday, September 26, VVTA NTC Commuter routes will begin serving Cactus Corner Child Development Center and the new Weed Army Community Hospital at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin.
VVTA will adjust systemwide fares October 1, 2017, which will align Victor Valley and Barstow fare structures, simplifying passenger travel between both areas. The adjustment will reduce the fare on some services, whereas on other services it may rise. While other transit agencies produce fare increases every two years, VVTA strives for consistency and has not adjusted fares in 10 years. VVTA remains the best value for its level of service, featuring some of the lowest fares in Southern California.
Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no Victor Valley Transit Authority services available Monday, September 4, 2017. This includes VVTA transit, administration, customer service, operations, and routing and scheduling services.
Due to road construction, VVTA Route 22 will be on detour until Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Regular service to bus stops on Stoddard Wells Road, Dante Street, and Emerson Street will only be available by request. To schedule a pick up or drop off, call VVTA Routing & Scheduling at 760-948-4021 at least two hours in advance. Route 22 is scheduled to return to regular service Thursday, September 14.
Due to road construction, VVTA Route 22 will be on detour from Monday, August 21-30, 2017. Regular service to bus stops on Stoddard Wells Road, Dante Street, and Emerson Street will not be available. Service to these stops will be available by request only. To schedule a pick up or drop off, call VVTA Routing & Scheduling at 760-948-4021 at least two hours in advance. Route 22 is scheduled to return to regular service Thursday, August 31.
Effective immediately, the VVTA bus stop (30139) at Barstow Walmart has been permanently relocated approximately 500 feet north of its original location on Montara Road. The new bus stop is now north of the Armory Road intersection and will feature a temporary bus stop sign until new construction is completed. The bus stop relocation affects VVTA Route 1 and NTC Commuter Routes 101A, 102A, 106A, 101B, 104B and 105B passengers.
VVTA will modify the bus stop lineup order at Victor Valley College Upper Campus Transfer Point on Jacaranda Avenue. The realignment takes effect Sunday, August 13, 2017 and coincides with the launch of VVTA Route 42 on the same day. Heading northbound on Jacaranda Avenue, the stop lineup will be as follows: 42/45X, 45 Victorville, 55, 45 Hesperia, and 43/53.
Effectively immediately, the Barstow College bus stop will not be served due to construction. Alternatively, passengers may use the temporary Barstow Road stop located at the south driveway to the college. Pending completion of construction, regular service will be restored Wednesday, July 19, 2017. During the detour, passengers requiring transfers between VVTA Route 1 and Route 2 must transfer at the stops on Rimrock Road at Barstow Road.
VVTA Direct Access (ADA) certified riders are NOT REQUIRED TO PRESENT a VVTA-ISSUED PHOTO ID to ride Direct Access. Any government-issued photo ID is sufficient and must presented to the driver along with the VVTA Direct Access Card. However, a VVTA-issued Photo ID can be used alone and replace the need to show 2 different forms of identification to the driver (photo & ADA card). Additionally, VVTA Photo IDs can be used for identification purposes wherever you go. Complimentary VVTA Photo IDs can be obtained during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 – 4:30), at VVTA Hesperia (17150 Smoke Tree Street) At VVTA Barstow (1612 State Street) you can have a photo taken and a VVTA Photo ID will be mailed. Regular Direct Access fares apply if you chose to schedule a ride to VVTA offices.
VVTA will continue accepting Victor Valley College Summer 2017 Associated Student Body (ASB) and VVC Photo ID cards as bus passes on all VVTA Fixed and County Route buses through September 1, 2017. The VVTA Student ID does not and will not replace the VVC / Ram Pass ID cards. The VVTA Student Photo ID is a discount fare identification card available to verified students throughout VVTA’s service area. The VVTA Student Photo ID does not replace the VVC ASB and Photo ID pass cards, which is exclusive to VVC students.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday Tuesday, July 4, 2017, regularly scheduled VVTA services will not be available. VVTA offices will be closed. Regular VVTA services will resume Wednesday, July 5.
VVTA will provide free Independence Day bus service in support of the 20th Annual Barstow Fireworks Spectacular at the Robert A. Sessions Sportspark. The special service will run on a limited schedule Tuesday, July 4, 2017. No other VVTA services will be provided.