For better accessibility and passenger convenience, the Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 32 bus stop on the west side of Civic Drive, across from Victorville City Hall, will be relocated further south to the southwest corner of Civic Drive and Seneca Road, beginning Monday, October 12, 2015. This bus stop should be accessible to all passengers.
NTC Commuter morning buses at National Training Center/Fort Irwin will only stop at the first bus stop on Mates and South Depot Road tomorrow due to traffic restrictions associated with the 916th Support Brigade’s run. The evening return trip from Fort Irwin will operate as normal.
Due to the Victorville Fall Festival at Victorville City Hall on October 3, 2015, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 32 will detour its route around Victorville City Hall on Civic Drive.
Due to low ridership and extreme cost of service, Barstow Area Transit / Victor Valley Transit Authority will discontinue Route 6 Fort Irwin Flyer (shopper bus service). The final day of service will be Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Due to construction on Interstate 15 at the Cajon Pass, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 15 B-V Link passengers should expect service delays until construction completion, which is expected in the summer of 2016, according to CalTrans.
Hesperia, CA (August 14, 2015) – Victor Valley Transit Authority will launch the region’s first express route, providing non-stop bus service between Victor Valley College and the Victorville Transfer Hub at Costco. The service begins Monday and will feature three morning runs to VVC and three afternoon runs to Costco. The 45X Express Route will reduce passenger crowding and improve on-time performance for the popular 45 and 55 routes.
VVTA Route 45X: Beginning August 17th, 2015, Victor Valley Transit Authority will begin the new 45X Express Route 45X, which will run Monday through Thursday non-stop from Lorene Drive and 7th Street (COSTCO) to Victor Valley College (VVC) in the mornings, and non-stop from VVC to Lorene Drive and 7th Street (COSTCO) in the afternoon. The morning and afternoon runs feature three runs each. Both runs provide one-way service only.
In preparation for the Victor Valley College fall semester, Victor Valley Transit Authority RAM Pass fare validation begins Monday, July 27, 2015. Validated students who were registered for summer semester may continue the RAM Pass to August 25, 2015, when the fall semester begins and a new pass will be required.
The transportation program enables currently registered and validated students to ride the VVTA fixed route and county route system for free, using their valid VVC student identification or VVC Associated Student Body card as fare. Use of transit passes by individuals other than the person to which it was originally issued is considered fare evasion. Passes will be confiscated and the person possessing the pass subject to fines and prosecution.
The VVTA RAM Pass transit program was developed in partnership with Victor Valley College (VVC), delivering High Desert students access to education by reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and improving student parking.
Due to the major brush fire on the Interstate 15 north of Highway 138 below the Cajon Pass, all Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 15 B-V Link services are canceled. Passengers aboard Route 15 northbound and southbound 3:00 p.m. runs on Interstate 15 through Cajon Pass are safe and being transported via bus and supervisor vans to the Victorville Transit Hub at Lorene Drive and 7th Street. VVTA Route 20 is evacuating from Wrightwood to the Victor Valley Mall, where it will stand down along with Route 21. VVTA fleet resources remain on standby for emergency service evacuations.
In observance of Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015, there will no services available by Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit, including transit and customer service. VVTA Administration Office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, but transit service will continue as normal. Fireworks are never allowed on buses.
For VVTA Route 15 B-V Link passenger convenience, new bus stops have been installed northbound and southbound on Dale Evans Parkway at Johnson Road. These bus stops are for Route 15 only and should be accessible to all passengers. NOTE: Route 15 is an Inter-City Route. The fare will continue to be $6.00 to this location.
EFFECTIVE: APRIL 20-UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Due to reasons beyond VVTA’s control and road construction on Bear Valley Road between Dunia and Amethyst, VVTA Bus Routes 21, 52, and 54 will be detoured.
EFFECTIVE: March 25, 2015: Barstow will host a public meeting to discuss the merger of Barstow Area Transit (BAT) and Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) at Barstow City Council Chambers, 220 East Mountain View Street Barstow, CA 92311. The public is encouraged to attend the committee workshop.
EFFECTIVE: February 25, 2015: Barstow will host a public meeting to discuss the merger of Barstow Area Transit (BAT) and Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Barstow City Council Chambers, 220 East Mountain View Street Barstow, CA 92311. The public is encouraged to attend the committee workshop.
EFFECTIVE: Immediately: Until further notice, due to NTC road construction, the bus routes will be temporarily modified to the following: from Inner Loop, the bus will turn right on Barstow Road, a right on 5th Street, and continue regular route. The following busw stops will be temporarily moved: Inner Loop Road past Langford Lake Road will move to Barstow Road at Langford Lake Road and the bus stop at Inner Loop Road at 4th Street will move to Barstow Road at 3rd Street.
EFFECTIVE: Immediately (distributed February 13, 2015): First of all, it should be noted that it is against the law to block the bus aisles. However, for passenger convenience, VVTA is allowing unfolded shopping carts (personal, fold-able carts with two wheels) aboard the bus. Unfolded shopping carts are to be maintained and controlled by the passenger at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!
EFFECTIVE: Monday, February 2-18, 2015: Due to United States Army Fort Irwin National Training Center road construction, the bus routes will be temporarily modified to the following: from Inner Loop, the bus will turn right on Barstow Road, a right on 5th Street, and continue regular route. The following busw stops will be temporarily moved: Inner Loop Road past Langford Lake Road will move to Barstow Road at Langford Lake Road and the bus stop at Inner Loop Road at 4th Street will move to Barstow Road at 3rd Street.
EFFECTIVE: Monday, February 9, 2015: Effective Monday, February 9, 2015, for passenger convenience, VVTA Route 41 will be re-routed to serve North Outer Highway 18 between Tao and Mondamon. VVTA Route 41 will continue straight on North Outer Highway 18 across Tao and make a left into the cutout at Mondamon and a right onto Highway 18, and continue regular route. Four new bus stops and a bus shelter will be inserted along the new routing on North Outer Highway 18 between Tao and Mondamon.
EFFECTIVE: January 2015:
SANBAG is conducting a public outreach program to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed regional transit goals and objectives for the new SRTP, as well as to help identify unmet regional transit needs. Please visit the SANBAG website or attend one of the public meetings to review and provide your input.
The meetings are in San Bernardino on Monday, January 26, in Joshua Tree on
Tuesday, January 27, and in Ontario on Wednesday January 28, and Apple Valley on Thursday, January 29.
EFFECTIVE: December 24 & 31, 2014:
Effective December 24th & 31st, to ensure passengers can still transfer to VVTA Fixed Route Buses in the evening, the 8:45 a.m. VVTA B-V Link, from Lorene & 7th Street, will run at 7:45 a.m. and remain running an hour earlier all day. This bus will end at Lorene and 7th Street at 6:45 p.m. and will not continue on to Barstow, as there will be no connecting buses in Barstow. Effective December 24 and 31, the 5:00 p.m. B-V Link bus, from Lorene & 7th Street, will run at 4:00 p.m. to ensure passengers can still transfer to VVTA Fixed Route buses. This bus will end at Lorene & 7th Street, at 6:45 p.m., and will not continue on to Barstow as there will be no connecting buses in Barstow.