BAT ALERT 04: Barstow Area Transit All Services Closed Thanksgiving, November 27

EFFECTIVE: November 27, 2014: There will be no service for all Barstow Area Transit Fixed Route Buses, City Dial-A-Ride Buses, or County Dial-A-Ride Buses. Also, there will be no Customer Service or Routing & Scheduling available on this holiday. Additionally, Barstow Area Transit Administration office will be closed Friday, November 28, 2014.

ALERT 32: VVTA All Services Closed Thanksgiving, November 27

EFFECTIVE: November 27, 2014: There will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority Fixed Route Buses, Adelanto Buses, County Buses, Inter-City Buses, NTC Commuter Buses, or Paratransit Buses. Also, there will be no Customer Service or Routing & Scheduling available on this holiday. Also, Victor Valley Transit Authority’s Administration office will be closed on Friday, November 28th, 2014.

ALERT 31: VVTA Route 22 & 41 Detour & Bus Stop Closures

EFFECTIVE: November 11, 2014: Due to the Veteran’s Day Parade on 7th Street, Routes 22 and 41 will be on detour. NORTHBOUND: from 7th Street, both routes will be making a right on Mojave Drive, left on Hesperia Road to National Trails Highway at D Street, and then continue on regular route. SOUTHBOUND: from B Street, both routes will continue across 7th Street and then continue on regular route. Routes 22 & 41 will not be servicing the following bus stops: NORTHBOUND: on 7th Street at Mojave Drive, on 7th Street at Center Street, and 7th Street at Forrest Avenue. SOUTHBOUND: on 7th Street at Westside Street and on 7th Street at Union Street.

ALERT 30: VVTA To Participate In The Great California Shake Out Earthquake Drill

EFFECTIVE: October 16, 2014: On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM, VVTA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Dispatchers will make announcements to all vehicles in the field. All vehicles are to pull over at the nearest safe location and secure the vehicle for approximately 60 seconds. The driver will then instruct you and your fellow passengers to turn toward the aisles and put your arms over your head for protection. After the drill is over, the driver will continue with the trip. The Great California ShakeOut is a nation-wide earthquake drill organized to educate Californians about the importance of preparing for earthquakes. Visit ShakeOut.org for more information. VVTA is committed to customer safety. This drill is designed to help prepare for a natural disaster.

ALERT 29: VVTA NTC Commuter Riders Require Temporary Access Pass To Enter Fort Irwin

EFFECTIVE: October 2, 2014: We have been notified by the directorate of emergency services that there will be important changes for access of contractors to Fort Irwin effective Thursday, October 2, 2014. All civilian contractor employees will be required to have a temporary access pass to gain entry to Fort Irwin. Those individuals not having a pass in hand starting October 2, will be screened at the main gate through the National Instant Background Check System (NICS). Temporary access badges will be issued to contractors cleared through the NICS. If you are not cleared, you will not be granted access to Fort Irwin and will have to leave the bus. Your human resource office should already have given you information on the process with instructions on how to receive your pass. If not, please contact them immediately to insure you will have a pass by no later than October 2. This change applied only to contractor employees and not military, DA civilians or non-appropriated fund civilians. Please note that Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) buses will be offering return transportation to employees detained who do not have a bus pass on the outbound routes at a cost of $12.00 per person. Riders should expect delays beginning on Thursday next week. Please note that we do not have any information on the process for getting your temporary pass – you must contact your company administrative personnel.

ALERT 28: VVTA Route 32 One Day Detour Due To Spice of Life at Victorville City Hall

EFFECTIVE: October 4, 2014 – Due to the Spice of Life being held on Civic Dr., Route 32 will detour its route around Victorville City Hall:To Adelanto: from northbound on Kentwood Blvd., Route 32 will turn right on Civic Dr., left on Park Ave., right on W. Sage St., left on Civic Dr. and continue regular route.To Victorville: from southbound on Civic Dr., Route 32 will turn right on W. Sage, left on Park Ave., right on Civic Dr. and continue regular route.Temporary bus stops will be placed on W. Sage St. at Civic Dr. both directions.Bus Stops not accessible: On Civic Dr. in front of Victorville City Hall/Court House and southbound on Civic Dr. at W. Sage.If you have any questions you can call our routing and Scheduling Dept. at (760) 948-3030. If you have any questions, please call the VVTA Route & Schedule Department at 760-948-3030 or 760-948-3990 (Telephone Device For The Deaf).

ALERT 27: Victor Valley College Students Ride Free On VVTA Buses

EFFECTIVE: Immediately (September 15, 2014)  Effective immediately, any Victor Valley College student can ride all VVTA Regional, County, and Deviated routes for free by showing a valid (not expired) VVC ID or ASB card. VVTA’s Route 15, BV-Link, NTC Commuter, ADA Direct Access, and vanpools are excluded. The Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to fund the Victor Valley College Ram Pass pilot program, reinstating the free student bus pass until January 2015, when a sustainable VVC transportation fee is expected to take effect.

ALERT 26: VVTA Routes 44, 45, 46 & 48 Hesperia Days Detours Saturday, September 20

EFFECTIVE: September 20, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  ROUTES 44, 45, 46 AND 48 ONE DAY ONLY Effective Saturday, September 20th, 2014 From approximately 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Main Street will be closed from “E” Avenue to Peach for the Hesperia Days Parade. The following detours will be utilized: ROUTE 44: Mall to Hesp. Post Office Right on C from Main Left on Sultana Left on G Ave. Hesp. Post Office to Mall Left on Olive Right on C Ave. Left on Main Continue regular route ROUTE 45: VVC to Hesp. Post Office Continue on I Ave. from VVC Right on Lemon Left on E Ave. Right on Smoketree Left on C Ave. Left on Olive (use dirt shoulder prior to G Ave. for Post Office stop) Hesp. Post Office to VVC Right on G Ave. Right on Sultana Right on C Ave. Right on Smoketree Left on E Ave. Right on Lemon Left on I Ave. Continue regular route ROUTE 46: From eastbound on Olive Right on I Ave. Left on Sultana Right on Walnut Continue Walnut to Main Right on Main St. Continue regular route *Route 46 will NOT be Going to the VVTA Admin. Office during these hours. ROUTE 48: Target to Hesperia Post Office Right on C from Main Left on Olive (use dirt shoulder prior to G Ave. for Post Office stop) Hesp. Post Office to Target Right on G Ave Right on Sultana Right on C Avenue. Left on Main Continue regular route.

ALERT 25: Temporary One-Day Route 20 Detour For Phelan Phun Day Parade September 13

EFFECTIVE: September 13, 2014, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Due to the Phelan Phun Day Parade, VVTA Route 20 will be detouring. Buses will be detouring as follows:From northbound on Sheep Creek Road Route 20 will turn left into the Stater Bros. Parking Lot to access the Union Bank Bus Stop. Route 20 will then exit right on Sheep Creek Road, make a right on Nielson Road, right on Beekley Road, and a left on Phelan Rd. to continue back on regular route.The following bus stop will not be serviced: On Phelan Road at the Union Bank. You can access this bus in the Stater Bros. Parking Lot – southeast corner.

ALERT 24: Temporary One-Day Route 21 Detour For Phelan Phun Day Parade September 13

EFFECTIVE: September 13, 2014, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Due to the Phelan Phun Day Parad, VVTA Route 21 will be detouring. Buses will be detouring as follows: From westbound on Phelan Road, Route 21 will turn left on Johnson Road, right on Nielson Road, right on Shep Creek Road, left on Nielson Road, left on Johnson Road, right on Phelan Road to continue back on regular route. The following bus stops will not be serviced: On Phelan Road at the Union Bank, on Phelan Road in front of Galaxy Fitness, on Phelan Road at Sheep Creek Road (northeast corner), on Phelan Road at Sheep Creek (northwest corner). You can access this bus in the Starter Bros. parking lot (southeast corner).

ALERT 23: Victor Valley College Ram Pass Pilot Program Has Expired Awaiting ASB Action

EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2014  VVTA’s efforts to establish a permanent Victor Valley College RAM PASS program have stalled. As a result, ASB RAM PASS cards are no longer accepted as fare payment on VVTA buses. Regular VVTA Student fares will apply, until further notice. VVTA worked closely with students and partners to develop a sustainable program, which would provide all registered students a low cost and environmentally-conscious transportation option. A majority (67%) of students voting in the May 2014 special election supported the $6 per student transportation fee to be paid each semester.The transportation fee however has not yet been brought forward by ASB to the College Board of Trustee’s for adoption. As such, the pilot program is expiring and VVTA can no longer honor the RAM PASS without a current agreement. VVTA hopes a new agreement can be approved by the Board of Trustee’s to allow the program to resume.

ALERT 22: No VVTA Services Labor Day September 1

EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2014  There will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Fixed Route Buses 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55; County Deviated Buses 20, 21, 22, and 23; BV Link; NTC Commuter; nor Direct Access paratransit services.Also, there will be no service for the Barstow Fixed Route Buses 1, 2, and 3; nor the Barstow Dial-A-Ride Service. Furthermore, there will be no Customer Service or Routing and Scheduling available on this holiday.

ALERT 21: VVTA Route 15 B-V Link Delays Due To Interstate 15 Construction Through Cajon Pass

EFFECTIVE: July 31, 2014  Due to ongoing construction on Interstate 15 through Cajon Pass, please expect delays on every run from San Bernardino to the High Desert until further notice.

ALERT 20: VVTA Route 20 Tri-Community Dial-A-Ride Fare Clarification

EFFECTIVE: July 31, 2014 This is a reminder to all passengers that VVTA Route 20 utilizes the base county fare. For example, VVTA Adult Fare is $2.25, Student Fare (with current ID) is $2.00, and Senior, Disabled, Medicare, and Veteran Fare (all with current ID) is $1.00. Passengers can also utilize the County Day Passes and County 31-Day Passes as fare aboard Route 20. There is no deviation fare required. If you are paying one-way fare and transfer to Route 21, another fare will be required.

ALERT 19: VVTA Route 15 B-V Link Lifeline Service Fare Media Zones

EFFECTIVE: July 16, 2014 For better tractability, the fares on the B-V Link will now be zoned. From Barstow to Victorville will be one zone, and passengers will pay the VVTA Standard Fare of $6 fare or the VVTA Senior/Disabled/Veterans (with current ID) Fare of $3. The same will apply to those on the reverse commute back to Barstow from San Bernardino. There are NO round trip fares from Barstow to San Bernardino or from San Bernardino to Barstow.

ALERT 18: VVTA Route 20 Wrightwood Bus Stop Temporarily Moved On Fridays

EFFECTIVE: July 11, 2014 Due to the Wrightwood Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of the Wrightwood Community Center every Friday, Victor Valley Transit Authority will temporarily move the Wrightwood Community Center bus stop to the corner of Pine and Evergreen on Friday’s ONLY. Please allow yourself extra time to get your bus. There will be a temporary bus stop EVERY Friday. For your safety, please adhere to pedestrian guidelines when walking across the street to and from the bus.

ALERT 17: Route 32 Re-Alignment & Bus Stop Relocation Effective July 7

EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2014: For passenger and resident convenience, VVTA Route 32 will re-align its route to reflect the following: from southbound on Muskrat Route 32 will continue south to a right on Vintage, a left on Koala, and continue regular route. The southbound bus stop on Koala at Barcelona will be moved onto Vintage just west of Muskrat – northwest corner. This bus stop should be accessible to all passengers. The northbound bus stop on Koala at Barcelona will not be moved.

ALERT 16-14: NTC Commuter Route Temporary Detour At Fort Irwin National Training Center From July 7-20, 2014

EFFECTIVE JULY 7-20, 2014: Due to National Training Center (NTC) road construction, the VVTA NTC Commuter 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 bus 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.

ALERT 15-14: No Service Provided On Independence Day Holiday, Friday, July 4th

EFFECTIVE JULY 4, 2014: In observance of Independence Day, Friday, July 4th, 2014, there will be no bus service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority Regional Fixed Route Buses, County Buses, Inter-City Buses, NTC Commuter Buses, or Paratransit Buses. Also, there will be no Routing & Scheduling or Customer Service available on this holiday. VVTA does not allow fireworks to be transported on any buses.

ALERT 14-14: Route 22 Silver Lakes Re-Alignment Effective July 7, 2014

EFFECTIVE JULY 7*, 2014: To better serve the public, VVTA Route 22 will only travel around Silver Lakes twice a day. The route change is effective Monday, July 7, 2014. Monday-Friday —- 5:46 a.m. & 5:46 pm Saturday —- 7:46 a.m. & 5:46 pm Sunday —- 9:46 a.m. & 5:46 pm On other trips, pick-ups around the lake will be by request only at no additional charge. Persons needing pick up should call 760-244-4000 at least two hours prior to scheduled arrival of bus to Silver Lakes. For returns, simply ask the driver.

If you have any questions, please call VVTA Routing & Scheduling Department at (760) 948-3030 or first dial 711 for Telephone for the Deaf (TDD) service.

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