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PUBLIC MEETING: Discuss Merger of Barstow Area Transit & VVTA on Februrary 25

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.

ALERT 06: Fort Irwin NTC Commuter Bus Temporary Detour Until Further Notice

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.

ALERT 05: Unfolded Shopping Carts On Fixed Route, County Route & Direct Access Buses

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!

ALERT 04: Fort Irwin Temporary NTC Commuter Bus Detour February 2-18

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.

ALERT 03: VVTA Route 41 Adjustment Effective Monday, February 9

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.

SANBAG Short-Range Transit Plan Fiscal Year 2015-2019

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.

ALERT 38: VVTA Route 15 B-V Link Holiday Bus Schedule Chart December 24 & 31, 2014

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.

ALERT 37: VVTA NTC Commuter Service to Fort Irwin Holiday Bus Schedule Update

EFFECTIVE: December 24 & 31, 2014: Effective December 24th & 31st, 2014, the NTC Commuter Route Service will run its regular schedule through the United States Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin for passenger convenience.

ALERT 36: VVTA Holiday Customer Service & Bus Schedule Changes

EFFECTIVE: December 24, 25, 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015: CHRISTMAS EVE: Begins 7:00 PM. Ends 8:00 PM. CHRISTMAS DAY: NO BUS SERVICE. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Begins 7:00 AM. Ends 8:00 PM. NEW YEAR’S DAY: NO BUS SERVICE Victor Valley Transit Authority’s Administration Office will be closed December 24th, 25th & 31st, 2014 and January 1st, 2015. Also, the VVTA Routing and Scheduling Department and Customer Service will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

BAT ALERT 05: Barstow Area Transit All Services Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day

EFFECTIVE: December 24, 25, 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015: CHRISTMAS EVE: Begins 7:00 PM. Ends 8:00 PM. CHRISTMAS DAY: NO BUS SERVICE. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Begins 7:00 AM. Ends 8:00 PM. NEW YEAR’S DAY: NO BUS SERVICE Victor Valley Transit Authority’s Administration Office will be closed December 24th, 25th & 31st, 2014 and January 1st, 2015. Also, the VVTA Routing and Scheduling Department and Customer Service will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

ALERT 35: VVTA Route 45 Detour Due To Railroad Construction Saturday & Sunday, December 6-7

EFFECTIVE: Saturday & Sunday, December 6-7, 2014: Effective Saturday & Sunday, December 6th & 7th, due to construction on the railroad tracks on I Avenue, VVTA Route 45 will detour all day. No bus stops will be missed. Buses will detour as follows: From Hesperia Post Office: northbound on I Ave., Route 45 will make a right on Live Oak, left on Timberlane, left on Willow, right on I Ave., and continue regular route. From Victor Valley College: southbound on I Ave., Route 45 will make a left on Willow, right on Timberlane, right on Live Oak, left on I Ave., and continue regular route. *No bus stops will be missed due to this detour.

ALERT 34: VVTA Routes 22, 41, 51 & 55 Christmas Parade Detours for Saturday, December 6, 2014

EFFECTIVE: Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 7:00 a.m. : VVTA Routes 22, 41, 51 & 55 Christmas Parade Detours for Saturday, December 6, 2014 Effective this Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 7:00 a.m., VVTA Routes 22, 41, 51, and 55 will detour due to the 2014 Victorville Christmas Parade. ROUTE 22 Route 22 bus stops that will not be serviced: all bus stops northbound on 7th St. from La Paz to Forrest, all bus stops southbound on 7th St. from Forrest to Lorene. OUTBOUND Right on Valley Center Left then right on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Left on 4th St. Cross over D St. into Transit Center Right on D St. Continue regular route INBOUND Right on D St. (from Transit Cntr.) Left onto Interstate 15 South Exit Roy Rogers Dr. & Turn Right Right on 7th St. Right on Lorene Dr. ROUTE 41 Route 41 bus stops that will not be serviced: on B St. at 7th St., all bus stops northbound on 7th St. from La Paz to Forrest, and all bus stops southbound on 7th St. from Forrest to Lorene. OUTBOUND Right on Valley Center Dr. Left then right on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Left on 7th St. Continue regular route INBOUND Right on D St. (from Transit Cntr.) Left on Interstate 15 South Exit Roy Rogers Dr. & Turn Right Right on 7th St Right on Lorene Dr. ROUTE 51 Route 51 bus stops that will not be serviced: on Mojave at La Paz, on Del Rey at Mojave, on Del Rey at Vallejo. OUTBOUND Regular routing until Mojave Left on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Continue on regular route INBOUND Regular routing until Forrest Ave. Left on La Paz Dr. Right on Mojave Continue on regular route ROUTE 55 Route 55 bus stops that will not be serviced: on La Paz between 7th St. and Seneca. OUTBOUND From east on La Paz Dr. Right on 7th St. Left on Lorene Dr. Right on La Paz Dr. Left on Hughes Dr. Left on Rodeo Dr. Right on Seneca Rd. Continue on regular route INBOUND From north on Rodeo Dr. Left on Lorene Dr. Continue across 7th St. to hub

ALERT 33: Route 44 & 55 Temporary Route Adjustment Effective Monday, December 8-12, 2014

EFFECTIVE: December 8-12, 2014: Effective Monday, December 8th through Friday, December 12, 2014, for passenger convenience and for better on time performance, Route 45 & 55 will temporarily be re-routed and not covering the VVC Lower Campus. Passengers needing to board Routes 45 or 55 must board at the VVC Upper Campus bus stop. Passengers needing the Lower Campus may transfer onto the Route 43 or 53 and continue to the Lower Campus bus stops. INBOUND ROUTING WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: From eastbound on Bear Valley Road, Routes 45 & 55 will make a left on Tamarisk, right on Francesca, and continue across Spring Valley Parkway to the Jacaranda bus stop. OUTBOUND ROUTING WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: From northbound on Jacaranda, Routes 45 & 55 will make a left on Lindero, right on West Campus, right on Jacaranda, right on Francesca, a left on Tamarisk, all routes except Hesperia Route 45, will make a right on Bear VAlley (Hesperia Route 45 will cross Bear Valley) and continue on regular route. A temporary bus stop will be placed on Tamarisk at Bear Valley, west of the current bus stop. BUS STOPS TEMPORARILY NOT SERVICED BY ROUTES 45 & 55: On Mojave Fish Hatchery Road at the Fish Hatchery, on Mojave Fish Hatchery Road at the Gym, and on Bear Valley Road at Tamarisk.

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.

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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