EFFECTIVE MAY 30, 2016: Due to the Memorial Day national holiday, there will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority services in Victor Valley and Barstow, including Fixed Route, NTC Commuter, B-V Link, County, or Direct Access buses on Monday, May 30, 2016. VVTA Customer Service and Routing and Scheduling services will also be closed.
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It has come to the attention of the VVTA that Excelsior Students are trying to utilize their School ID’s as a Fare Card. These ID’s are to be used as ID purposes only to qualify for the student fare. The only school ID valid for fare payment is the Victor Valley College RAM Pass, and only if it is current. This is Fare Evasion and is punishable by law – per CA Penal Code §640.
Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is temporarily moving the Mall of Victor Valley bus stop to the Chevron Gas Station and Car Wash bus stop from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, due to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and mall security exercise in the parking lot. VVTA Routes 21, 44, 52, 53, and 54 will utilize the temporary stop located on west side of Mall Blvd. north of Bear Valley Road in front of the Chevron Gas Station. Passengers should allow extra time to make the connection and adhere to pedestrian guidelines.
For better accessibility and passenger convenience, the Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 20 and 21 bus stop located on the north side of Phelan Road at Union Bank in Phelan will be relocated back to the south side of Phelan Road in front of the McDonald’s restaurant. This bus stop should be accessible to all passengers. No other bus stops will be affected by this change.
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.
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.
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: 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: 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
EFFECTIVE MAY 26, 2014: There will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority Fixed Route Buses, NTC Commutter Buses, B-V Link Lifeline Buses, County Buses, or Direct Access Paratransit Buses. Also, there will be no Customer Service or Routing and Scheduling available on this national holiday.