VVTA-issued discount ID cards must be upgraded to new photo ID by July 1, 2017

Passengers using VVTA-issued Veteran, Senior, Disabled, Medicare, Student, and Direct Access discount ID cards will require replacement by the newly-designed VVTA Photo ID Cards, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. The old VVTA ID cards will become obsolete at that time.

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Passenger photo IDs required for discount fare beginning July 1, 2017

VVTA will require valid photo identification for all passengers requesting discount fare, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. VVTA passenger ID cards that do not feature photo identification will become obsolete at that time. Valid government- or school-issued photo IDs will continue to be accepted for discount fare. Excludes VVC Ram Pass.

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Passenger photo IDs required beginning July 1, 2017

Victor Valley Transit Authority will require new photo identification cards for all passengers using discount passes, including Veteran, Senior, Disabled, Medicare, Student, and Direct Access, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. Current passenger ID cards will become obsolete at that time. Current discount pass holders may begin replacing their existing IDs on Monday, April 3, 2017. There is no replacement charge for upgrading to a new photo ID card. Passengers may begin the replacement process online at VVTA.org/pass or via email at Info@VVTA.org.

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VVTA will operate modified holiday schedule

Due to the holidays, VVTA will not operate any services on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1. VVTA will operate its regular Saturday service schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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VVTA services not available on Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 24, 2016

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, VVTA services will not be available Thursday, November 24, 2016. This includes Barstow and Victor Valley transit services and administration offices, customer service, and routing and scheduling. VVTA transit services and routing and scheduling will be available Friday, November 25, but the administration offices will be closed, reopening Monday, November 28.

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VVTA to participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday, October 20

VVTA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday, October 20, 2016. A one-minute service disruption will be experienced system wide at 10:20 a.m. Victor Valley College bus stops will not be serviced between 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Apple Valley bus routes to detour Saturday, October 1 due to Happy Trails Parade

Due to the Happy Trails Parade in Apple Valley, VVTA Routes 23, 40, 41, 43 and 47 will detour from Outer Highway 18 between Central Avenue and Pawnee Road from 6 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016. During this time, four bus stops will not be serviced.
 
These bus stops include: the stop at Apple Valley Post Office (Stop No. 20000), serving Routes 23, 40, 41, 43 and 47; the stop on Central Road at Shawnee Road (Stop No. 20088), serving Routes 23 and 43; the stop on Outer Highway 18 North at Navajo Road (Stop No. 20129), serving Routes 41 and 47; the stop on Powhatan Road at Navajo Road (Stop No. 20153), serving Routes 40, 41 and 47.

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Route 23 & 43 southbound stop on Central Road at Bear Valley Road returns to service

VVTA Bus Stop 20076 located on the west side of Central Road north of Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley returns to full service of southbound VVTA Route 23 and 43.

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VVTA services not available Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016

Due to the Labor Day national holiday, there will be no Victor Valley Transit Authority services available Monday, September 5, 2016. VVTA Barstow and Victor Valley transit, administration, and operations services will not be available. VVTA Customer Service and Routing and Scheduling services will also be closed.

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Route 23 & 43 southbound stop on Central Road at Bear Valley Road temporarily closed

Due to construction on the west side of Central Road north of Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, the bus stop used by southbound VVTA Route 23 and 43 will not be serviced until further notice. Alternatively, passengers may use the southbound bus stop on Central Road south of Sioux Road.

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VVTA 43, 45, 53, 55 delayed due to traffic accident Bear Valley Road at Ridgecrest Road

Victor Valley Transit Authority Routes 43, 45, 53, 55, are delayed due to a traffic accident on westbound Bear Valley Road before Ridgecrest Road. Traffic is heavy in both directions. The estimated time to clear the accident and return to schedule is several hours. 

VVTA services closed for Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 30, 2016

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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Victor Valley College Bus Stop Order to be Realigned Monday, April 18

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To improve on-time system performance, Victor Valley Transit Authority will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victor Valley College Upper Campus Transfer Point on Jacaranda Avenue. The realignment will take effect the morning of Monday, April 18. Heading southbound on Jacaranda Avenue, the stop lineup will be as follows: 55, 45 Victorville, 45X, 45 Hesperia, and 43/53.

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VVC Ram Pass & Excelsior High School Student ID Cards

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.

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Victor Valley College Bus Stops Temporarily Relocate on Monday to Francesca Road

Victor Valley College Bus Stops Temporarily Relocate on Monday to Francesca Road

All Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) routes serving Victor Valley College (VVC) will detour from start of service to noon Monday, November 30, due to a scheduled law enforcement active shooter training exercise. VVC Upper and Lower Campus bus stops will be inaccessible. Buses will use a temporary bus stop located on the south side of Francesca Road near Spring Valley Parkway. 

VVTA Route 43 Apple Valley Will Detour Until December 2015

Due to road construction in Apple Valley, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 43 buses will detour on the Jess Ranch loop from October 19, to December 21, 2015. 

Victor Valley College Routes Temporarily Detour Thursday Due to Earthquake Drill

Due to the Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill taking place at Victor Valley College, all Victor Valley Transit Authority buses will not stop at campus stops on Thursday, October 15, 2015, between 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During this time, all buses will use the temporary stop located on the north side of Francesca Road between Tamarisk Road and Spring Valley Lake Parkway.

Apple Valley Routes to Detour Saturday, October 17 due to Happy Trails Parade

Due to the Happy Trails Parade, all Victor Valley Transit Authority buses operating in Apple Valley will not service the Apple Valley Post Office on Saturday, October 17, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. VVTA Routes 23, 40, 41, 43, and 47 will transfer at the Rite Aid on North Outer Hwy 18 at Navajo Road.

VVTA RAM Pass Fare Validation for Victor Valley College Fall Semester Begins Next Week

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.

VVTA & BAT Services Not Available July 4 in Observance of Independence Day Holiday

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.

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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