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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Hesperia Days Parade detours Route 44, 45, 46, 48 along Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 17

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., VVTA Routes 44, 45, 46, and 48 will be on detour along Main Street between C Avenue and Peach Avenue because of the Hesperia Days Parade. The following stops will not be serviced during this time:

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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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VVTA Bus Routes resume regular service Thursday following early Palmdale Road construction completion

VVTA Routes 15, 31, 32, 45, and 45X will return to their regular routes and schedules on Thursday, June 23, following a detour caused by the Caltrans Slurry Seal Project on Palmdale Road, which completed early. Bus stops that were missed because of this detour will also return to regular service.

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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 Bus Routes on Detour During Palmdale Road Construction

Victor Valley Transit Authority Routes 31, 32, 45, and 45X will be on detour from Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24 due to Caltrans Slurry Seal Project road closures on Palmdale Road from El Evado Road to Green Tree Boulevard. Bus stops within this area will be missed. Delays are expected and may affect other routes within the transit system.

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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

VVTA Victorville Transfer Point

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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Victorville Transfer Point Bus Stop Order to be Realigned Monday, April 18

VVTA Victorville Transfer Point

To improve on-time system performance, Victor Valley Transit Authority will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victorville Transfer Point on Lorene Drive and 7th Street at Costco. The realignment will take effect the morning of Monday, April 18. Heading eastbound on Lorene Drive, the stop lineup will be as follows: 52, 31, 55, 45X, 45, 41, 32, 51, 22, and 15 B-V Link.

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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. 

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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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