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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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 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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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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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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 2014-12: VVTA Services Closed For Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 26, 2014

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.

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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