VVTA fares align system wide October 1

VVTA Fares Effective October 1, 2017

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Hesperia, Calif. (September 26, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will adjust systemwide fares effective October 1, 2017. The alignment standardizes fares between Victor Valley and Barstow service areas, simplifying passenger travel for both regions. The adjustment will reduce the fare on some services, increase on others, and some will not change.

New Barstow Routes 28 & 29 will operate as County Routes beginning Sunday, October 1

Beginning October 1, 2017, the new Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 28 and Route 29 will operate as VVTA County Routes, featuring route deviation and flag down bus stop service within the unincorporated county area. County Route Fare is required for passengers boarding within the unincorporated county area.

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Bus stop order at major transfer points realign Sunday, October 1

VVTA will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victor Valley College (VVC) Transfer Point, the Victorville Transfer Point, and the Barstow Library Transfer Point. The realignment takes effect Sunday, October 1 and coincides with systemwide changes.

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NTC Commuter routes begin serving new Fort Irwin hospital, child development center Tuesday, September 26

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, VVTA NTC Commuter routes will begin serving Cactus Corner Child Development Center and the new Weed Army Community Hospital at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – September 18, 2017

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street Hesperia, CA 92345. The VVTA Board Meeting Packet and Agenda is available for download via the links in PDF format.

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Major Route Service Changes Become Effective October 1, 2017

As a result of the VVTA Comprehensive Operational Analysis, VVTA is making systemwide improvements effective October 1, 2017, which are summarized as follows:

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Fare Adjustments Become Effective October 1, 2017



VVTA will adjust systemwide fares October 1, 2017, which will align Victor Valley and Barstow fare structures, simplifying passenger travel between both areas. The adjustment will reduce the fare on some services, whereas on other services it may rise. While other transit agencies produce fare increases every two years, VVTA strives for consistency and has not adjusted fares in 10 years. VVTA remains the best value for its level of service, featuring some of the lowest fares in Southern California.

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Routes detour for Hesperia Days Parade on Saturday, Sept. 16

Due to the Hesperia Days Parade on Saturday, September 16, 2017, VVTA Routes 24, 44, 45, 46, and 48 will be on detour from Main Street between C Avenue and I Avenue from the start of service to noon.

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VVTA hires new Senior Operations Manager

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (September 7, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) announces the hiring of Simon Herrera as Senior Operations Manager. In the newly created position, Herrera will oversee the IT, marketing, operations, planning, and procurement departments.

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – September 6, 2017

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA TAC Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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Request For Qualifications (RFQ) 2017-14: Barstow Maintenance and Operations Facility

Request for Letters of Interest and Notice of Availability of a Request for Qualifications for a Design-Build Contract for the Barstow Bus Maintenance & Operations Facility for a 30-bus fleet consisting of a mix of 40’ transit buses and 25’ cutaway buses and Future Transfer Centers. Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) hereby solicits Letters of Interest from contractor teams (Teams) interested in completing the design and constructing of the Barstow Maintenance and Operations Facility and future Transfer Centers located in Victorville, CA, and Hesperia, CA, on a fixed price/fixed term basis. The Project is being procured in accordance with a two-part, best-value Design-Build procurement process authorized under CA P.C.C. Division 2, Part 3, Chapter 4 [22160-22169] and 49 U.S.C. § 5325(d)(2). This Project includes the design and construction of a new Facility in Barstow, CA. The Facility is anticipated to be approximately 8500 square feet with three maintenance bays, parts, tools, and tire storage, and 2,400 square feet of office space for operations. The Facility will be of a metal structure with an appealing façade and internal walls for necessary office and maintenance space. The facility will be located on approximately 5.5 acres that surround the current Barstow LCNG fuel station located at 100 N. Sandstone Court, Barstow, CA. 92311. VVTA is in the process of sourcing and purchasing property for two new future Transfer Centers in Victorville, and Hesperia, CA. The Scope of these projects will be based on the final square footage of the properties to determine the best fit for the new centers. Once the properties are identified and the procurement of the property begins, VVTA will release an RFP to the short list of Teams approved through the evaluation process of the RFQ. This Project is being funded by Federal Transit Authority (FTA) funds. Contractor teams are advised to carefully review all contract requirements and to keep complete and accurate records of all spending in the event of contract award. The successful Team and any of its subcontractors shall be responsible for complying with the applicable provisions of FTA grant funding which are incorporated herein by reference and all federal and state laws applicable to federally funded projects. The Project’s cost is estimated at approximately $6,8000,000 and will include the obligation to provide a five-year warranty for certain elements of the completed work.

Download RFQ-2017-14 Invitation PDF  Download RFQ-2017-14 Addendum 2 PDF

VVTA services not available Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4

Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no Victor Valley Transit Authority services available Monday, September 4, 2017. This includes VVTA transit, administration, customer service, operations, and routing and scheduling services.

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Route 22 detours near Stoddard Wells Road until September 13

Due to road construction, VVTA Route 22 will be on detour until Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Regular service to bus stops on Stoddard Wells Road, Dante Street, and Emerson Street will only be available by request. To schedule a pick up or drop off, call VVTA Routing & Scheduling at 760-948-4021 at least two hours in advance. Route 22 is scheduled to return to regular service Thursday, September 14.

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Route 22 near detours near Stoddard Wells Road beginning Monday, August 21

Due to road construction, VVTA Route 22 will be on detour from Monday, August 21-30, 2017. Regular service to bus stops on Stoddard Wells Road, Dante Street, and Emerson Street will not be available. Service to these stops will be available by request only. To schedule a pick up or drop off, call VVTA Routing & Scheduling at 760-948-4021 at least two hours in advance. Route 22 is scheduled to return to regular service Thursday, August 31.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – August 21, 2017

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m., at Barstow City Council Chambers, 220 East Mountain View Street, Barstow, CA 92311. The VVTA Board Meeting Packet and Agenda is available for download via the links in PDF format.

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New VVTA Route 42 begins service Sunday with free rides

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (August 11, 2017) – The new Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 42 begins daily bus service between north Apple Valley and Victorville on Sunday, August 13. To introduce the new hourly service and encourage new ridership, the public may ride the route for free through Sunday, August 20.

Barstow Walmart bus stop permanently relocates

Effective immediately, the VVTA bus stop (30139) at Barstow Walmart has been permanently relocated approximately 500 feet north of its original location on Montara Road. The new bus stop is now north of the Armory Road intersection and will feature a temporary bus stop sign until new construction is completed. The bus stop relocation affects VVTA Route 1 and NTC Commuter Routes 101A, 102A, 106A, 101B, 104B and 105B passengers.

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Victor Valley College bus stop order realigns Sunday, August 13

VVTA will modify the bus stop lineup order at Victor Valley College Upper Campus Transfer Point on Jacaranda Avenue. The realignment takes effect Sunday, August 13, 2017 and coincides with the launch of VVTA Route 42 on the same day. Heading northbound on Jacaranda Avenue, the stop lineup will be as follows: 42/45X, 45 Victorville, 55, 45 Hesperia, and 43/53.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – August 2, 2017

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA TAC Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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Invitation For Bid (IFB) 2017-11: Cradle Point WiFi Devices for New ITS System

  • PUBLISHED DATE: July 25, 2017
  • PURPOSE: Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is seeking bids from responsible and responsive Vendors who can provide Cradle Point WIFI Devices needed to operate VVTA’s newly awarded Intelligent Transportation System (ITS.) The award of the bid will be to the Bidder whose overall price for the products and services requested is the lowest. The period of performance for this installation and maintenance of the system shall be for three (3) years with two (2) optional 1-year extensions.
  • BID DUE DATE / REQUIREMENTS: Sealed bids must be received by 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and the bid amounts will be read aloud to all who are present.
  • PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING & QUESTIONS: There will not be a pre-bid meeting/job walk for this solicitation, however, the last day for questions is on Friday, August 11, 2017, by 5:00 PM. Bidders are requested to submit written questions to the Procurement Manager, identified above, in writing. Responses shall be shared with all prospective bidders by written addenda only.

Download RFP-2017-11 PDF  RFP-2017-11 Addendum PDF RFP-2017-11 Addendum 2 PDF

Addendum 1

  • August 25, 2017: The Bid Opening/Due date has been extended to Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 3:00 PM, Pacific Time. Addendum No. 2 – which includes the answers to all questions that were asked prior to the deadline for questions on Friday, August 11, 2017, will be published no later than Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Addendum 2

  • September 18, 2017: During this morning’s Board meeting, the VVTA Board of Directors approved the cancellation of VVTA IFB 2017-11. This addendum is to communicate the cancellation of this solicitation.

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