Route 40 bus stop on Central Road at Ramona Road closed due to construction

Effective immediately, the VVTA Route 40 southbound bus stop on Central Road south of Ramona Road in Apple Valley is closed due to construction. VVTA Bus Stop 20087 on the east side of Central Road will be out of service until further notice. Alternatively, passengers may use the southbound stop (20078) on Central Road at Klickitat Avenue or the stop (20099) on Esaws Avenue at Central Road.

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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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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – September 7, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 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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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 & SANBAG Public Hearing at on September 19, 2016

Are you having trouble getting from here to there? San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) wants to know about it. How state funds for transit get spent is up to you. 

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BLUE CUT FIRE: VVTA Route 15 B-V Link, 20, 21 return to regular service

August 23, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

Route 20 and Route 20 return to full service following Blue Cut Fire

Effective immediately, VVTA Route 20 and Route 21 return to regular service, following service disruptions caused by the Blue Cut Fire last week. Transit services that were disrupted by the wildfire have been restored. 


August 20, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

VVTA transports Blue Cut Fire evacuees to Red Cross evacuation centers

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Today, VVTA buses are transporting evacuees through the Cajon Pass for the first time since the Blue Cut Fire displaced them from their homes Tuesday. The experience through the charred landscape is “surreal,” and “the generosity of people has been comforting in very difficult time when many of us are at a complete loss.” The round trips throughout the day from the American Red Cross evacuation center in Fontana to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds is connecting evacuees with vital support services that will help put their lives back on track.

 


August 19, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

Route 21 service to Phelan restored; Route 20 begins limited service in Phelan Saturday; deviation service in Phelan to be limited

Effective immediately, VVTA Route 21 service to Phelan is restored and will operate its regular Monday through Saturday route and schedule. Route 21 Sunday service to Wrightwood remains suspended until further notice due to the Blue Cut Fire. Sunday deviation service will be limited to road closures and active wildfire conditions. 

VVTA Route 20 service in Phelan begins operation Saturday. Route 20 service to Wrightwood remains suspended. Deviation service will limited be limited to road closures and active wildfire conditions. 

Highway 138 from Interstate 15 to Los Angeles County Line remains closed. Beekley Road from Phelan Road to Highway 138 remains closed. Highway 2 from Highway 138 to Los Angeles County Line remains closed.


August 18, 2016, 14:47 p.m.

Route 15 service restored; Route 20 service remains suspended; Route 21 service remains limited

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino will be restored to its regular schedule beginning 7 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 to San Bernardino. 

VVTA Route 15 B-V Link service to San Bernardino Valley stops was suspended Tuesday due to the closure of Interstate 15 caused by the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass. Northbound and southbound I-15 traffic through the Cajon Pass has since been restored with limited service. According to the California Highway Patrol Inland Division, intermittent lane closures are expected while repairs are made. Therefore, passengers may experience delays during this time. Service between Victorville and Barstow was not affected. 

Route 21 service to bus stops between Hesperia Super Target and Mall of Victor Valley via Amargosa Road remains operational. Route 21 service to bus stops outside of this area, including service to Phelan, remains suspended until further notice. 

Route 20 service remains suspended until further notice due to ongoing road closures caused by active firefighting efforts in Phelan and Wrightwood. 

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency service agencies. Since the fire began, VVTA staff and transit vehicles have assisted in evacuating residents and pets from mandatory evacuation areas besieged by the fire.

Route 15 B-V Link provides service between San Bernardino, Victorville and Barstow six days a week. Weekday service between Victorville and San Bernardino begins at 7 a.m. and runs every two hours. The last trip from the San Bernardino Transit Center departs at 6:18 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Victorville Transfer Point on Lorene Drive and 7th Street at 7:40 p.m. and continues to the Barstow Library stop for a scheduled 9 p.m. arrival. 

Route 15 B-V Link averages approximately 250 weekday passengers. Route 15 B-V Link Saturday service began July 2016.


August 17, 2016, 11:27 a.m.

VVTA Route 23 between Lucerne Valley and Apple Valley is subject to delays caused by #BlueCutFire traffic congestion on Highway 247.


August 17, 2016, 11:07 a.m.

VVTA Route 21 service to bus stops between Hesperia Super Target and Mall of Victor Valley via Amargosa Road has been restored. Bus stops outside of this area are not being serviced due to the #BlueCutFire. 


August 17, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 20, Route 21, and Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino are currently nonoperational due to the Blue Cut Fire and subsequent road closures. Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and Barstow remains operational.

Other routes within the transit system are currently on time. Though, delays are possible due to road closures and subsequent traffic congestion.

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency services.

According to California Highway Patrol, the following major roads remain closed: Interstate 15 between Ranchero Road and Interstate 215; Highway 138 between the Los Angeles County Line and Highway 173; and State Route 2 between Los Angeles County Line and Highway 138.


August 16, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 20 service in Wrightwood, Route 20 and Route 21 service in Phelan, and Route 15 B-V Link service between Victorville and San Bernardino is suspended until further notice due to the Blue Cut Fire at Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass.

However, today, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, VVTA Route 15 passengers stranded in San Bernardino and Fontana will picked up at scheduled stops at scheduled times by Omnitrans buses and brought to San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC). To ensure no passengers are left behind, Route 15 service from San Bernardino to Victorville will depart from SBTC at its regularly scheduled 6:18 p.m. departure time and will continue to its scheduled stops at Arrowhead Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and Fontana Metrolink. From the Fontana Metrolink the bus will travel the safest alternate route possible to the Victorville Transfer Point at Seventh Street and Lorene Drive near Costco. The arrival time at the Victorville Transfer Point is unknown. 

VVTA Route 21 will only service stops between Hesperia Super Target and the Mall of Victor Valley.

VVTA personnel and assets remain on standby in support of emergency services.

According to California Highway Patrol, Interstate 15 between Oak Hills Road and Interstate 215, Lone Pine Canyon Road, and Cleghorn Road is closed. Highway 138 between Highway 2 and Summit Valley Road is closed. 

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an American Red Cross emergency shelter has been established for evacuees at the Jessie Turner Community Center, 15556 Summit Avenue, Fontana. According to Hesperia Unified School District, an emergency shelter has been established at Sultana High School, 17311 Sultana Street, Hesperia.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – August 15, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA Board Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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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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Reuse of Route 15 fare media to board a second Route 15 segment is fare evasion

VVTA Route 15 B-V Link fare media may be used as fare on VVTA Victor Valley and Barstow Fixed Route and County Route buses within six hours of purchase at no additional charge. Attempts to reuse Route 15 fare media to board or receive a discount on a second Route 15 segment is fraud/fare evasion, which is subject to confiscation, prosecution, and fines.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – August 3, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 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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VVTA Route 32, Direct Access detour Tuesday, August 2 in Victorville

Due to a special event in Victorville and subsequent road closure on Civic Drive between Ramona Avenue and Seneca Road, VVTA Route 32 will be on detour Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Additionally, VVTA Direct Access will not service this area. 

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VVTA 44, 48 delays possible due to Main Street construction in Hesperia

Beginning Monday, July 18, 2016, there will be rolling construction on eastbound and westbound Main Street between I Avenue and Cataba Road, lasting approximately three to six months. As a result, VVTA Routes 44 and 48 may experience delays. During this time, buses should have access to all bus stops.

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County Court System to offer Needles Residents services August 1

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Hesperia, Calif. (July 14, 2016) – Beginning August 1, 2016, the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, Barstow District, will begin hearing Small Claims, Traffic, and Landlord Tenant matters from the Needles jurisdiction. The court is scheduling hearing dates for Needles residents to coincide with Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 200 Needles Link, which provides Friday bus service between Needles, Barstow, and Victorville.

The collaborative effort between San Bernardino Superior Court, VVTA, and San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is part of an ongoing effort to restore services that were reduced due to the state budgetary constraints of recent years.

“It’s great to begin rebuilding the region and connecting residents to essential services,” said Lovingood. “Through launching this service last month, we learned the value of these connections. The route opens up new options for medical, dental, social, and retail services. For veterans, elderly, and children on Medi-Cal, there are no dental services available in Needles. School teachers have shared with us how this bus service bridges that gap between Needles and these readily available services in Barstow.”

“For residents with limited transportation, the route offers independence,” said VVTA Board Chair Barb Stanton. “Needles Link delivers access to opportunities that do not yet exist in that region of California. For a reasonable fare, residents can now access major grocery stores, shopping centers, and medical services in Barstow and the Victor Valley.”

VVTA Route 200 provides round-trip service that begins in Needles with curb pickup for Needles residents who have made advanced reservations. The bus departs the G Street stop near the Needles Chamber of Commerce at 6:15 a.m. It arrives at the Barstow Library near the Barstow Court House at 9:30 a.m., the stop across from the Victorville Court House at 10:15 a.m. and the Victorville Transfer Point at 10:30 a.m., where connecting service to San Bernardino is available via VVTA Route 15 B-V Link for an additional fare. The return trip departs the Victorville Transfer Point at 2:30 p.m., the Victorville Court House at 2:45 p.m., the Barstow Library a 4 p.m., and arrives at G Street in Needles at 7:15 p.m.

Last week, Needles Link provided round-trip service for 12 passengers. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and may be scheduled from two weeks in advance to the day prior to service before 5 p.m. Needles residents may reserve curb-to-curb pick up and drop off service within city limits.

Regular one-way fare is $12. Discount fare is available to veterans, those 60-years of age or older, and those with disabilities. Up to three children age five and under may ride free per adult fare. The $6 discount fare requires identification. Needles Link fare media may be used as fare on VVTA and Barstow Fixed Route and County Route buses on the same day of purchase at no additional charge. Carry-ons are limited to two packages and must remain in passenger lap or under seat.

All Needles Small Claims and Landlord Tenant case cases filed prior to August 1, 2016 will remain assigned to the Joshua Tree Courthouse. For more information, contact the Court Executive Office at 909-708-8746.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – July 18, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016, 9:30 a.m., at Barstow City Hall, Council Chambers, 220 East Mountain View Street, Barstow, CA 92311. The VVTA Board Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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Route 53 returns to regular Bear Valley Road route

VVTA Route 53 will return to regular route on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, following the completion of Bear Valley Road construction that began in April. The three stops that were missed west of Balsam Avenue, east of Cottonwood Avenue, and west of Cottonwood Avenue at Starbucks will return to regular service.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – July 5, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 2016, 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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VVTA Route 15 B-V Link Saturday service begins July 2, 2016

VVTA Route 15 B-V Link will begin new Saturday service on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The service will add four Saturday runs to its Victorville to San Bernardino segment and four to its Victorville to Barstow segments.

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No Regular Barstow Bus Service Monday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, 2016, there will be no regular public Barstow Area Transit bus service in Barstow. Special free bus service provided by Transdev will run a limited schedule.

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No VVTA Bus Service Monday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday

In observance of the Independence Day holiday Monday, July 4, 2016, there will be no VVTA bus service available in the Victor Valley. These include VVTA Fixed Route, County Route, NTC Commuter, B-V Link, and Direct Access. Regular services will resume Tuesday, July 5. VVTA offices in Hesperia will be closed Monday, July 4. The office will reopen Tuesday, July 5.

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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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