Barstow Area Transit Discount Senior Fare Now Available to Seniors 60 and Over

Effective immediately, the Victor Valley Transit Authority senior discount fare, available to seniors age 60 and over with valid identification, is now available on Barstow Area Transit routes.

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45X Express Begins Round Trip Service on Morning & Afternoon Runs

Effective immediately, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 45X Express now provides non-stop service in both directions during its scheduled morning and afternoon runs Monday through Thursday. As part of a demonstration period to improve on-time performance and provide for passenger convenience, the added service remains in effect until further notice.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – April 6, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 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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Route 45X Adds Later Morning & Afternoon Runs Beginning April 4

To improve on-time performance, Victor Valley Transit Authority will add one additional run to the Route 45X Express morning and afternoon schedules, beginning Monday, April 4, 2016. 

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Route 15 B-V Link Route & Schedule Barstow Segment to Change April 4

To improve on-time performance, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 15 B-V Link will no longer provide service to the Barstow Senior Center stop and the Main Street and 6th Street stop in Barstow. The stops will remain accessible through a transfer at the Barstow Library bus stop to Route 1 and 2. Through a transfer at the Barstow Library stop, passengers may access the Main Street and 6th Street stop using Route 1 and the Barstow Senior Center stop using Route 2.

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VVTA Comprehensive Operational Analysis Passenger Interviews March 21-24

As part of its Comprehensive Operational Analysis, VVTA is conducting in-person interviews with passengers from Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24. Interviews will take place between noon and 3 p.m. at the dates and locations listed below. This effort will help plan transit services to better serve the High Desert community. Each interview takes just a few minutes to complete. All information is confidential.

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VVTA Begins Testing Electric-Powered Transit Bus

Hesperia, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – Victor Valley Transit Authority begins testing its first electric-powered transit bus Friday. Using a demonstration bus provided by Complete Coach Works, the effort is part of the agency’s quest to meet proposed California Air Resource Board standards for zero-emissions transit fleets. The 10-day period will enable the agency to test and demonstrate the technology on 16 of its 34 routes, which provide connections from San Bernardino, through Barstow, and to Fort Irwin for its commuter service.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – March 21, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 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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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – March 2, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 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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REVISED: NTC Commuter Fares & Fare Media Changes Effective March 1

Beginning March 1st, 2016, Victor Valley Transit Authority’s NTC Commuter will change Fares and Fare Media. However, March passes can be purchased beginning February 17, 2016.

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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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NTC Commuter Bus Pass Sales

Sales for the March 2016 NTC Commuter passes will not be available for purchase until Wednesday, February 17, 2016. In so much as the Congress has approved an increase in the Mass Transit Benefit Plan (MTBP) to $255 per month for 2016, the VVTA Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and will subsequently vote whether or not to reinstate the NTC monthly Military Pass at a flat rate of $255.

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Mall Bus Stops Temporarily Relocate Wednesday Law Enforcement Training

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is temporarily moving the Mall of Victor Valley bus stop to the Chevron Gas Station and Car Wash bus stop from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, due to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and mall security exercise in the parking lot.  VVTA Routes 21, 44, 52, 53, and 54 will utilize the temporary stop located on west side of Mall Blvd. north of Bear Valley Road in front of the Chevron Gas Station. Passengers should allow extra time to make the connection and adhere to pedestrian guidelines. 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – February 16, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoketree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA Board Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – February 3, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 3:00 p.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoketree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA TAC Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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WORKSHOP: Public Transit-Human Services Transportation on February 9

You are invited to participate in the Victor Valley and Barstow area Workshops for the 2016 Update to the Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for San Bernardino County. The Coordinated Plan addresses mobility gaps for persons with disabilities, older adults and persons of low-income. Members of the general public, human services agencies, and public agencies are encouraged to attend.

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PUBLIC HEARING: VVTA NTC Commuter Proposed Fare Change on Tuesday, February 16

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 during its regularly-scheduled board meeting at 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The public hearing is regarding the reinstatement of the NTC Commuter fare for active military and Department of Defense (DOD) workers who receive transportation funding through the Mass Transit Benefit Plan (MTBP). As congress has set the transit fares, including the MTBP, at the same level as parking expenses, beginning January 1, 2016, the MTBP funding will increase to $255 per month. As a result, VVTA proposes reinstating the military pass fare at the $255 per month level with the monthly passes being purchased through VVTA vending machines to be placed strategically at Fort Irwin.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – January 19, 2016

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m., at 220 E. Mountain View Street, Barstow, California 92311. The VVTA Board Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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VVTA Board of Directors Meeting Held at Barstow City Hall on Tuesday, January 19

The Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors Meeting will be held at Barstow City Hall Council Chambers on 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 19. The address is 220 East Mountain View Street, Ste. A, Barstow, California 92311.

VVTA / Barstow Are Transit Public Hearing: Fare Structure Modification

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Victor Valley Transit Authority / Barstow Area Transit will hold a public hearing to accept testimony in consideration of plans to eliminate the Barstow City Dial-A-Ride day pass and monthly pass and to adopt a fare structure as indicated in Attachment A. The meeting will be held at Barstow City Hall Council Chambers located at 220 E. Mountain View Street, Barstow, CA 92311 on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

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