Local College Student ID Cards accepted as free fare on local VVTA routes

Effective immediately, VVTA will accept valid Barstow Community College (BCC) and Victor Valley College (VVC) Photo ID and Associated Student Body (ASB) cards as free fare on all VVTA Fixed Route and County Route buses as well as Route 15 buses between Barstow and Victorville.

The valid BCC Student ID cards may have the purple-colored “FALL 2018” decal, but this decal is not required. The valid VVC Student ID cards are the 2018 designs but must have a white-colored “SPRING 2019” decal to be valid.

Mall of Victor Valley bus stop temporarily not available Tuesday, February 19

VVTA Stop 50116 at the Mall of Victor Valley, which serves routes 21W, 52, 53, 54, 68, will not be available due to construction from the start of service to 7 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019. During this brief service disruption, an alternative bus stop will be temporarily available at the Chevron Car Wash on Mall Boulevard near Bear Valley Road.

Law enforcement seeks info on VVTA bus driver assault suspect

Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect involved in an unprovoked attack on a Victor Valley Transit bus driver. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, 6’0”, 250 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.

On December 21, 2018, the suspect got on a Victor Valley Transit Bus at Phelan Road and Buttemere Road in Phelan. He did not put the correct fare in the machine and the bus driver asked him to pay the necessary amount. The suspect became loud, vulgar and threatening to the bus driver. The driver refused to drive away and called in for a supervisor to respond to the location. The suspect got into the driver’s face, continued yelling and pushed the driver out the open door and onto the ground outside. The suspect stepped outside and punched the driver in the face 6 to 8 times while the driver was still on the ground. The driver suffered serious injuries to his face and head from the assault. At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a gray and red Chicago Bulls beanie, black and gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black tennis shoes with white soles. The suspect claimed to be homeless in the area. He is possibly left handed due to all punches were from his left fist.

ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SUSPECT PLEASE CONTACT:

  • Detective Jeffrey Collins (760) 995-8781 / DR #071804188
  • To report anonymously: WeTip.com or 800-78-CRIME

VVC Upper Campus stop temporarily relocates December 7 through 31

Due to construction at Victor Valley College (VVC) Upper Campus, the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Bus Stop 50011, serving routes 43 and 54, will be inaccessible Monday, December 17 to Monday, December 31, 2018. During this time, routes 43, 50 Victorville, 53 and 55 will use the nearby stop 50112 (Route 55) and stop 50113 (Route 50 Victorville), double parking if necessary.

Whichever two routes arrive first will use the curb stop. The other two will double park as necessary. Passengers who have questions or require assistance should ask the bus operator.

Route 1 Barstow detours due to street fair Friday, December 7

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 1 Barstow will detour due to the Christmas On Route 66 & Downtown Holiday Street Fair from 3 p.m. to end of service on Friday, December 7.

During this time, bus stops within the vicinity of Main Street between 2nd Avenue and Barstow Road will not be served, including:

  • Stop 30056 on southbound South 2nd Avenue at Williams Street;
  • Stop 30057 on northbound South 2nd Avenue at Williams Street;
  • Stop 30053 on northbound North 2nd Avenue at Cozy Avenue;
  • Stop 30054 on southbound North 2nd Avenue at Cozy Avenue;
  • Stop 30050 on southbound North 1st Avenue at White Street;
  • Stop 30051 on northbound North 1st Avenue at White Street;
  • Stop 30114 on westbound Hutchinson Street at 1st Avenue;
  • Stop 30115 on eastbound Hutchinson Street at 1st Avenue;
  • Stop 30091 on westbound East Main Street at 6th Avenue; and
  • Stop 30092 on eastbound East Main Street at 6th Avenue.

Route 24 detours due to road Hesperia construction Tuesday, December 4

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 24 will detour due to road construction in Hesperia on Tuesday, December 4. During this time, the following bus stops will not be served:

  • Stop 40227 on southbound Mariposa Road at Main Street;
  • Stop 40230 on southbound Mariposa Road at Main Street;
  • Stop 40255 on westbound Avenal Street at Box Mandela Road;
  • Stop 40256 on eastbound Avenal Street at Box Mandela Road;
  • Stop 40225 on westbound Live Oak Street at Topaz Avenue;
  • Stop 40156 on eastbound Live Oak Lane at Topaz Avenue;
  • Stop 40154 on westbound Live Oak Lane at Tamarisk Avenue;
  • Stop 40155 on eastbound Live Oak Lane at Tamarisk Avenue;
  • Stop 40219 on westbound Willow Street at Shangri La Avenue;
  • Stop 40216 on eastbound Willow Street at Maple Avenue;
  • Stop 40223 on westbound Willow Street at 11th Street;
  • Stop 40233 on eastbound Willow Street at 11th Street;
  • Stop 4022 on westbound Willow Street at 9th Street;
  • Stop 40234 on southbound 9th Avenue at Willow Street;
  • Stop 40221 on northbound 9th Avenue at Pine Avenue; and
  • Stop 40235 on southbound 9th Avenue at Pine Avenue.

Route 32 detours due to Victorville Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 32 will detour from Civic Drive from 1 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 until the end of service due to the Victorville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

During this time, three bus stops will not be serviced, including: stop 50142 on northbound Civic Drive at Sage Avenue; stop 50143 on southbound Civic Drive at Seneca Road; and stop 50294 on westbound Seneca Road at Civic Drive.

Route 43 Bear Valley Road stop closes until December 28

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 43 Bus Stop 20063 in Apple Valley on westbound Bear Valley Road west of Kiowa Road will not be serviced during construction, beginning Tuesday, November 27. Alternatively, passengers may use VVTA Stop 20061 on westbound Bear Valley Road west of Iroquois Road in front of Burger King. Completion of construction is expected Friday, December 28, when regular service to the stop should resume.

Route 24 detours Monday due to road improvements

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 24 in Hesperia will detour due to road improvements on Monday, November 26. Four bus stops will be missed on Willow Street near Cottonwood Avenue and Oakwood Avenue, including stops 40238, 40278, 40218 and 40215.