VVTA Announces 2023 Board of Directors

Victor Valley Transit this week announced their 2023 board members and a new board chair who will each help support the VVTA’s work to improve and expand public transportation services in their coverage area.

The 2023 Victor Valley Transit Board of Directors

Liz Becerra, Chair, City of Victorville

James Nobel, Vice-Chair, City of Barstow

Larry Bird, Director, City of City of Hesperia

Paul Cook, Director, County of San Bernardino

Dawn Rowe, Director, County of San Bernardino

Joy Jeannette, Director, City of Adelanto

Curt Emick, Director, Town of Apple Valley

Route Detour for MLK Peace March

In honor of the MLK Peace March on Monday, January 16th, Route 56 will be on Detour between 9:00am to 1:00pm.

During this time, Route 56 will be utilizing the following Stops for passengers:

  • Stop #50294 Roy Rogers Dr & Civic Dr 
  • Stop #50090 Amargosa Rd & Hook Blvd 
  • Plus a temporary Stop on Amargosa and Seneca Rd 

During this time, the following Stops will not be served during this detour:

  • Stop #50391 Civic Dr & Roy Rogers Dr
  • Stop #50143 Civic Dr & Seneca Rd
  • Stop #50223 Kentwood Blvd & Ramona Ave 

Please adjust your travel plans accordingly.

All Rides Free February 4 for Transit Equity Day

VVTA is excited to announce all rides will be FREE in honor of Transit Equity Day on Saturday, February 4th!

Transit Equity Day is celebrated worldwide on February 4th to mark the birthday of Rosa Parks, who would have turned 110 this year. It was Parks, a Black seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, who famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in December 1955. Her simple act of protest launched a local bus boycott as well as global recognition of social inequalities. As a result of her actions, transit systems and communities worldwide became more equitable.

Try transit for free on February 4th!

Route 15 Traffic Alert for NYE

Due to lane closures from 12 noon today until 6am Sunday on the northbound and southbound 15 freeway between Oak Hills Road and Bear Valley Road, Passengers on Route 15 will experience significant delays due to heavy traffic and detours.

No Stops will be missed, but riders are encouraged to adjust their travel times.

Please call 760-948-3030 for more information.

Bus Wishes Competition!

Share your Best “Bus Wishes” this Holiday Season with Victor Valley Transit!

Our 2022 Christmas Bus, “Santa’s Reindeer Stable” is traveling around the High Desert and we are looking for passengers and friends to snap a selfie and share on this page using the hashtag #buswishes22 to be in the running for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A or two 31-Day Bus Passes!

Competition runs December 1 through December 31, 2022. Winners will be chosen at random on January 6, 2023. To qualify, please follow one of VVTA’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Tag VVTA in your photo and use the hashtag #buswishes22.

Employees of Victor Valley Transit, Keolis North America and their families are ineligible of winning.

The 2022 Christmas Bus is Here!

Beginning December 1st, Victor Valley Transit will have their Fixed Route and an ADA paratransit holiday themed buses, “Santa’s Reindeer Stable” running in the Victor Valley and Barstow all month long!

Operating through December 31st, these Holiday Buses will rotate through the system and passengers that board one of these Christmas-themed buses will ride fare-free!!

Help Stuff a Victor Valley Transit Bus this Weekend!

Help Stuff a Victor Valley Transit Bus this Weekend!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of any three High Desert area Walmart locations in Hesperia (Main St), Apple Valley (Hwy 18) and Victorville (Amargosa Rd) on December 3rd or 4th from 8am – 5pm and make Christmas morning a little brighter for a child who would not otherwise have something to open!

The first 250 children 10 and under who drop off a new, unwrapped toy and any of our three area Walmarts this weekend will get a present themselves for giving to others.There will be 250 coloring/activity books at each location and are on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. One per child only who drop off a present.

This event is a partnership between the Victor Valley Rescue Mission and Victor Valley Transit.

VVTA Holiday Hours Announced

Old fashion Christmas store message, A retro chalkboard with a snowman hanging on weathered wood background with text Holiday Hours

The Holidays are right around the corner, so please make note of our Holiday Service Hours for this year.

Thanksgiving 2022

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24: No Bus Service, Admin Offices Closed

Friday, November 25: Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes

Christmas 2022

Friday, December 23: 

Regular Bus Service, Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes

Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24: 

Bus Service: Regular Saturday Schedule (7am-8pm)

Administration offices closed

Christmas: Sunday, December 25

No Bus Service, Administration Offices Closed

Monday, December 26: 

Regular Bus Service, Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes

New Year 2022/2023

Friday, December 30: Regular Bus Service, Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes

New Year’s Eve: Saturday, December 31

Bus Service: Regular Saturday Schedule (7am-8pm) • Administration offices closed

New Year’s Day: 

Sunday, January 1, 2023: No Bus Service, Administration Offices Closed

Monday, January 2, 2023: Regular Bus Service, Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes

Veterans Day Detours

Routes 55 and 56 will be on Detour Friday, November 11, 2022 from the start of service until 12 Noon, to make room for the City of Victorville Veteran’s Day Celebration and Parade.

The following Stops will be missed:
Stop #50060: 7th St & Center St

Stop #50064: 7th St & Forrest Ave

Stop #50071: 7th St & Mojave Dr

Stop #50074: 7th St & Union St

The Great ShakeOut is Thursday

On 10-20 at 10:20 AM, Victor Valley Transit will join over 6 million other Californians in the 2022 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. The Great California ShakeOut happens every year to remind us that the best way to stay safe in an earthquake zone is by being prepared.

Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; perhaps you did nothing, ran outside, or stood in a doorway, and you survived with no injuries. Or perhaps you got under your desk, and others thought you overreacted. 

Yet you may never have experienced the kind of strong shaking that is possible in much larger earthquakes: sudden and intense back and forth motions of several feet per second will cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, and every unsecured object around you could topple, fall, or become airborne, potentially causing serious injury.

Taking the proper actions, such as “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. Everyone, everywhere, should learn and practice what to do during an earthquake, whether at home, work, school, or traveling.

In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

DROP where you are onto your hands and knees.This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and handIf a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelterIf no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until shaking stops. Under shelter: hold on to your shelter with one hand; be ready to move with it if it shifts. No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

Victor Valley Transit is committed to the safety of all our riders, operators, and staff. Sign up today and get more information at www.shakeout.org.