VVTA Hiring Event Comes to Barstow

The Victor Valley Transit Authority and National Express will be holding a hiring even from 10am – 3pmt on February 18 and 25, 2020 at the Historic Harvey House in Barstow, CA. Located at 685 N. 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311.

We will be looking to fill positions for both our Barstow and Hesperia locations for Transit Drivers, Utility Workers and Maintenance techs I, II, III

TRANSIT DRIVERS:

  • California Driver’s License (3 years) 
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class B license with Passenger & Airbrake Endorsement (Preferred NOT REQUIRED)
  • Must have a high degree of attention and considerable skill in the control of vehicles
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Be able to pass a DOT Physical, background check, and pre-employment drug screening
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Must show great judgment and problem solving skills 

MAINTENANCE TECHS I, II, III

  • Range of one to five years Med/Hvy truck Fleet mechanic repair experience 
  • Technical and fleet knowledge of major vehicle systems and diesel equipment is required 
  • Possess the recommended minimum hand tools for a Diesel Technician 
  • Ability to use good judgment and decision making skills 
  • Must pass DOT pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check 
  • ASE Certification desirable but not required for company vehicles in assigned location 

UTILITY WORKERS

  • Interest in the automotive industry
  • Knowledge of requirements related to safe working practices and conditions and maintenance of a safe work environment
  • Basic knowledge of information technology and software programs to enter data and retrieve work orders
  • Valid appropriate licenses and/or certification required to operate company vehicles in assigned location

Free training program for drivers and mechanics.

If you are unable to attend, please apply online to careers.nellc.com or contact Melanie Thompson at 760-995-3560 for more information.

Right Place, Right Time: VVTA Board Honors Driver

This week, the Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors honored VVTA Driver Cynthia Jones for her attention to detail, compassion and quick thinking to help reunite a missing 13-year old back to his family in Big Bear, CA.

Left to Right: Joy Jeanette (Vice-Chair), Gloria Garcia, Todd Noble, Cynthia Jones, Larry Bird, Curt Emick (Chair) and Robert Lovingood.

“It was definitely God’s timing”, stated Cynthia. “I was on layover during my route and I was reading a news report about a missing boy on my phone, when I heard a knock on my bus door, and there he was.  He was trying to find a way to get to Victorville, where he had family, so I invited him aboard and after speaking to him for a few minutes to confirm it was actually him, I notified dispatch and the authorities were alerted.” Cynthia Jones has been a part of VVTA for the last 2.5 years and was recently promoted to Dispatch. “I was at the right place, at the right time”.

Board Chair Curt Emick stated, “What a way to showcase the kind of employee’s we have. I am so proud of Cynthia for reaching out to help this 13-year-old boy. Job well done!”.  Joining Chair Curt Emick (Apple Valley) are Vice-Chair Joy Jeanette (Adelanto), Robert Lovingood (San Bernardino 1st District), Larry Bird (Hesperia),  Dawn Rowe (San Bernardino 3rd District), Gloria Garcia (Victorville) and Todd Noble (Barstow).

VVTA is proud of Cynthia Jones and all of the staff that go the extra mile to make a difference, not only for their passengers, but for the community as a whole.

New VVTA Board Chair & Vice Chair Announced

This week the Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors nominated and unanimously approved Curt Emick as Chair, and Joy Jeanette as Vice Chair for the 2020 Board. We are very excited what these already great leaders will bring to VVTA this year!

Joining Chair Curt Emick (Apple Valley) and Vice-Chair Joy Jeanette (Adelanto), the 2020 Board of Directors is rounded out by Robert Lovingood (San Bernardino 1st District), Larry Bird (Hesperia),  Dawn Rowe (San Bernardino 3rd District), Gloria Garcia (Victorville) and Todd Noble (Barstow).

Touch & Go: The TouchPass Mobile App and Smart Card is Here

VVTA Launches TouchPass Mobile Fare Payment App for VVTA Bus Riders

Hesperia, CA (January 2, 2020) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) today launched its TouchPass electronic fare collection (EFC) system, enabling passengers to purchase fare products online and ride VVTA buses using a smart card or mobile app. The new hassle-free payment options streamline the passenger boarding process and to help maintain on-time performance.
 
Technology is central to the mission of VVTA, and with The TouchPass Card or Mobile App available on the App Store (iOS) and on Google Play (Android), passengers with the TouchPass Card or the Touch Pass Mobile App simply tap their card or show their smartphone to the TouchPass reader by the fare box to ride the bus. 
 
Developed by Delerrok, VVTA began piloting the system with a soft launch in early September 2019 to great success. Since then, VVTA migrated many of its popular paper bus passes to TouchPass smart cards. Now, to begin 2020 looking towards the future, TouchPass is now available to all passengers.
 
“Boarding the bus is now as easy as flashing a pass or mobile phone app at the TouchPass reader located near the farebox when boarding,” said VVTA Deputy Director Nancie Goff. “Gone are the days of fumbling around for exact change on a crowded bus with a line of anxious passengers behind you. The TouchPass system makes boarding stress free. The ability to prepay for fare makes budgeting simple.”
 
“ VVTA is driven to provide the latest technology that will enhance our passenger’s experience,” said VVTA Executive Director Kevin Kane. “With the recent addition of onboard WiFi, electronic fare payment is VVTA’s natural next step into the future.”
 
The TouchPass account-based electronic fare collection system stores account information on secure servers rather than on the cards themselves, as was the with case older systems of this type. This allows passengers to buy fare products anywhere, including ticket windows, online, and on the mobile app. Once purchased, fare can be used instantly. 

Passengers gets can pick up a TouchPass Smart Card at our Hesperia office at 17150 Smoke Tree St in Hesperia.

More information available at vvta.org/mobile/

December 26 Detour Alerts


PLEASE NOTE:
Due to snow in our High Desert the following Routes are affected:
Route 15 (San Bernardino) – No Service due to heavy snow in Cajon Pass
Route 21w – Only Servicing Baldy Mesa and back to the Mall
Route 21P -Only Servicing Baldy Mesa and back to the Mall
Route 25 – not servicing Escondido, Ranchero Rd and Mariposa.

We apologize for any inconvenience.