System Alert: Reduced Service Adjustments
The Victor Valley Transit Authority partners with the City of Barstow to provide the “Firecracker Express”, a free, one day special route to and from Barstow’s 25th Annual Fireworks Spectacular.

The sky above Barstow will light up this Fourth of July. Victor Valley Transit will provide public transportation to the 25th Annual Fireworks Spectacular at the Robert A. Sessions Memorial Sportspark. The annual event will begin at 5:00 pm on the Fourth of July, and roads will be closed in and around the event. Due to the extremely limited parking, the City of Barstow has partnered with Victor Valley Transit to bring residents the “Firecracker Express” bus service, providing FREE transportation to and from this annual event. 

The Barstow Fireworks Spectacular will feature Live music from Carol-Lyn’s All Stars, bounce houses, inflatable waterslides and other children’s activities for the whole family. You are welcome to bring additional seating and your picnic basket (No BBQs, outside alcohol or glass allowed in the Sportspark). The fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be simulcast in the Sportspark and on KDUC 94.3 and 102.5 FM.

Festive Colorful fireworks on black background. Vector illustration

Victor Valley Transit will be providing limited fixed-route bus service on the Fourth of July for Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 28, and 29. All routes will end at the Robert A Sessions Memorial Sportspark. Riders who need to use Routes 28 and 29 must call 760-244-4000 no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 3, 2022, to request a ride. Routes 1, 2, and 6 will begin service starting at 5:00 pm from Barstow City Hall, while Route 3 will begin service at Hampton Inn on Lenwood Blvd, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Event attendees will have the option to be picked up from the following four temporary bus routes: Dana Park (Route 501) at 850 Barstow Rd, Pitcher Park (Route 502) at 1610 Rimrock Rd, Barstow Jr. High (Route 503) at 1000 Armory Rd, and Barstow College (Route 504) located at 2700 Barstow Rd. Buses will begin transportation at 5:00 pm and continue every 15 minutes, with the last bus leaving each designated location at 7:00 pm.

Direct Access passengers wishing to attend the event may reserve FREE rides to the Sportspark by calling 760-244-4000 no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Buses will be on hand to take passengers back to their pickup locations at 9:30 pm, after the Fireworks Spectacular. Victor Valley Transit has set up a dedicated webpage with complete detailed information on this specialty service. Those needing the service are encouraged to visit www.vvta.org/firecracker22. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be up close to the sights and sounds by riding the Firecracker Express bus service.

There will be no other bus service on Monday, July 4, 2022. These buses will only be running to and from the 25th Annual Barstow Fireworks Spectacular.