The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station will now have a team, comprised of one sergeant and four deputies, assigned to the Victor Valley Transit Division.
The team will work directly with the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) to enhance the safety of passengers and drivers. Passengers will see deputies riding the buses, as well as monitoring activity at bus stops and the Victor Valley Transportation Center.
“Victor Valley Transit and the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department joining forces is a powerful alliance dedicated to safeguarding passenger safety,” shared VVTA Board Chair Liz Becerra. “By pooling our expertise, we can effectively address security concerns, deter criminal activities, and swiftly respond to emergencies. This partnership fosters a sense of security and promotes the well-being of commuters, making public transportation a reliable and trusted mode of travel for all.”
Because quality of life and the safety of the community is a priority for both agencies, this partnership is something they are excited to implement. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department desires for each passenger on the Victor Valley Transit’s public transportation system to feel confident they can travel to their appointments and social activities safely.
“Cultivating a steadfast partnership between Victor Valley Transit and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, we embark on a shared mission to forge meaningful connections within our community,” shared VVTA CEO Nancie Goff. “With every interaction, we aim to educate and inform riders, while enhancing the overall safety and security of our public transportation system.”
Notice of Public Hearing for Federally Funded Program of Projects for Fiscal Year 2023/24
A Public Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held to solicit input and comments on the proposed use of Federal Funds. FTA Sections 5307,5310, 5311, 5339, 5339(b), 5339(c), CMAQ, and other federal, state and local funds will be considered by the Board of Directors as part of the FY 23 Draft Annual Operating and Capital Budget.
Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023
Place: VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree St., Hesperia
Please join us for SBCTA’s Mobility Needs Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 10:00am. You can attend live at the SBCTA Board Room on 1170 West 3rd Street in San Bernardino or have your voice heard from our teleconference location at VVTA on 17150 Smoke Tree Street in Hesperia.
We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out our annual Rider Survey. This is where you can tell us more about how you ride with VVTA, what you’d like to see improved, and make your voice heard! Survey is open throughSunday April 30th, 2023. After the survey is completed, a Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a $50 Amazon gift card, and two 31-Day bus passes will be given away!
After an extensive nationwide search, the Victor Valley Transit Board of Directors unanimously selected Nancie Goff as Victor Valley Transit Authority’s (VVTA’s) new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will assume her new role on April 1, 2023. Ms. Goff replaces long-time CEO, Kevin Kane, who is retiring after 24 years of providing valuable service to the agency.
Ms. Goff started as a Clerk Typist in 1994, rose through the ranks to Chief Operations Officer (COO), and will transition to her newly appointed role as CEO next month. “It’s a privilege to lead such an award-winning agency and to have the support of a Board of Directors that is so dedicated to the benefits of public transportation within our communities,” shared Ms. Goff.
Ms. Goff’s role within VVTA was integral to the merger with Barstow Transit in 2016. This achievementled to the expansion of services to the community, bus upgrades, technology, equipment, and passenger shelters for transit riders in Barstow, California.
Current CEO, Kevin Kane, will retire at the end of the month as Ms. Goff takes the reins of Victor Valley Transit. “We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Kevin Kane, who has been a strong leader for Victor Valley Transit over the last 24years”, stated Liz Becerra, VVTA Board Chair and City of Victorville Mayor Pro Tem. “We are extremely fortunate to be bringing Nancie Goff on board, who will no doubt continue Mr. Kane’s strong leadership and direction while forging a new legacy of her own.”
As the Executive Director of VVTA, Mr. Kane arranged the finance and construction of a large, Gold and Silver LEED-certified transit facility with administrative offices, operations offices, a maintenance facility, and covered parking for transit coaches. Under his leadership, VVTA created a consolidated transportation service agency (CTSAthat provided services to residents in Trona and Big River. These residents previously had no lifeline services to the court system and medical facilities in San Bernardino County. They created a volunteer driver program and a nationally recognized vehicle rental program. Mr. Kane led the way in transitioning his fleet and operations to zeroemissions and has twelve battery-electric buses providing transit services in the Victor Valley and Barstow communities.
Under Mr. Kane’s leadership, VVTA operates out of two facilities, the primary operations and maintenance facility in Hesperia and a second in Barstow, California. The agency has always been environmentally conscious, starting its transition to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled buses in 1998 to reduce its Green House Gas emissions. By 2012, 100% of its fixed-route fleet was CNG, utilizing Renewable Natural Gas. After implementing the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation (ICT), VVTA purchased its first Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) in 2018 and put them into service in 2019. The agency currently operates 12 BEBs and is adding hydrogen fuel cell powered buses, with the goal of 100% of its’ fixed-route fleet being zero emissions by 2035.
Ms. Goff added, “Mr. Kane has had such a dedicated and outstanding career, a proven track record of leading this agency, and having a strong voice within the industry. I will strive to build on his momentum in delivering outstanding transit service to our community.”
Under the leadership of Ms. Goff, VVTA will continue to focus on building ridership by bringing focus to, and being responsive to, the needs of the community. The agency is set to launch a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) this year that will involve outreach to current and potential customers, drivers, staff,and stakeholders. The COA will study opportunities for improving services while being responsible with taxpayers’ dollars. The study will include the immediate and future needs of transit in our communities. In addition, VVTA will continue to expand its Micro-Link transit service and look for more ways to provide fare-free transportation for area students.
With the selection of Nancie Goff as CEO of the Victor Valley Transit, all transit agencies in the nation’s largest geographic county are now led by women, which is a historic first. Ms. Goff joins Erin Rogers (Omnitrans), Cheryl Sallis (City of Needles Transit Services), Cheri Holsclaw (Basin Transit), and Sandy Benson (Mountain Transit) in leading the five transit agencies in San Bernardino County. Never before have all five agencies had women in the top leadership or managerial role at the same time.“It’s such an honor to serve VVTA and to be grouped alongside these remarkable women. I look forward to building on our momentum for delivering outstanding transit service,” Goff said.Ms. Goff is a native of the Victor Valley and was born at the former George Air Force Base. She has been part of this community her whole life. Ms. Goff has three decades of experience in the transit industry. Before her career in transit, she attended Victor Valley College and graduated with degrees in Business Management and Liberal Arts. Ms. Goff lives in the Victor Valley with her husband and has one son.
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Micro-Link, the micro transit service will be free of charge from February 27 – March 31, 2023. Opening out of 3 Zones, it is a perfect time to get to your nearest bus stop, local shopping, appointments, take in our area parks, visit a friend or loved one, or wherever you need to go within your zone area.
Please visit vvta/microlink to find out how you can benefit from this fantastic service from Victor Valley Transit!
Residents and businesses of 92392! We are inviting the neighborhood to our first Micro-Link Pop Up Event that will take place from 2pm – 4pm this Thursday at Mesa Linda Park in Victorville!
Bring your family and fiends out to check out the Micro-Link van, and see the benefits of using this new neighborhood transit service from Victor Valley Transit! Get a tour of the vehicle, get information from our helpful Micro-Link staff, free goodies to give out and more!
We will also be joined by your neighborhood San Bernardino Sheriff Department with vehicles, bus safety information and Mint Condition, the Mini Horse Mascot from the Search & Rescue Team!
See how Micro-Link can benefit your transportation needs at www.vvta.org/microlink