VVTA returns from international transit expo with keen insights and solutions for High Desert agency’s future

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Hesperia, Calif. (October 19, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) community stakeholders and senior staff returned from the 2017 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting & EXPO last week with keen insight and a glimpse into future improvements that await the High Desert public transportation agency.

VVC routes detour temporarily October 19 due to earthquake drill

All VVTA bus stops at Victor Valley College (VVC) will not be served between 8:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., October 19, 2017, due to campus participation in the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill. During this time, passengers should use the temporary bus stop on Francesca Road west of Spring Valley Parkway, which will serve routes 42, 43, 50, 50X, 53, and 55. At 1:16 p.m., all VVC bus stops will return to regular service.

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Barstow Route 1 detours October 14 due to Main Street Car Show

VVTA Route 1 will detour Saturday, October 14, 2017, due to the Main Street USA Car Show in Barstow. During this time, seven bus stops will not be served, which include the stops on Main Street between 1st Avenue and Barstow Road, 1st Avenue, Hutchinson Street, or 2nd Street.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – October 16, 2017

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street Hesperia, CA 92345. The VVTA Board Meeting Packet and Agenda is available for download via the links in PDF format.

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Route 15, 32, 200 detour due to Victorville Fall Festival October 5-7

Due to the Victorville Fall Festival, VVTA Routes 15, 32, and 200 will detour on Civic Center Drive from 5 p.m., Thursday, October 5 to the end of service Saturday, October 7.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – October 4, 2017

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA TAC Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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Apple Valley routes detour Saturday, September 30 due to Happy Trails Parade

Due to the Happy Trails Parade in Apple Valley, VVTA Routes 23, 40, 41, 43 and 47 will detour on Saturday, September 30, 2017. During this time, multiple bus stops will not be served.

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VVTA introduces systemwide route improvements October 1

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Hesperia, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will implement systemwide improvements to its transit services, beginning Sunday, October 1, 2017. The initiative is the result of the VVTA Comprehensive Operations Analysis released last January, which expands service hours, reduces wait times, and adjusts routes to match population growth trends throughout the High Desert.

VVTA fares align system wide October 1

VVTA Fares Effective October 1, 2017

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Hesperia, Calif. (September 26, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will adjust systemwide fares effective October 1, 2017. The alignment standardizes fares between Victor Valley and Barstow service areas, simplifying passenger travel for both regions. The adjustment will reduce the fare on some services, increase on others, and some will not change.

New Barstow Routes 28 & 29 will operate as County Routes beginning Sunday, October 1

Beginning October 1, 2017, the new Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 28 and Route 29 will operate as VVTA County Routes, featuring route deviation and flag down bus stop service within the unincorporated county area. County Route Fare is required for passengers boarding within the unincorporated county area.

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Bus stop order at major transfer points realign Sunday, October 1

VVTA will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victor Valley College (VVC) Transfer Point, the Victorville Transfer Point, and the Barstow Library Transfer Point. The realignment takes effect Sunday, October 1 and coincides with systemwide changes.

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NTC Commuter routes begin serving new Fort Irwin hospital, child development center Tuesday, September 26

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, VVTA NTC Commuter routes will begin serving Cactus Corner Child Development Center and the new Weed Army Community Hospital at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meeting Agenda – September 18, 2017

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street Hesperia, CA 92345. The VVTA Board Meeting Packet and Agenda is available for download via the links in PDF format.

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Major Route Service Changes Become Effective October 1, 2017

As a result of the VVTA Comprehensive Operational Analysis, VVTA is making systemwide improvements effective October 1, 2017, which are summarized as follows:

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Fare Adjustments Become Effective October 1, 2017



VVTA will adjust systemwide fares October 1, 2017, which will align Victor Valley and Barstow fare structures, simplifying passenger travel between both areas. The adjustment will reduce the fare on some services, whereas on other services it may rise. While other transit agencies produce fare increases every two years, VVTA strives for consistency and has not adjusted fares in 10 years. VVTA remains the best value for its level of service, featuring some of the lowest fares in Southern California.

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Routes detour for Hesperia Days Parade on Saturday, Sept. 16

Due to the Hesperia Days Parade on Saturday, September 16, 2017, VVTA Routes 24, 44, 45, 46, and 48 will be on detour from Main Street between C Avenue and I Avenue from the start of service to noon.

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VVTA hires new Senior Operations Manager

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (September 7, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) announces the hiring of Simon Herrera as Senior Operations Manager. In the newly created position, Herrera will oversee the IT, marketing, operations, planning, and procurement departments.

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meeting Agenda – September 6, 2017

The next Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at VVTA Board Room, 17150 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia, California 92345. The VVTA TAC Meeting Agenda is included here and also available as a PDF download.

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Request For Qualifications (RFQ) 2017-14: Barstow Maintenance and Operations Facility

Request for Letters of Interest and Notice of Availability of a Request for Qualifications for a Design-Build Contract for the Barstow Bus Maintenance & Operations Facility for a 30-bus fleet consisting of a mix of 40’ transit buses and 25’ cutaway buses and Future Transfer Centers. Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) hereby solicits Letters of Interest from contractor teams (Teams) interested in completing the design and constructing of the Barstow Maintenance and Operations Facility and future Transfer Centers located in Victorville, CA, and Hesperia, CA, on a fixed price/fixed term basis. The Project is being procured in accordance with a two-part, best-value Design-Build procurement process authorized under CA P.C.C. Division 2, Part 3, Chapter 4 [22160-22169] and 49 U.S.C. § 5325(d)(2). This Project includes the design and construction of a new Facility in Barstow, CA. The Facility is anticipated to be approximately 8500 square feet with three maintenance bays, parts, tools, and tire storage, and 2,400 square feet of office space for operations. The Facility will be of a metal structure with an appealing façade and internal walls for necessary office and maintenance space. The facility will be located on approximately 5.5 acres that surround the current Barstow LCNG fuel station located at 100 N. Sandstone Court, Barstow, CA. 92311. VVTA is in the process of sourcing and purchasing property for two new future Transfer Centers in Victorville, and Hesperia, CA. The Scope of these projects will be based on the final square footage of the properties to determine the best fit for the new centers. Once the properties are identified and the procurement of the property begins, VVTA will release an RFP to the short list of Teams approved through the evaluation process of the RFQ. This Project is being funded by Federal Transit Authority (FTA) funds. Contractor teams are advised to carefully review all contract requirements and to keep complete and accurate records of all spending in the event of contract award. The successful Team and any of its subcontractors shall be responsible for complying with the applicable provisions of FTA grant funding which are incorporated herein by reference and all federal and state laws applicable to federally funded projects. The Project’s cost is estimated at approximately $6,8000,000 and will include the obligation to provide a five-year warranty for certain elements of the completed work.

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VVTA services not available Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4

Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no Victor Valley Transit Authority services available Monday, September 4, 2017. This includes VVTA transit, administration, customer service, operations, and routing and scheduling services.

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