Effective immediately, VVTA will accept Victor Valley College (VVC) Spring 2018 Associated Student Body (ASB) and VVC Photo ID cards as free fare on all VVTA Fixed and County Route buses. Winter 2017 Photo ID Cards, which must have a Spring 2018 Sticker attached, will continue being accepted as fare. VVC Fall 2017 Photo ID Cards will not be accepted as after February 18.
Due to the holidays, VVTA will not provide service Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 23, Christmas Day on Monday, December 25, and New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1. VVTA will operate its regular Sunday service schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
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.
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.
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.
VVTA Direct Access (ADA) certified riders are NOT REQUIRED TO PRESENT a VVTA-ISSUED PHOTO ID to ride Direct Access. Any government-issued photo ID is sufficient and must presented to the driver along with the VVTA Direct Access Card. However, a VVTA-issued Photo ID can be used alone and replace the need to show 2 different forms of identification to the driver (photo & ADA card). Additionally, VVTA Photo IDs can be used for identification purposes wherever you go. Complimentary VVTA Photo IDs can be obtained during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 – 4:30), at VVTA Hesperia (17150 Smoke Tree Street) At VVTA Barstow (1612 State Street) you can have a photo taken and a VVTA Photo ID will be mailed. Regular Direct Access fares apply if you chose to schedule a ride to VVTA offices.
VVTA will continue accepting Victor Valley College Summer 2017 Associated Student Body (ASB) and VVC Photo ID cards as bus passes on all VVTA Fixed and County Route buses through September 1, 2017. The VVTA Student ID does not and will not replace the VVC / Ram Pass ID cards. The VVTA Student Photo ID is a discount fare identification card available to verified students throughout VVTA’s service area. The VVTA Student Photo ID does not replace the VVC ASB and Photo ID pass cards, which is exclusive to VVC students.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday Tuesday, July 4, 2017, regularly scheduled VVTA services will not be available. VVTA offices will be closed. Regular VVTA services will resume Wednesday, July 5.
Passengers using VVTA-issued Veteran, Senior, Disabled, Medicare, Student, and Direct Access discount ID cards will require replacement by the newly-designed VVTA Photo ID Cards, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. The old VVTA ID cards will become obsolete at that time.
VVTA will require valid photo identification for all passengers requesting discount fare, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. VVTA passenger ID cards that do not feature photo identification will become obsolete at that time. Valid government- or school-issued photo IDs will continue to be accepted for discount fare. Excludes VVC Ram Pass.
Victor Valley Transit Authority will require new photo identification cards for all passengers using discount passes, including Veteran, Senior, Disabled, Medicare, Student, and Direct Access, beginning Saturday, July 1, 2017. Current passenger ID cards will become obsolete at that time. Current discount pass holders may begin replacing their existing IDs on Monday, April 3, 2017. There is no replacement charge for upgrading to a new photo ID card. Passengers may begin the replacement process online at VVTA.org/pass or via email at Info@VVTA.org.
Due to the holidays, VVTA will not operate any services on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1. VVTA will operate its regular Saturday service schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Effective immediately, the VVTA Route 23 bus stop located in front of Lucerne Valley Market is relocated to the southeast end of the parking lot near Highway 18. The bus is rerouted to the market from Barstow Road, turning left on Highway 18, and left into the Lucerne Valley parking lot bus stop. The new stop features an upgraded bench.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, VVTA services will not be available Thursday, November 24, 2016. This includes Barstow and Victor Valley transit services and administration offices, customer service, and routing and scheduling. VVTA transit services and routing and scheduling will be available Friday, November 25, but the administration offices will be closed, reopening Monday, November 28.
VVTA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday, October 20, 2016. A one-minute service disruption will be experienced system wide at 10:20 a.m. Victor Valley College bus stops will not be serviced between 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Due to the Happy Trails Parade in Apple Valley, VVTA Routes 23, 40, 41, 43 and 47 will detour from Outer Highway 18 between Central Avenue and Pawnee Road from 6 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016. During this time, four bus stops will not be serviced.
These bus stops include: the stop at Apple Valley Post Office (Stop No. 20000), serving Routes 23, 40, 41, 43 and 47; the stop on Central Road at Shawnee Road (Stop No. 20088), serving Routes 23 and 43; the stop on Outer Highway 18 North at Navajo Road (Stop No. 20129), serving Routes 41 and 47; the stop on Powhatan Road at Navajo Road (Stop No. 20153), serving Routes 40, 41 and 47.