VVTA Executive Director receives Distinguished Service Award

The California Transit Association (CTA), the largest state association in the U.S., awarded its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to Victor Valley Transit Authority Executive Director/CEO Kevin Kane.

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Hesperia, Calif. (November 21, 2017) – The California Transit Association (CTA), the largest state association in the U.S., awarded its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to Victor Valley Transit Authority Executive Director/CEO Kevin Kane. Presented during the recent CTA Awards at Fall Conference & Expo in Riverside, the award recognizes individuals who have had long and distinguished careers in the public transit industry and have made outstanding contributions to public transit.

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.

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.

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.

New VVTA Route 42 begins service Sunday with free rides

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (August 11, 2017) – The new Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 42 begins daily bus service between north Apple Valley and Victorville on Sunday, August 13. To introduce the new hourly service and encourage new ridership, the public may ride the route for free through Sunday, August 20.

VVTA empowers passengers with ‘VVTA Watch’ mobile safety app

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority today launched VVTA Watch, the mobile safety app that empowers passengers to immediately report safety or security concerns, using their mobile phones or tablets.

VVTA awarded CalACT Outstanding Coordination Award

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (May 25, 2017) – Victor Valley Transit Authority was awarded Outstanding Coordination Effort Award of the Year by the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), the largest state transit association in the United States. The award was presented at the CalACT 2017 Spring Conference and Expo in Lake Tahoe, California CalACT’s annual awards event where the association honors transit agencies that has made positive contributions to transportation and other CalACT members. Accepting the award was VVTA CTSA Director, Aaron Moore.

VVTA launches new Route 24 Oak Hills bus route Monday


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Hesperia, Calif. (October 20, 2016) – Victor Valley Transit Authority begins new fixed route bus service to Oak Hills on Monday, October 24. VVTA Route 24 will become the first route to serve the unincorporated area Oak Hills and will connect residents to education opportunities as well as medical, social service, retail services, and entertainment venues.

County Court System to offer Needles Residents services August 1

VVTA Route 200 Needles Link Bus at Victorville Transfer Point

 

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Hesperia, Calif. (July 14, 2016) – Beginning August 1, 2016, the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, Barstow District, will begin hearing Small Claims, Traffic, and Landlord Tenant matters from the Needles jurisdiction. The court is scheduling hearing dates for Needles residents to coincide with Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 200 Needles Link, which provides Friday bus service between Needles, Barstow, and Victorville.

New Friday Bus Route Links Needles to Barstow and Victorville


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Needles, Calif. (June 15, 2016) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is announcing a new bus route, designated the “Needles Link” which will be providing transportation from Needles, to Barstow and Victorville, on Fridays, beginning June 17th.  The route is in response to a request from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair, Robert Lovingood. Lovingood says, “The Needles Link is a cost-effective local solution for veterans, seniors and the general public.” He adds that the new route, “is an innovative way to help desert residents deal with the state’s funding cuts to courts in Needles and Barstow.” The reason for the Friday route is that courts have agreed to create a special Needles Calendar; most cases will be scheduled on Fridays.

VVTA Begins Testing Electric-Powered Transit Bus

Hesperia, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – Victor Valley Transit Authority begins testing its first electric-powered transit bus Friday. Using a demonstration bus provided by Complete Coach Works, the effort is part of the agency’s quest to meet proposed California Air Resource Board standards for zero-emissions transit fleets. The 10-day period will enable the agency to test and demonstrate the technology on 16 of its 34 routes, which provide connections from San Bernardino, through Barstow, and to Fort Irwin for its commuter service.

VVTA Fleet Analyst Earns California Transit Association’s Transit Professional of the Year Award

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Fleet Analyst, Dustin Strandberg, accepted the 2015 California Transit Association (CTA) Transit Professional of the Year award, during the Small Operator Awards Breakfast in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday.

Hesperia, Calif. (December 7, 2015) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Fleet Analyst, Dustin Strandberg, accepted the 2015 California Transit Association’s (CTA) Transit Professional of the Year award during the 50th Annual Fall Conference in Pasadena, Calif. The award is given to a transit professional who demonstrates exceptional leadership and makes significant contributions that benefit public transit.

VVTA Releases System Update to Google Transit Trip Planner, Real-Time Mobile App

Hesperia, CA (November 11, 2015) – Victor Valley Transit Authority today released its latest bus route and schedule update to Google Transit, the trip planner available through Google Maps. The update features enhancements to all city, county, and commuter bus routes for the Victor Valley and the Barstow area.

VVTA Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification For Environmental Design

Hesperia, CA (October 30, 2015) – Victor Valley Transit Authority this week earned the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The High Desert transit agency earned the award for the environmental-friendly design and construction of two separate buildings on its 10-acre facility.

VVTA / Barstow Area Transit Merger Formalized, Two New Board Members Join VVTA

Hesperia, CA (September 9, 2015) – At its April meeting, the Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors approved its merger with Barstow Area Transit. The July VVTA Board meeting welcomed two new Board members: San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos and City of Barstow Councilmember Richard Harpole.

VVTA Launches 45X Express Route Featuring Non-Stop Service to Victor Valley College

Hesperia, CA (August 14, 2015) – Victor Valley Transit Authority will launch the region’s first express route, providing non-stop bus service between Victor Valley College and the Victorville Transfer Hub at Costco. The service begins Monday and will feature three morning runs to VVC and three afternoon runs to Costco. The 45X Express Route will reduce passenger crowding and improve on-time performance for the popular 45 and 55 routes. 

Victor Valley College Students Now Ride VVTA Buses Free With Student ID

Hesperia, CA (September 17, 2014) – The Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to fund the Victor Valley College Ram Pass pilot program, reinstating the free student bus pass until January 2015, when a sustainable VVC transportation fee is expected to take effect.

VVTA Honors High Desert Veterans With New Discounted Bus Pass

Hesperia, CA (April 16, 2014) – Recognizing those who have served the nation’s military, the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will honor veterans with the launch of its reduced-fare VVTA Veterans Pass. The reduced rates, which approximate half the regular fare rates, will be available for all VVTA Fixed Routes, County Routes, and BV-Link San Bernardino Lifeline Service, beginning April 21.

VVTA Donates Bus To Deliver Mobility To VVCSC’s New Freedom Program

Hesperia, CA (April 9, 2014) – Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) logged a major milestone in its initiative to mobilize the High Desert, donating a paratransit bus to Victor Valley Community Services Council’s (VVCSC) New Freedom Program on Monday. The event marks a partnership that will dramatically extend services to mobility-impaired senior citizens and those with disabilities.

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