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No Bus Service for MLK

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no public transportation services on Monday, January 15, 2024. Customer Service offices at both our Hesperia and Barstow locations will also be closed for the holiday. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, January 16th.

We encourage you to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by reflecting on his message of equality and justice, and participating in volunteer opportunities or community events that honor his dream.

Thank you for your understanding and have a meaningful Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Learn about Dr. King and his legacy: www.civilrightsmuseum.org/dr-kings-legacy

Route Detours for Victorville Christmas Activities this Weekend!

Victorville Christmas Parade

To make way for Santa and his elves at the Victorville Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 2nd, all Stops along 7th Street for Routes 55 and 56 will be missed from the start of service until 2pm

Victorville Tree Lighting Ceremony

To make way for the Victorville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 2nd from 4pm – 7pm, Route 56 will be on Detour from 1:45pm to the conclusion of service.

As a result, the following Stops will be missed:

Stop# 50391 Civic Dr & Roy Rogers

Stop# 50143 Civic Dr & Seneca Rd

Stop# 50223 Kentwood Blvd & Ramona Ave

Stop# 50313 Valley Center Dr & La Paz Dr

We recommend planning your travel accordingly and allowing for extra time during these event. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this festive season.

For updates and further information, please visit vvta.org or download the VVTA or UMO Mobility App. Wishing you a joyful and safe holiday!

2023/2024 Holiday Hours

The Holidays are right around the corner, so please make note of our Holiday Service Hours for this year.

Thanksgiving 2023

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23: No Bus Service, Admin Offices Closed

Friday, November 24: Regular Bus Service. Administration offices closed except for purchasing passes.

Christmas 2023

Saturday, December 23: Regular Saturday Bus Service.

Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24: Regular Sunday Bus Service.

Christmas: Monday, December 25: No Bus Service, Administration Offices Closed

New Year 2023/2024

Saturday, December 30: Regular Saturday Bus Service.

New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31: Regular Sunday Bus Service

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 2024: No Bus Service, Administration Offices Closed

Service Changes for Routes 29, 52 and 56

Service Changes for Routes 29, 52 and 56, Effective October 29, 2023.

This Bus Service primarily consists of minor schedule refinements aimed at enhancing service quality and on-time performance.

Please visit https://vvta.org/102923servicechanges/ for full information and schedules that you can download now. Physical schedules will be on all VVTA buses beginning October 22.

Saturday Detours for Routes 42 and 56

Apple Valley Airshow

To make room for visitors to the Apple Valley Airshow on Saturday, October 7th, Route 42 will be on detour from beginning of service until 3:00pm with the following Bus Stops being missed:

Stop #20096 Dale Evans Pkwy & Johnson Rd

Stop #20221 Johnson Rd & Dachsund Ave

Stop #20223 Navajo Rd SB & Johnson Rd (Training Ctr)

Stop #20222 Dale Evans Pkwy – Juvenile Center Park Lot

Stop #20231 Dale Evans Pkwy & Stoddard Wells Rd

Stop #20228 Dale Evans Pkwy & Johnson Rd

Victorville Fall Festival

To accommodate the Victorville Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7th, Route 56 will be on detour all day with the following stops missed:

Stop #50391 Civic Dr & Roy Rogers

Stop #50143 Civic Dr & Seneca Rd

Stop #50223 Kentwood Blvd & Ramona Ave

Please adjust your travel plans accordingly. 

30 Days (+1) of Fare Free Transit in Honor of VVTA’s 30th!

Tomorrow is the big day…30 Days (+1) of FREE Rides in October in Honor of VVTA’s 30th Anniversary!!! 🥳🚌

📅 Starting tomorrow and for the next 31 days, eco-friendly, convenient, and wallet-friendly rides, starting October 1st, 2023 and running until October 31st, 2023. 🗓️

It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for your support over the past three decades. Together, we’ve reduced traffic, minimized our carbon footprint, and created a stronger, more connected community. 🌍🤝

Here’s how to get on board:

1️⃣ Hop on or reserve any of our Transit Services in the community.

2️⃣ No need for passes or fares – just take a seat and enjoy the ride!

3️⃣ Share your commuting experiences with us! Use #VVTA30 and tag us in your posts. We’d love to hear your stories and see your photos. 📸

Let’s make these 30 days unforgettable! Invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to experience the convenience of public transportation for FREE. Let’s ride into the future together! 🚌💨

#vvta30

Above and Beyond

Left to right: VVTA Board Members Larry Bird, Joy Jeannette, Kimberly Mesen, Operator Jeanine Newman, VVTA CEO Nancie Goff, Board Chair Liz Becerra and Curt Emick.

This week the Victor Valley Transit Board of Directors along with CEO Nancie Goff honored Bus Operator Jeanine Newman, who assisted with a medical emergency at the Victor Valley Transportation Center,  with the “Above and Beyond” Award.

That day, Ms. Newman was alerted of a male on the ground who was unresponsive.  Immediately, Ms. Newman contacted 911 and realizing that the person had stopped breathing and began doing chest compressions.  A Victorville Deputy was the first responder to arrive and took over emergency care of the person.  The paramedics arrived shortly and transported the individual to the hospital. Upon loading the male onto the gurney, he became responsive. 

Ms. Newman’s prompt action in assisting an unresponsive person contributed to the individual becoming responsive when transported to the hospital.   Therefore, in recognition of service above and beyond the call of duty, The VVTA Board of Directors presented Ms. Newman with an award of appreciation.

Thank you Jeanine Newman for your outstanding service!

Route Detours for Hesperia Days Parade

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, Routes 50, 64, 66, and 68 will be on detour on Main Street between C Ave and I Ave to make room for the annual Hesperia Days Parade.  The detour will last from the beginning of service until 12 noon.

As a result the following Stops will be missed:

Bus Stop #40115 at E Ave & Olive St (Routes 64, 66, & 68)

Bus Stop #40116 at E Ave & Olive St (Routes 50, 64, 66, & 68)

Bus Stop #40118 at E Ave & Main St (Routes 64, 66, & 68)

Bus Stop #40141 at I Ave & Main St (Route 50)

Bus Stop #40142 at I Ave & Main St (Route 50)

Bus Stop #40172 at Main St & C Ave (Routes 64 & 68)

Bus Stop #40174 at Main St & E Ave (Routes 64 & 68)

Bus Stop #40175 at Main St & E Ave (Routes 64 & 68)

Bus Stop #40177 at Main St & I Ave (Route 50)

Bus Stop #40211 at Sultana & Main St (Route 66 )

Please adjust your travel plans accordingly. 

Route Detours for Happy Trails Parade

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Routes 23, 40, 41, 43, and 47 will be on detour all day to make way for the “Happy Trails Parade, Street Fair, & Car Show” Instead of the Apple Valley Post Office, Buses will meet at Quinnault Rd & Powhatan Rd, near the Apple Valley Animal Shelter.

As a result the following Stops will be missed:

Bus Stop #20000 Apple Valley Post Office (Routes 23, 40, 41, 43, 47) 

Bus Stop #20088 Central Rd & Shawnee Rd (Routes 23, 43)

Bus Stop #20129 Outer Hwy 18 & Navajo Rd (Routes 40, 41, 47)

Bus Stop #20138 Navajo Rd & Ottawa Rd (Route 43) 

Bus Stop #20139 Navajo Rd & Powhatan Rd (Route 43)

Bus Stop #20153 Powhatan Rd & Navajo Rd (Routes 40, 41, 43, 47) 

Bus Stop #20190 Yucca Loma Rd & Navajo Rd (Route 47)

Please adjust your travel plans accordingly.