System Alert: Come Ride FREE with Us May 22-25, 2019

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Come Ride FREE with Us May 22-25, 2019

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is promoting public transit through its Ride With Us Free campaign. From Wednesday, May 22 to Saturday, May 25, 2019, the public is encouraged to invite family, friends, neighbors and the entire community to ride all VVTA routes free.

Free rides are available on all VVTA Fixed, County, Commuter and Inter-City routes as well as Direct Access ADA service. This includes free rides on VVTA Route 15 BV Link, 200 Needles Link and NTC Commuter routes.

Ride NTC Commuter routes FREE from April 21-27

VVTA is promoting public transit through the nationwide Get On Board ridership promotion. From April 21-27, 2019, those commuting to Fort Irwin are encouraged to invite all National Training Center coworkers to ride VVTA NTC Commuter routes for free.

NTC Commuter route passengers must have adequate security clearance and appropriate identification to access the Fort Irwin military installation. Those who do not have adequate clearance or identification for entry will not be permitted to continue the trip onto the military installation and will be responsible for their own transportation.

Local College Student ID Cards accepted as free fare on local VVTA routes

Effective immediately, VVTA will accept valid Barstow Community College (BCC) and Victor Valley College (VVC) Photo ID and Associated Student Body (ASB) cards as free fare on all VVTA Fixed Route and County Route buses as well as Route 15 buses between Barstow and Victorville.

The valid BCC Student ID cards may have the purple-colored “FALL 2018” decal, but this decal is not required. The valid VVC Student ID cards are the 2018 designs but must have a white-colored “SPRING 2019” decal to be valid.

Law enforcement seeks info on VVTA bus driver assault suspect

Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect involved in an unprovoked attack on a Victor Valley Transit bus driver. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, 6’0”, 250 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.

On December 21, 2018, the suspect got on a Victor Valley Transit Bus at Phelan Road and Buttemere Road in Phelan. He did not put the correct fare in the machine and the bus driver asked him to pay the necessary amount. The suspect became loud, vulgar and threatening to the bus driver. The driver refused to drive away and called in for a supervisor to respond to the location. The suspect got into the driver’s face, continued yelling and pushed the driver out the open door and onto the ground outside. The suspect stepped outside and punched the driver in the face 6 to 8 times while the driver was still on the ground. The driver suffered serious injuries to his face and head from the assault. At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a gray and red Chicago Bulls beanie, black and gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black tennis shoes with white soles. The suspect claimed to be homeless in the area. He is possibly left handed due to all punches were from his left fist.

ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SUSPECT PLEASE CONTACT:

  • Detective Jeffrey Collins (760) 995-8781 / DR #071804188
  • To report anonymously: WeTip.com or 800-78-CRIME

Route 15 Barstow Library bus stop relocates Monday, October 22

Beginning Monday, October 22, 2018, VVTA Route 15 Barstow Library bus stop will relocate for passenger convenience. Bus stop 30002 will relocate to eastbound East Buena Vista Street near the corner of South 2nd Avenue.

Route 15 begins serving California State University San Bernardino on Monday, October 1

VVTA Route 15 B-V Link will begin serving California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) on Monday, October 1, 2018. The Monday through Saturday route will directly serve CSUSB via its University Parkway stop, where it connects to Omnitrans SBX. The service change includes minor schedule adjustments.

The new VVTA Stop 60054 will serve CSUSB weekdays at 7:50 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., and 5:50 p.m. On Saturday, the stop is served at 8:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 2:50 p.m., and 5:50 p.m.

The Route 15 inter-city route regular fare will remain $6.50 between Victorville and San Bernardino. The Senior / Disabled / Medicare (SDM) and Veteran fare remains $3.25.

Valid VVC, BCC Student IDs accepted as free fare on Route 15 only between Barstow and Victorville

VVTA will begin accepting valid Victor Valley College and Barstow Community College (BCC) Photo IDs as free fare on VVTA Route 15 B-V Link buses only operating between Barstow and Victorville. These valid IDs will continue to be accepted as free fare on VVTA Fixed and County Route buses.

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RIDER CATEGORYLOCAL TRIPDAY PASS31-DAY PASS
Regular$1.50$4$55
Student$1.25$3.50$45
Veteran / Senior / Disabled / Medicare$0.75$2$27.50
ChildrenFREEFREEFREE
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