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.

Apple Valley bus routes detour Saturday, June 8 due to street fair

Due to the Apple Valley Village Summer Street Fair, VVTA Routes 40, 41, 43 and 47 will detour Saturday, June 8, 2019. During this time, the following three bus stops will not be served:

  • Stop 20153 on eastbound Powhatan Road near Navajo Road, serving routes 40, 41, 43 and 47;
  • Stop 20138 on northbound Navajo Road near Ottawa Road, serving route 43 eastbound; and

Stop 20139 on northbound Navajo Road near Powhatan Road at the Community Center, serving route 43 eastbound.

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.


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