Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) is promoting public transit through a nationwide promotion to Get On Board! From Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 27, 2019, the public is encouraged to invite all family, friends and neighbors to ride local VVTA routes free.
Free rides are available on all VVTA Fixed and County Routes as well as Direct Access ADA service. This free ride promotion is not available on Route 15 BV Link and 200 Needles Link.
To ride free on April 26 and 27, passengers are required to show the VVTA Get On Board Free Ride Days graphic in digital or printed format to bus operator when boarding.
Passengers may find additional information and download the graphic from its website at VVTA.org/free.
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.
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