Victor Valley Transit Authority

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Parent San Bernardino Associated Governments
Headquarters 17150 Smoke Tree St.
Hesperia, California
Service area Victor Valley [1]
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 26
Hubs 1 maintenance, 1 bus storage facility
Fleet 64 active[2]
Daily ridership 2795
Operator Veoila
Website vvta.org

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), the second largest transit operator in San Bernardino County (with over 1,020,119 passengers a year), is a transit agency providing bus service in the Victor Valley, California area.[3] [4]

Origins of the VVTA[edit]

VVTA operates local fixed-route, county commuter (discontinued in 2005), and ADA complementary paratransit bus services in the Victor Valley area. It has a maintenance facility located in Hesperia. The service structure consists of 23 local fixed and deviated routes, 3 County routes and ADA complementary paratransit service. VVTA was established through a Joint Powers Authority in 1991. The JPA includes the four cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville and certain unincorporated portions of the County of San Bernardino including Oro Grande, Helendale, Lucerne Valley, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Wrightwood. Service is also provided to Barstow and Fort Irwin. The Fort Irwin service is branded as the NTC Commuter. The Board of Directors includes council members from the above cities and the San Bernardino 1st District Supervisor. Since 1998, the Board has held a management contract with McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. for administration of the syatem. In January 2005 the operations contract for all transit service in the Victor Valley area was consolidated under a separate contract with ATC (now Veoila).[5]

Routes[edit]

VVTA routes are grouped into two different categories: Deviated routes, and County routes.Deviated routes serve a pre-determined route and stops, but can deviate as far as 3/4 mile off that route to pick up passengers with advanced reservation. County routes are similar to Deviated routes, but they serve outlying rural areas and charge a higher fare. County routes do not charge a deviation fee for deviated trips to designated locations within outlying communities.

County Routes and Fixed Routes[edit]

  • 15 BV Link - Victorville - Barstow - San Bernardino
  • 21 Tri-Community (Phelan, Piñon Hills and Wrightwood by reservation)
  • 22 Helendale
  • 23 Lucerne Valley
  • 31 Adelanto-Victorville
  • 32 Adelanto-Victorville North
  • 41 Apple Valley-Victorville
  • 43 Apple Valley - via Jess Ranch - Victor Valley College
  • 44 Victor Valley Mall-Hesperia
  • 45 Victorville-Hesperia
  • 48 Hesperia West
  • 51 Victorville
  • 52 Victorville-Victor Valley Mall
  • 53 Victor Valley College - via Bear Valley Rd. - Victor Valley Mall
  • 54 West Victorville Circulator
  • 55 Victorville - Victor Valley College
  • 101A Walmart (Barstow - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM only)
  • 102A Walmart (Barstow - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM Only
  • 103A Victorville Transit Center - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM only)
  • 104A Bear Valley Park & Ride - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM only)
  • 105A Silver Lakes Market - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM only)
  • 106A L St Park & Ride (Barstow) - Fort Irwin (Weekday only)
  • 107A Bear Valley Park & Ride - Fort Irwin (Weekday AM only)
  • 101B Fort Irwin - L St Park & Ride/Bear Valley Park & Ride (Weekday PM only)
  • 102B Fort Irwin - Bear Valley Park & Ride (Weekday PM only)
  • 103B Fort Irwin - Bear Valley Park & Ride (Weekday PM only)
  • 104B Fort Irwin - L St Park & Ride (Barstow) (Weekday PM only)
  • 105B Fort Irwin - Silver Lakes Market *Weekday PM only)
  • 106B Fort Irwin - Williams Park & Ride (Barstow) (Weekday PM only)
  • 107B Fort Irwin - Bear Valley Park & Ride (Weekday PM only)

Deviated Routes[edit]

  • 33 Adelanto
  • 40 Apple Valley North
  • 46 Hesperia Deviation
  • 47 Apple Valley South

Fares[edit]

Type of Fare Cash Fare Day Pass 31-Day Pass Monthly Pass
Fort Irwin-Barstow/Victorville $12.00 N/A N/A $245.00(MTBP)
Mega Pass* N/A N/A N/A $175.00
Mega Pass* (Senior/Disabled) N/A N/A N/A $87.50
Fixed Route $1.25 $3.50 $50.00 N/A
Fixed Route Student $1.00 $3.25 $40.00 N/A
Fixed Route Senior/Disabled $0.60 $1.75 $25.00 N/A
General County $2.25 $5.50 $75.00 N/A
Student County $2.00 $4.50 $65.00 N/A
Senior/Disabled County $1.00 $2.75 $35.00 N/A
  • The Mega Pass is good on ALL services except ADA and deviation charge. The Mega Pass is a monthly pass, not a 31-day pass, valid only for the current month.

Passengers who require a deviation on either Deviated or County routes must pay a service charge:

Type of Fare Deviated Service Charge
General $2.00
Student $2.00
Senior/Disabled $1.00

Since no regularly scheduled service stops in either Piñon Hills or Wrightwood, there is no additional charge for trips to the Piñon Hills Post Office or the Piñon Hills or Wrightwood Community Centers.

VVTA also provides Direct Access Dial-A-Ride service to persons with disabilities. The fares are charged on a zone basis as follows:

# of Zones Single Ride Monthly Subscription Pass
1 $2.50 $130
2 $4.50 $160
3 $6.00 $180

[6] [7]

Fleet[edit]

The VVTA operates 99 active and spare buses in its system as of June 2012.

Fleet #'s Builder Model Serial #'s Year Fuel Type Notes
136-138 Ford E450 ElDorado National Aerotech 220 Mixed 2004 Gas Direct Access
140-146 Ford E450 ElDorado National Aerotech 220 Mixed 2004 Gas Direct Access
148-150 Ford E450 ElDorado National Aerotech 220 Mixed 2004 Gas Direct Access
151-152 Ford E450 ElDorado National Aerotech 220 Mixed 2007 Gas Direct Access
153-160 Ford E450 ElDorado National Aerotech 220 Mixed 2010 Gas Direct Access
161-166 Chevy Arboc Spirit of Mobility Mixed 2011 CNG Direct Access
167-175 Ford E450 Starcraft Mixed 2010 Gas Direct Access. Ex AVTA.
601-602 NABI 040.40 Mixed 2004 CNG
603-609 NABI 040.40 8A140320-326 2008 CNG
610-615 NABI 040.40 AA140427-432 2010 CNG
1003-1010 Dodge Caravan Mixed 2010 Gas Direct Access
2001-2004 Chevy 5500 ElDorado National Aerotech Elite Mixed 2008 Gas
2005-2008 Chevy 5500 ElDorado National Aerotech Elite Mixed 2009 Gas
2009-2011 Ford F500 Glaval Entourage 33' Mixed 2011 CNG Used on BV Link service.
2012-2014 Ford F500 Glaval Entourage 33' Mixed 2011 CNG Used on Fort Irwin service.
0005, 0022, 0025, 0029, 0034 NFI C40LF YU020640, 657, 660, 664, 669 2000 CNG Ex Omnitrans (CA), same numbers. Used for Fort Irwin service.
8025, 8028, 8031 NFI C40LF 1P022748, 751, 754 2001 CNG From Phoenix Airport (AZ). Veolia owned buses. Used for Fort Irwin service.

Governance[edit]

Victor Valley Transit Authority is administered by a Board of Directors, made up five Members (each with an alternate). The four board members from the cities are elected council persons assigned to VVTA by their respective city councils. The fifth Board member is the San Bernardino 1st District Supervisor (generally a staff person or the supervisor represents the County as the alternate). The Board is required under the JPA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)to meet at least one time each quarter of each fiscal year. Board meetings are generally held every month . All meetings are held in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Board meetings are presided by the Board-appointed Chair. The Board of Directors is responsible for such acts as adopting the budget, approving route and schedule changes, holding the yearly unmet needs hearings, public hearings as required, appointing the CEO/General Manager, appointing a technical advisory committee, establishing policy, and adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of business. The VVTA Technical Advisory (TAC) committee is the working group for the VVTA Board. It is composed of a staff member from each of the cities and County who is generally appointed by the City Manager, County Supervisor. The TAC takes direction from the Board to make recommendations on policy issues. In addition, TAC reviews monthly all suggested Board agenda items and decides on what actions to recommend to the Board for approval.[8]

Website[edit]

VVTA is also actively utilizing the web to improve its services to customers and the general public. Information about routes and schedules and new programs and press releases.

You can also track the buses live by clicking on "Where's My Bus" on the left side of the home page.

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