Victor Valley Transit Authority
|Parent||San Bernardino Associated Governments|
|Headquarters||17150 Smoke Tree St.
|Service area||Victor Valley |
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
|Hubs||1 maintenance, 1 bus storage facility|
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. 
Origins of the VVTA
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).
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
- 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)
- 33 Adelanto
- 40 Apple Valley North
- 46 Hesperia Deviation
- 47 Apple Valley South
|Type of Fare||Cash Fare||Day Pass||31-Day Pass||Monthly Pass|
|Mega Pass* (Senior/Disabled)||N/A||N/A||N/A||$87.50|
|Fixed Route Student||$1.00||$3.25||$40.00||N/A|
|Fixed Route Senior/Disabled||$0.60||$1.75||$25.00||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|
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|
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.|
|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.|
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.
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.