Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority
|Parent||Ventura County Transportation Commission|
|Headquarters||950 County Square Dr, Ventura|
|Service area||Ventura County, California|
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority, or VISTA is a public transit agency providing bus service in Ventura County, California. It is intended to provide an intercity bus service between Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Santa Paula, and Fillmore
Before VISTA was formed in 1994, the County of Ventura provided rudimentary intercity bus service. One line ran along US 101 with stops in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. Another service linked Thousand Oaks and Moorpark via SR 23. The City of Fillmore sponsored a few trips between Fillmore and Ventura along SR 126
Because of the limited nature of these services, the Ventura County Transportation Commission proposed a comprehensive intercity bus system.
Service on four core lines (Highway 101, Highway 126, East County and a "Central" route serving Camarillo, Camarillo State Mental Hospital, Point Mugu and Oxnard) started in July 1994. Over time these routes have been adjusted according to ridership. With the closing of Camarillo State Hospital, and the repurposing of the hospital grounds as a California State University campus, the Central route was cancelled, and two new campus shuttle routes implemented. In 1998, service was extended to Warner Center in Los Angeles County, and in 2001, service was extended to Santa Barbara.
The VISTA bus service is operated by a private company under contract to the VCTC. Due to the length of the VISTA routes, over-the-road coaches are used.
Provides service along the length of US 101 in Ventura County, originating at the Pacific View Mall, and stopping at various places in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks.
This route also originates at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, and operates along SR 126 to Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore and limited service to Piru.
VISTA East County route operates in the SR 23 corridor between Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Moorpark.
Four round trips, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, connect Oxnard, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks with the Warner Center Transit Hub and other stops at Warner Center, a business and residential complex in the western San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles County. At the transit hub, riders may connect with the Metro Orange Line and other transit services from a variety of agencies, providing access to many points in Los Angeles County.
CSUCI Camarillo and CSUCI Oxnard
These two shuttle routes connect the California State University, Channel Islands with the Camarillo Metrolink Station and the Oxnard "C" Street Transfer Center, respectively. Students are encouraged to park in the lots and use the bus to get to campus.
Dial a ride services
Cash Fares Within Ventura County:
- Adult: $1.25
- Student: $1.25
- Senior/Disabled: $.60
Santa Paula and Fillmore Dial-A-Rides:
- Adult: $1.75
- Student: $1.75
- Senior/Disabled: $.85
Conejo Connection and Coastal Express:
- Adult: $3.00
- Student: $3.00
- Senior/Disabled: $1.50
Monthly passes are also available.
- Wenzke, Marissa (November 14, 2014) "End of the road: Family business loses bus contract" Pacific Coast Business Times
- Martinez, Arlene (March 3, 2015). "Valley Express offering free bus rides today in Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru". Ventura County Star.
- "County OKs Bus Expansion to Link 8 Cities", Los Angeles Times (Ventura West Edition), 1993-11-24: 1
- Ventura County Interconnect schedule brochures: 1985-1991
- Various VISTA schedule brochures: 1992-present
- http://www.goventura.org/?q=travel-ventura Official VISTA website]