VCTC adds morning commute run along Highway 126
Santa Paula News
Published: September 25, 2013
More Heritage Valley residents are riding public transit. And the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) has responded by adding an additional “morning commute” run to accommodate the increased demand. The new service will go into effect on Monday, September 23, 2013.
“The 9 a.m. trip on VISTA’s popular Highway 126 service has been averaging 40-50 passengers each day. However, with Ventura College starting its fall semester, we expect the total to increase to 70 riders daily,” noted Vic Kamhi, VCTC’s Bus Transit Director. “Our goal is to offer a reliable and comfortable transportation alternative, and the additional bus will ensure everyone has a seat.”
The new morning trip will originate at Santa Paula City Hall and run in tandem with VISTA’s 9 a.m. departure from Fillmore. The new service will operate on weekdays only. Demand for the additional bus service will be evaluated again in Spring 2014. Since fall classes resumed, the number of riders traveling to the College has increased significantly.
VISTA’s fall operating schedule (Highway 126, CSUCI, East County, and Highway 101 service) went into effect on August 26, 2013. The new VISTA 126 service will be effective September 23, 2013.
For information regarding VCTC and the VISTA bus, visit www.goventura.org or call (800) 438-1112.