Victor Valley Transit Authority Celebrates 30 Years Of Service Excellence
The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) marked its 30th anniversary with a heartfelt ceremony, underlining the organization’s three-decade commitment to serving the High Desert community. The celebration took place at VVTA’s headquarters on Smoke Tree Street, in Hesperia, CA, on October 20.
The highlight of the celebration was the unveiling of a special anniversary bus adorned with the message, “Celebrating with our Riders for 30 Years.” This commemorative day was made even more significant as the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors bestowed upon VVTA the honor of having every October 20 designated as “Victor Valley Transit Day” for the next five years.
The event, attended by local officials including Assemblyman Juan Carrillo and mayors for Adelanto, Barstow and Victorville, CA, paid tribute to VVTA’s remarkable journey and dedication to serving the High Desert community.
Other notable highlights included appetizers from the Sultana High School Culinary Arts Program, and Susan Tracey, a 30-year VVTA bus operator, being recognized by PIO Chris Ackerman for her service to VVTA passengers since the first day of operation.
Nancie Goff, CEO of Victor Valley Transit Authority, spoke about the organization’s achievements, emphasizing its commitment to accessibility and sustainability.
She noted, “As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we reflect on the extraordinary journey that has brought us to this significant milestone. We’ve expanded our reach, increased efficiency, and made our services more accessible to everyone.”
VVTA has achieved several significant milestones, including the introduction of eco-friendly transportation options and a partnership with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to enhance safety for passengers and drivers.
“VVTA’s unwavering dedication to fostering ‘meaningful connections’ within the community has led to its success over the years,” according to a press release.
Key achievements in VVTA’s 30-year journey include:
- Expansion of Services: VVTA has continually expanded its services, offering an array of routes to cater to residents’ needs, including fixed-routes, commuter services, VanPool, ADA paratransit, and Micro-Link, VVTA’s micro-transit service.
- Modernization: VVTA has embraced technological advancements, incorporating innovations such as real-time tracking, mobile apps, and contactless payment options to improve the passenger experience.
- Environmental Initiatives: VVTA remains committed to reducing its environmental footprint by incorporating cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions into its fleet, including Battery Electric Buses.
- Community Engagement: The authority has cultivated strong ties with the local community through outreach programs, partnerships with schools, nonprofit agencies, and participation in community events.
- Accessibility: VVTA has worked to ensure that public transportation is accessible to all residents, including those with disabilities or special needs.
“As Victor Valley Transit Authority commemorates its 30th anniversary, it remains dedicated to enhancing the quality of public transportation services, reducing its environmental impact, and staying at the forefront of technological advancements,” the release added. “The celebration serves as a testament to the strength, adaptability, and unwavering commitment of VVTA and its community partners.”
Nancie Goff concluded by stating, “Victor Valley Transit Authority’s 30th anniversary is not merely a celebration of the past; it is a commitment to the future. Together, we will continue to connect communities, enhance lives, and build a brighter, more sustainable future for the Victor Valley region.”