Kevin Kane, Executive Director Victor Valley Transit Authority .
The Friday bus route provides shuttle service from the El Garces in Needles through Barstow to Victorville for $12 per person. Up to 3 children per adult fare may ride free. Anyone in the Colorado River area may ride. Reservations are recommended and required for curb-to-curb service to Needles residents.
While the new bus route was created to provide alternate transportation to the courts in Barstow and Victorville, anyone from anywhere can ride for any reason. Some may want to visit family or friends, shop, or have non-court related business in Barstow or Victorville. Residents of Needles who need or want to ride the Needles Link will be given preferential treatment. While anyone can reserve a seat, Needles residents can get curb-to-curb pickup and drop off by calling 760-948-3030.
After completing curb pickups, the bus will depart from the bus stop on G Street, near the Needles Chamber of Commerce at 6:15 A.M. It will arrive in Barstow at 9:30, and in Victorville by 10:15. The bus will return to Needles at 7:15 Friday night.
Victor Valley Transit Authority will be utilizing a single, 16-passenger state-of-the-art vehicle, but more and/or larger buses will be added as demand increases.