Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

Help us to understand your transit needs, Ventura County! VCTC wants your input. Would you like to expand existing bus and dial-a-ride service? Add new bus routes? Your feedback will help Ventura County’s transit operators understand where you need to go and how to help you get there. Make your voice heard at our February Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing or simply take our online survey.

The comment period has been extended to March 21, 2017.

Take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6TFWTT

Participa en la encuesta: www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JDJBVS

Attend the public hearing:

Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Fillmore City Hall
250 Central Avenue
Fillmore, CA 93015

Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Santa Paula City Hall
970 Ventura Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Note that the meeting will be part of the regular council meetings. Check agenda.

Or help us spread the word by downloading and sharing this meeting and fact sheet.

Or visit goventura.org

Valley Express Specific Workshops:

Wednesday, March 15, at 4:30 pm

Community Workshop
Piru Elementary School (Multi-Purpose Room) 3811 E. Center St Piru, CA 93040

Wednesday, March 15, at 7:00 pm

Community Workshop
Santa Paula Senior Center (Westside Room)
530 W Main St
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 pm

Community Workshop
Fillmore Active Adults Center
533 Santa Clara Avenue
Fillmore, CA 93015

Survey here: HVCommunitySurvey


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2 Responses to Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

  1. Sheryl Hamlin March 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Transit in VC is non-existent. Valley Transit does not work, except for the dial-a-ride, and the 6% fare box recovery is shocking. The General Plan draft misses the link between jobs and transit completely. There should be a ring of county transit hubs (metrolink, rail) to which reliable bus service connects providing connections to LAX, Santa Clarita, DTLA, etc. The reason the VCTC tax failed because it was too auto-centric … choosing to widen freeways on the west side of the county primarily. If people work in areas where there are jobs, then there should be transit to those areas. It does not appear that VCTC is thinking in these terms. It is hard to imagine that VC planners approved three major housing projects, Limoneira (along 126), Williams Homes (Saticoy and Telegraph), and another at Wells and Telegraph, with NO plan to provide transit. In fact, the circulation plans for all of these projects is 100% auto-centric including dangerous left turns. With the county’s population growth less than 1%, it should be obvious that unless people can easily get to jobs, they won’t move to VC. And particularly seniors have no incentive to relocate to VC with the lack of transit. It is clear that transit is low priority given that it does not appear in the report until 100 pages after the automobile section. The county is doomed with such retrograde planning.

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    • Citizen Reporter March 15, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Actually, the VCTC plan didn’t fail because it was auto-centric, it failed because it was too expensive and had idiotic provisions for overpriced bike paths, non cost-effective trains which hardly anyone will ride and buses which require enormous ongoing subsidies.

      VC was designed as a suburban/rural layout, not a densely-packed urban corridor lending itself to mass transit. However, busy bodies are always working furiously to turn it into their version of a rack ’em, stack ’em densified urban nightmare, like many of us came here to get away from.

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