What is proposed?
Vista Transit may be undergoing some route changes, effective July 1, 2019. The changes were developed based on the findings of the Vista Transit Operational Efficiency Study, which was completed in 2018 to meet a strategic objective set by the City Council.
The proposed changes, presented to City Council on February 26, include consolidating the five current routes into three, running on one-hour loops. While the entire loop length has increased, the overall trip time for most riders should decrease, thanks to the addition of more transfer stops.
All transfers will be free-of-charge; simply show the driver your day pass ($3.00) or monthly pass. Riders can purchase a single ride ($1.25) when boarding, then present the ride receipt to the Transit Center for credit toward the purchase of a Day Pass (same day).
Other proposed changes include extended service hours of all routes, which are proposed to run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are no proposed changes to Saturday service.
Who decides what is final?
The proposed changes will be considered by City Council at a public hearing on Thursday, April 25 at the regular City Council Meeting at 5 p.m. If Council approves the proposal, it will go out for a formal 30-day public comment period.
Share your thoughts!
Vista Transit will hold an open house on Thursday, April 18, to explain the proposed changes. Everyone is welcome to stop by the Transit Center between noon and 6 p.m. to learn more, ask questions, and provide input. The Transit Center is located at 2050 E. Wilcox Drive.