What is proposed?
The City is considering route changes for Vista Transit, which coul take effect as early as 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.
Share your input
The proposed changes are now open for public comment, following a public hearing before the City Council on Thursday, April 25. Input was also received from about 40 members of the public at an open house on Thursday, April 18. To submit a comment via the online form, click here. The proposal, and all comments received, will return to council for further discussion at its Tuesday, May 21, work session at 3:00 p.m. in City Hall.