On September 20, 2021, Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), will resume full local and commuter service to those in the AV community that count on AVTA to get them where they need to go.
On Monday, September 20, AVTA’s Local Transit Routes will return to their regular schedule. Route 8, servicing the Palmdale and Lancaster campuses of Antelope Valley College, will have a minor schedule modification to provide improved opportunity charging of AVTA’s electric bus on this route.
Additionally, Commuter Service Routes 785, 786, 787, and the Transporter Route 790 will return to full service. Commuter route schedules have been changed to adopt recommendations made by the Regional Transit Plan and approved by the AVTA Board of Directors in 2019, but delayed due to the pandemic.
- Route 785, Runs 4 and 5 have been merged into one run.
- Route 785, Runs 8 and 9 have been merged into one run.
- Route 786, Runs 4 and 5 have been merged into one run.
- Route 787, Runs 7, 8, and 9 have been merged into one run.
Recent studies show that public transportation is safe. There is no identified correlation with the spread of the coronavirus and the use of public transportation. However, both Federal and County Law require masks or face coverings be worn at all times in transportation centers, at bus stops, and on all public transportation vehicles. Failure to comply constitutes a violation of Federal law.
Visit the AVTA website to download the new Local Transit Service and Commuter Service maps and schedules brochures. You may also pick up these new schedules at the AVTA office in Lancaster. New printed schedules will be placed in AVTA vehicles for September 20.
Routes 747 and 748 will not resume service to Edwards Air Force Base and Mojave Air and Space Port on September 20, 2021. AVTA is currently working to resume these routes as soon as possible.
AVTA provides local, commuter and dial-a-ride service to a population of more than 450,000 residents in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale as well as the unincorporated portions of northern Los Angeles County. Our total service area covers 1,200 square miles and it is bounded by the Kern County line to the north, the San Bernardino County line to the east, the Angeles National Forest to the south, and Interstate 5 to the West.