Lancaster – October 13, 2020, Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) announced today that they will resume regular local and commuter service schedules starting Monday, October 19, 2020.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, AVTA’s Local Transit Routes will return to their regular schedule for most of the local routes. Routes 94, 97, and 98 will not resume service until Antelope Valley schools return to regular schedules. Additionally, Routes 747 to Edwards AFB and 748 to Mojave Air and Space Port are unable to return to regular service at this time.
All other local fixed routes will return to their regular schedules on October 19, 2020.
AVTA’s Commuter Routes 785, 786, 787, and the Transporter Route 790 will also return to regular commuter schedules on Monday October 19, 2020.
“AVTA’s return to regular service levels will help Antelope Valley residents and businesses begin to return to normal routines,” stated AVTA Board Chairman Marvin Crist. “Be assured that AVTA will continue to uphold the health and safety of our passengers and employees as our top priority.”
Recent studies show that public transportation is safe. There is no correlation with the spread of the coronavirus and the use of public transportation. However, AVTA will continue a policy of 50% reduced maximum seated occupancy and operators and riders will continue to observe social distancing. A mask or cloth face covering is still required to be worn in order to board and ride the bus until further notice.
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.