By Staff Reports
(Barstow)– Due to low ridership and extreme cost of service, Barstow Area Transit / Victor Valley Transit Authority will discontinue Route 6 Fort Irwin Flyer (shopper bus service). The final day of service will be Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Following a review of the high cost and low ridership of the service, it was reported to the Barstow City Council that funding for the service could not be included in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget, which began July 1, 2015.
The route, which provides connections between Fort Irwin and Barstow shopping locations, averaged fewer than 39 riders per month at a cost of in excess of $100.00 per person each way.
For questions, contact VVTA Customer Service (Administration) 760-948-4021 Extension 140 or 760-948-3990 (Telephone Device for the Deaf).