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LAVTA Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

For the 21st consecutive year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence Award in Financial Reporting. This award was received for LAVTA’s excellence in financial reporting in their 2016 Comprehensive Annual

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LAVTA Passes Annual California Highway Patrol Inspection

For the 14th consecutive year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has inspected the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA) operations and maintenance facility. LAVTA received the highest rating available, with no safety violations found.  The random inspection included a

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Additional Service Added to Dublin School Routes

During the school year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) operates special routes designed to help students get to and from school. The start of the 2017/18 school year has brought unprecedented ridership to the Wheels routes serving Dublin Schools. LAVTA is aware of the

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Service and Schedule Adjustments Coming Saturday August 12

Service and schedule adjustments to most Wheels and Rapid routes will take effect Saturday August 12. The changes include a modification to the Route 14 routing and a new afternoon boarding location for service to Dublin High School. In addition, many other schedules have had minor adjustments

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Wheels Extends Go Dublin Discount with Uber, Lyft and Desoto Cab

Wheels announced that it has extended Go Dublin, its popular ridesharing discount with Uber, Lyft and DeSoto Cab through December 31, 2017. Go Dublin is the innovative pilot program launched in Dublin, California that provides a discount on trips taken on Uber, Lyft and Desoto Cab.  Through the

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Wheels to Run Weekend Service on 4th of July

Wheels will be running Weekend Service on the 4th of July.  The Customer Service Center at the Livermore Transit Center will be closed.  See all route detours here.  Riders with questions can call Customer Service at 925-455-4500.

Participate in Upcoming Community Listening Sessions

The City of Pleasanton and Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA)/Wheels is hosting community listening sessions for the Mobility Forward: Tri-Valley Paratransit Study. The study will focus on improving paratransit services for older adults, as well as people with disabilities

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Wheels Seeking Input on Proposed Bus Service Changes

In response to customer feedback about connectivity and routing, Wheels is considering changes to a number of routes effective Fall 2017. Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted through April 30, 2017. Final recommended changes will be presented to the Board at their May 1st meeting.

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Members Sought for Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels Bus system and Dial-A-Ride paratransit service in the Tri-Valley, is seeking applications for members and alternates to serve on the Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee (WAAC). Members on the WAAC represent the

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Wheels to Run Weekend+ Service on MLK Day, January 16th

Wheels will run Weekend Plus service on MLK Day, January 16th. The Customer Service Center will be open regular hours. The Wheels Administrative offices will be closed.   Weekend Plus service includes the weekend schedule for routes 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15 and 30R, as well as the regular weekday

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Wheels Bus School Route Schedules for Finals

Are you a student or parent looking for monthly changes to middle school and high school route schedules? Please click on the appropriate link below for updates: January 2017 December 2016

Wheels Makes Commuting Simpler by Integrating with Transit App

Wheels announced that Wheels is now available on Transit App, a popular phone app that makes commuting easy. Transit App, now available for download on the App Store and Google Play, allows commuters to plan their trip on demand and get real-time departure and arrival times for public

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Wheels Elects New Board Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2017

The Board of Directors of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of Wheels bus service, has elected Steven Spedowfski Board Chair and Karla Brown Vice Chair for its Fiscal Year 2017 beginning July 1st. Mr. Spedowfski served as Vice Chair on LAVTA’s Board of Directors in

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Wheels Dedicates New “Space Age” Bus Shelter Mural in Livermore

Wheels dedicated a new Art Shelter Mural located on Vasco Road in Livermore Thursday, June 2nd. The newest shelter is the seventeenth shelter in Wheels Art Shelter Mural Project and is titled “Wheels – Ticket to Paradise”. The mural was created by Granada High School art students under

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Wheels to Dedicate new Art Shelter Mural Project in Livermore

Wheels invites all to attend the dedication of its new Art Shelter Mural Project located on east side of Vasco Rd at the Mesquite gate in front of Lawrence Livermore National Labs in Livermore on Thursday, June 2th at 4:00 p.m. The newest piece entitled “Wheels – Ticket to Paradise”

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Wheels Approves Major Changes in Bus Service Effective August 13th

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Board of Directors approved major changes to the Wheels bus system that include improved access to BART and ACE stations, Las Positas College, and other important destinations in the Tri-Valley. The changes are slated to go into effect

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20th Consecutive Financial Excellence Award Received by Wheels

For the 20th consecutive year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence Award in Financial Reporting. This award was received for LAVTA’s excellence in financial reporting in their 2015 Comprehensive Annual

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Wheels Bus System Passes Annual CHP Inspection

For the 13th consecutive year, the California Highway Patrol has inspected the Wheels bus system and found no safety violations. The random inspection included a detailed check of Wheels buses and maintenance records, as well as a review of licensing, training and testing of bus operators.

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Members Sought for Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee

Wheels Bus is seeking applications for members and alternates to serve on the Wheels Accessible Advisory Committee (WAAC).  Members on the WAAC represent the cities of Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, unincorporated Alameda County and Tri-Valley social/human services agencies.

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Elected Officials Discuss Expediting BART to ACE Rail Connection

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Altamont Regional Rail Working Group was held on Wednesday, February 10th at the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority offices to discuss potential BART and ACE Rail linkages to better connect the Bay Area-Central Valley region. Focus from the

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Wheels New Website Offers Improved Transit Information for Customers

Wheels customers can now take advantage of the agency’s new and improved website – www.wheelsbus.com. It offers a variety of user-friendly services including real time bus arrival information, rider service alerts, Google trip planner and enhanced social media feeds. “Our new website gives

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Wheels to Adjust Schedules for Upcoming Holidays

Wheels will be operating the following service for the Christmas Holiday: Thursday, December 24th – Enhanced Saturday Service Schedule – All normal Saturday service plus the addition of limited service on Routes 20X and 70X Friday, December 25th – Special Service –

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Wheels Stuff a Bus Food Drive Celebrates Season of Sharing

As the holiday season approaches, local food banks are in need of essential supplies. To provide support, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system in the Tri-Valley, will host its annual “Stuff-A-Bus” holiday food drive. The event is being held on

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Clipper Expands to Wheels November 1st

Wheels will be accepting Clipper, the Bay Area’s transit fare payment card, beginning November 1st. Wheels joins three other East Bay agencies including County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT in offering Clipper. The four transit agencies will accept Clipper cards loaded with e-cash

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Clipper Accepted on Wheels Beginning November 1st

Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 13 Bay Area transit systems, is expanding this Sunday, Nov. 1, to four more bus services in the East Bay: County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT and Wheels. The four transit agencies will accept Clipper cards loaded

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Wheels Announces Public Workshops

hosting a second round of public workshops to gather comments on potential future Wheels route changes as part of its Wheels Forward initiative.

16 Days to Make Transit a Priority

We just have 16 days to make transit a priority and convince Governor Brown and legislative leaders to provide funding for alternative transportation including public transit projects in this year’s transportation funding package. To aid in this effort the California Transit Association

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Justin Giffin Winner in Wheels Bike Contest

Wheels announced today that Justin Giffin of Livermore is the winner of the Trek Bike in its popular Facebook contest. Over the past couple of months, Wheels received hundreds of entries and Facebook likes for a chance to win a Trek bike. Wheels thanks Livermore Cyclery for helping with the

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How to Use Wheels to Get to the Fair

Livermore residents who live along the Route 10, can board at any of the many bus stops along East Avenue, Railroad Avenue, Stanley Boulevard, and off-board at First & Neal Streets.

Wheels Launches Study to Improve Public Transit System

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the popular Wheels bus system, including the Tri-Valley Rapid, is conducting a study to analyze bus routes and transportation demand to make improvements to the public transit system.

Like Wheels Bus on Facebook and enter to win a Free Bike!

Wheels is giving away a free bike just for liking us on Facebook.  Here’s how:  just click the link on the left “Win a Bike!” and enter your information and like Wheels Bus on Facebook.  It’s that easy!  Deadline for entries is July 8, 2015 and you must be 18 or older to

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Visit Wheels Energizer Station Tomorrow for Bike to Work Day

Join Wheels in celebrating Bike to Work Day tomorrow, May 14th. Ride on the new bike trail connecting Livermore and Pleasanton and enjoy free refreshments and giveaways at our Energizer Station on Stanley near the Shadowcliffs Recreation Center. We’ll be there from 7am to 9am. Plus, like

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Local/State Transportation Leaders Stand Up for Transportation

Call for Renewal of Federal Transportation Legislation #StandUpforTransportation Top officials from more than a dozen local and state transportation agencies are joining together today in San Francisco to show solidarity with the national Stand Up for Transportation campaign. Starting at 1 p.m.

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19th Consecutive Financial Excellence Award Received by LAVTA

For the 19th consecutive year, LAVTA has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence Award in financial reporting. This award was received for LAVTA’s excellence in financial reporting in their 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Government Finance

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Measure B Tax Dollars Help Keep the Wheels Bus System Rolling

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of Wheels Bus system, relies on the tax dollar support of Alameda County’s Measure B to provide fixed route and paratransit bus service to residents in the Tri-Valley. Measure B provides essential funding to operate the Wheels bus

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Wheels Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dennis Mochon Public Information Officer Office: 925-455-7558 Email: dmochon@lavta.org LIVERMORE, Calif., October 7, 2014 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system in the Tri-Valley announced

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Putting Your Measure B Tax Dollars to Work

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 22, 2014 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) is the operator of Wheels Fixed Route and Paratransit bus service in the Tri-Valley. Wheels was founded in 1985 under a Joint Powers Agreement to provide public transit in the Cities of Dublin, Livermore,

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