LAVTA Activities Related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) would like to assure our passengers, employees and all Tri-Valley residents that we are taking appropriate precautions to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Alameda County Public Health Department, and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

LAVTA’s actions to date include:
• Disinfecting all Wheels, Rapid and Dial-a-Ride buses once each day – including driver compartments, fareboxes, Clipper card readers, handrails, stanchions, seats, and other onboard hard surfaces.
• Offering our bus operators individual hand sanitizer dispensers and gloves.
• Supplying our employees with hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfecting wipes at all LAVTA facilities.
• Providing our passengers and employees with fact sheets and guidance provided by the CDC, including posters displayed on LAVTA vehicles and in all LAVTA facilities and on digital display signs on our buses.
• Asking any employee displaying symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 to self-quarantine. Should that happen, we would report such incidents to the local health officials and the CDC.

The more than 7,000 daily passengers who use our transit service can do their part as well to help prevent the spread of this disease by following the CDC’s guidance, which includes the following tips:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

We will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis and will take additional actions if warranted or recommended by local or national health organization.

LAVTA & BART to Implement Schedule Adjustments Effective February 10, 2020

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority  (LAVTA) will implement schedule adjustments to most Wheels and Rapid routes effective Monday February 10. These changes coincide with schedule changes on BART services to the Dublin/Pleasanton Stations. Weekday BART trains will be departing two minutes earlier than the current schedule. In order to maintain optimal transfer timing between our buses and BART, schedules for Wheels and Rapid buses that serve the East Dublin/Pleasanton Station will be adjusted accordingly.

In addition to these changes, schedules on Routes 501, 502 and 504 to Dublin High School and Route 602 to Foothill High School will be adjusted with earlier morning departure times. These changes are necessary in order to improve timely arrivals for students at those schools.

New timetables, marked “New Schedule February 10, 2020” are available on all Wheels and Rapid buses and are available on the LAVTA website at wheelsbus.com. Additional information is available by calling our Customer Service Center at (925) 455-7500.

Hiring Bus Drivers and Mechanics NOW!!

We’re looking for friendly individuals who enjoy driving and helping people along in their daily travels.

MV Transportation is now hiring full-time and part-time drivers to operate Wheels and Rapid buses in the Tri-Valley area. MV offers competitive wages and benefits, including paid holidays, vacation and sick time, health and dental insurance and more! A sign on bonus is also available.

You do not need previous experience driving a bus. Get paid while you train!

Walk in applications welcome Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 200, Livermore, CA 94551. Questions? Call (925) 455-7517.

Can’t stop by? Click here to apply online.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess, or able to obtain a valid Class A, or B California Driver’s License with Passenger and Air-brake endorsement or have a CDL permit with Passenger endorsement (Paid training will be provided to non-CDL holders)
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Knowledge of the Tri-Valley area helpful (Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin)

MV Transportation is also hiring experienced mechanics. Click here to see the job requirements or to submit an application online. Walk in applications are also welcome Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 200, Livermore, CA 94551.

 

Use Up Those Fare Buster and 10-Ride Tickets by December 31!!

In October 2018, the LAVTA Board voted to end the sale of paper tickets effective January 1, 2019. In order to give our passengers time to use up any tickets that had already been purchased, it was decided that the paper Fare Buster and Senior/Disabled 10-Ride Tickets would still be accepted for fare payment through December 31, 2019.

If you have some stashed away, now is the time to find them and use them.

PUSD sponsored fares and early/later trips on Routes 605 and 611 end on 10/14/2019

During the solar panel construction project at Amador Valley High School, The Pleasanton Unified School District has sponsored free fares on the Route 605 and 611 as an incentive to encourage students to ride Wheels buses while the parking lot was under construction. The construction is scheduled for completion on Monday October 14. As a result, regular fares will apply on these two routes beginning Tuesday October 15. Cash fare is $2.00 each way and Day Passes are available for $3.75. A discounted Student Fare of $1.60 is available only with the Youth Clipper Card. The cards are available at the LAVTA offices, the downtown Livermore Transit Center or online at https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/discounts/youth.do

In addition to the fare changes, the PUSD sponsored early Route 605 and 611 buses that arrive at AVHS at 6:40 am and the late buses that leave AVHS at 4:12 pm will no longer operate after Monday October 14.

It’s Back to School Time! Route, Schedule and Fare Information Available Now!

It’s that time again. Get all of the information you need to plan your child’s transportation to and from school this fall. We have a special page set up with all of the details.

Our annual Try Transit to School promotion enables Tri-Valley middle and high school students to ride free on all regularly scheduled Wheels and Rapid bus routes for two weeks. This year the promotion runs from August 19 through September 1, 2019.

The lowest cost way to ride Wheels and Rapid buses is with a Youth Clipper Card. The Youth Clipper Card fare is only $1.60 per trip, versus $2.00 if paying with cash. Youth Clipper Cards are available at the downtown Livermore Transit Center and LAVTA’s Administrative Offices at 1362 Rutan Court, Livermore. You can see the eligibility requirements and even apply online by clicking here.