Rider Alert – Service Levels

In anticipation of declining resources, ridership, and public health mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) plans to utilize a five-level service reduction process to provide our passengers with an easy way to find out what services are still available. Under each Service Level, Dial-a-Ride paratransit services would continue to operate but may be limited based on resource availability. Check this page daily for updates.

Monday March 30, 2020

At this time, we are operating at  Service Level 2

Effective Monday April 6, we will begin operating at Service Level 3


Service Level 1: Regular service, no disruptions

  • All Wheels and Rapid buses operating on regular schedules
  • Dial-a-Ride Paratransit, Para-taxi and GoDublin still available
  • Supplemental school routes discontinued until school resumes

Service Level 2: Frequency reductions on Rapid Routes, other reductions

  • Rapid Routes 10R and 30R will operate on a 30 minute frequency during hours when 15 minute frequency is currently offered
  • Routes 20X and 580X will not operate due to extremely low ridership; alternate service available using Route 30R
  • Route 2 will not operate due to extremely low ridership; alternate service available using LAVTA’s GoDublin program
  • Routes 53 and 54 continue to operate subject to continuation of ACE service
  • Dial-a-Ride Paratransit, Para-taxi and GoDublin still available

Service Level 3: Weekend service schedules except for Rapid routes

  • Rapid Routes 10R and 30R will continue to operate at the Service Level 2 frequencies
  • Routes 1, 3, 8, 14 and 15 will operate on weekend schedules
  • Routes 53 and 54 continue to operate subject to continuation of ACE service
  • Route 2, 11, 20X, 70X and 580X will not operate
  • All service after 11pm discontinued
  • Dial-a-Ride Paratransit, Para-taxi and GoDublin still available

 Service Level 4: Additional service frequency reductions

  • Service frequency on Rapid Routes 10R and 30R changed to hourly
  • Weekend service level continues on Routes 1, 3, 8, 14 and 15
  • Routes 53 and 54 continue to operate subject to continuation of ACE service
  • All service after 9pm discontinued

Service Level 5: No service

  • All service discontinued due to public health mandates or other circumstances beyond our control

As a reminder, the Alameda County Health Officer’s Shelter in Place order limits usage of public transportation (including Dial-a-Ride Paratransit) to a specific set of “Essential Travel” mandates, which primarily permit travel only for the following reasons:

  • Performing tasks or activities essential to personal or family health and safety;
  • Obtaining necessary services and supplies, including perishable goods, food and medical supplies

For a full list of permissible “Essential Travel” categories, visit the Alameda County Public Health Department website at acphd.org.