Ventura County Transportation Commission Set to Vote On Proposal To Save Threatened Commuter Bus Service

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 10:10am

The future of a commuter bus system on the South Coast which serves some 800,000 people a year has been up in the air for the last few weeks, following word that the company which provides the service is bankrupt.

Coach America is going to stop providing “VISTA” bus service, news which left many commuters stunned, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission scrambling to find a replacement.

It’s not an easy hole to fill, because the bus company was operating 28 buses on a variety of routes in the region.
But, officials think a Ventura County company may be the answer.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports the County’s Transportation Commission is set to consider a five million dollar plus contract today to keep the buses rolling.

Click on link to listen to/download story: VISTA Bus Crisis

UPDATE (11:45 FRIDAY) The Ventura County Transportation Commission approved the proposed deal with Roadrunner Shuttle to continue VISTA service.

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