LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will be delaying the implementation of its service changes due to unforeseen problems, the agency announced Thursday.
The service changes, which were originally scheduled to take effect Monday, will now take effect on Aug. 29.
“We are now working to get the message out to our customers that we are delaying the service change for a few weeks,” stated Executive Director Len Engel. “We regret any inconvenience this may cause passengers who may have already planned their personal schedules to accommodate the new service changes.”
AVTA’s upcoming service changes will focus on improving route directness, reducing travel time, transferability, and schedule frequency, according to the agency. AVTA’s board of directors approve the recommendations at its meeting on May 24.
The changes include new or modified versions of existing routes, renamed or renumbered routes to reflect their service type or areas served, and balancing weekend service to match ridership demands.
Route 1 will see frequency increased from 30 minutes to 20 minutes during peak hours. Saturday service frequency on Route 1 will be improved from 60 to 30 minutes most of the day and extended to 10 p.m. Modifications to routes that serve the communities of Lake LA, Littlerock and Pearblossom will improve connectivity to inner-city services and schools, while maintaining their existing frequency, AVTA officials said.
Complete details of all service changes can be found on www.avta.com.
[Information via news release from The Antelope Valley Transit Authority.]
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