Reports & Projects

GCTD Buses

Annual Reports

GCTD’s publishes an annual report providing a summary of the organization’s achievements, as well as the operating and financial activities over the past year.

Budgets & Financial

The Finance department of Gold Coast Transit District is entrusted to properly transact and record all the financial activities of the agency. Each year, the department prepares and issues a balanced budget, interim financial statements and a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Annual Report) for the general public to view and for compliance with other governmental agencies. *To view the State Compensation Report, go here.  



Designing transit service in Ventura County provides challenges that are unique to us, due to the mixture of rural and urban areas and the diverse needs of our community. Before making changes, we analyze ridership data, on-board passenger surveys, public and employee input and county-wide demographic data to design quality bus service.  Additionally, GCTD partners with the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), as well as the local jurisdictions to provide transit services to the community.  
  • Bus Stop Improvement Plan

    GCTD’s Bus Stop Improvement Plan aims to improve the quality of bus stops throughout GCTD’s service area. The plan provides recommendations to improve the safety, accessibility and comfort at the bus stops we serve.

  • Bus Stop Balancing & Consolidation

    Bus stop consolidation makes trips faster for passengers by reducing the amount of stops on a route and balances spacing.  It can reduce maintenance costs which can be redirected for improvements.  A trade off may be longer walking distances between stops.

    Purpose And Benefits

    • Fewer stops allow faster and more consistent travel time.
    • Resources and amenities (shelters, etc.) can be directed to high demand stops.
    • More even and balanced spacing between stops.

    Where & When To Apply

    • Recommended on streets with eight or more stops per mile.
    • For routes with a high number of stops and a large number of riders.
    • In high density, walkable corridors with many destinations.
  • Short Range Transit Plan

    A Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) is intended to provide the public with information about the Gold Coast Transit District’s (GCTD) transit services and operational needs.  The SRTP planning period is generally for five years, but may cover longer periods, typically seven to 10 years. The plan is based on a combination of extensive community input and an analysis of system performance and demographic data.  Through this process, the services, fleet needs, capital and operating costs. revenues, new services and projects are assessed, and recommendations are made. While this SRTP is financially constrained based on current funding levels, it also includes options for service expansion and operational improvements should additional funding become available.

    GCTD is planning the development of its next SRTP covering the period of FY 2024 – FY 2029.  To learn more and contribute to the survey today, click here!

    The link to its previous SRTP is available below.

  • Ridership Map
  • Service Planning Guidelines
  • Passenger Surveys

    A strong understanding of passenger needs is critical for GCTD to continue to deliver a responsible transit service that is efficient, attractive and convenient.

  • Building Transit Supportive Communities Plan

    GCTD, in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and with stakeholder input has developed a “Building Transit Supportive Communities” plan in order to identify strategies that local jurisdictions, developers, non-profits, architects and other decision makers can use to support and facilitate quality public transportation, active transportation and improved air quality in our communities.