Good news! Youth Ride Free on Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD), Ventura County's largest public transit agency serving the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, and the County areas in between the cities.
The Youth Ride Free program will be honored on all transit operators in Ventura County. Participating operators include Camarillo Area Transit, Gold Coast Transit District, Kanan Shuttle, Moorpark City Transit, Ojai Trolley, Simi Valley Transit, Thousand Oaks Transit, Valley Express, VCTC Intercity Transit Service.
The program covers free rides to youth 18 years old and under, or older youth currently enrolled in high school. ID's will not be required in most cases, but older students should be prepared to show an ID to verify eligibility. GCTD provides free YOUTH ID's upon request for free.
For trip planning, GCTD offers a variety of tools. Our bilingual Customer Service Center team is available to help plan your student's trip and answer your questions. Online tools are available by visiting utilizing GCTD's Trip Planner on the homepage and entering your origin and destination information, or utilizing one of several planning apps including, GOVCBus app, Ventura County's official transit app.
Reminder, wearing masks on board is recommended, but not required.