Service Changes Start Sunday, July 24, 2022

GCTD implementing service changes Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Passenger alert! Review the revised schedules before changes start Sunday. Bus book available now.

Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) will implement biannual service changes this Sunday, July 24, 2022. GCTD is making schedule adjustments to improve reliability, on-time performance, and connectivity.  The span of service will remain the same, while also preserving in demand frequency during peak afternoon hours.

The following is a summary of the schedule adjustments:

  • ROUTE 16 (Downtown Ojai – Pacific View Mall): Minor adjustment to the last evening trip to Ojai to allow for better connections from the Ventura Transfer Center (VTC). 
  • ROUTE 18 (School Tripper Service): Schedules adjusted to match new school dismissal schedule
  • Minor Weekday Adjustments to Routes: 4A, 5, 6, 8, 23
  • Minor Weekend Adjustments to Routes: 1A/B, 6, 21
  • No Changes to Routes: 2, 3, 4B, 7, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19

Additionally, after reviewing passenger feedback and requests, GCTD has implemented a policy change regarding the use of electric and foldable bikes.  GCTD now allows passengers to board with foldable bikes, electric bikes, and electric scooters.  Non-foldable electric bikes will also be allowed on the bus bike rack. All personal e-devices must have sealed lithium-ion batteries.  No gas-powered bikes allowed.

Printed schedules, “Bus Books”, are now available on all buses, at the Customer Service Center, online, and various locations around the County. A bilingual information sheet summarizing all bus service changes is also available here. If you use trip planning Apps like the GOVCBUS app, schedule changes will appear by July 23rd. 

Reminder: Masks are highly recommended when riding public transit but are not required. Masks are available on buses and at the Customer Service Center upon request.

Additionally, in an effort to help keep buses and flow of people moving, all passengers are strongly encouraged to use prepaid or contactless fare payment to pay the fare. GCTD will continue to offer free rides to people going to vaccine appointments (by showing your appointment or vaccine card) as well as free rides for seniors over 75, college students or young children under 45” tall. Reduced fares (1/2 off) are available for seniors 65 and up. For more information on services, fares, reduced fare programs, please call GCTD at 805-487-4222, Mon-Fri 8am-6pm or review our How to Ride section of our website.