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Members and Alternates Sought for Tri-Valley Accessible Advisory Committee
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels Bus system and Dial-A-Ride paratransit service in the Tri-Valley, is seeking applications for members to serve on the Tri-Valley Accessible Advisory Committee (TAAC). Members on the TAAC represent the cities of Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, unincorporated Alameda County and Tri-Valley social/human services agencies. Vacancies…
Federal Mandate Requiring Face Coverings on Wheels Buses Extended Through Mid-April
The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate requiring that approved face coverings be properly worn by all passengers riding on Wheels buses first became effective February 1, 2021. The mandate was most recently scheduled to expire on March 18, 2022. The mandate has now been extended again through April 18, 2022. Wheels bus operators will…
Wheels and Rapid Service Schedule for Presidents Day 2/21/2022
On Monday February 21, 2021, Wheels will run a Saturday+ service schedule. This means all current Saturday schedules will be in effect, and Routes 53 and 54 will operate their current weekday schedules. The Customer Service Center will be open from 5:00 am-7:00 pm and the Wheels Administrative offices will be closed. About the Livermore…
Wheels Introduces the “Memorial Madden Cruiser”!
We are paying tribute to the late John Madden in a big way by wrapping an entire 40-foot Wheels bus and designating it as the “Memorial Madden Cruiser”. The bus made its debut public appearance at the “One More Monday Night in Oakland: A Celebration of John Madden” event on Monday February 14 at the…
Wheels Administrative Office Again Open to the Public Effective February 28, 2022
Wheels Administrative Office Again Open to the Public Effective February 28, 2022 The Wheels Administrative Office is again open to the general public beginning Monday February 28, 2022. The office is located at 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100. The downtown Livermore Transit Center is also open for pass sales and Clipper transactions. RTC card applications,…
Wheels Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for 25th Consecutive Year
For the 25th consecutive year, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award was received for LAVTA’s excellence in financial reporting in their FY2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) established this award in 1945 to encourage…
Tri-Valley Hub Network Integration Study Approved by LAVTA Board
At their June 7, 2021 meeting the LAVTA Board approved the Tri-Valley Hub Network Integration Study and authorized LAVTA’s Executive Director to forward the report to the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), which had funded the study. The goal of the Study was to provide the strategic and technical requirements to move forward toward initiating…
Low Income Wheels Riders Offered Reduced Fares
Low income riders on the Wheels bus system will become eligible for reduced fares beginning Monday January 25. Wheels is participating in a pilot program administered by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) called Clipper START. The pilot will continue through the end of the year at a minimum. Applicants to the pilot program…
LAVTA Honored as North America’s Top Transit Agency!!
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has announced the selection of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. The annual award acknowledges excellence among public transportation providers in North America. In LAVTA’s 35-year history, this the first time it has received this honor.…