Contact: Bill Budlong (661) 726-2616 x208AVTA: Celebrating Ten Years of Progress
Lancaster, CA – Celebrating ten years of progress, Antelope Valley Transit Authority
(AVTA) has evolved from its humble beginnings in July 1992 to a position as one of the nation's most successful and fastest growing public transportation operations.Today AVTA provides local bus service throughout northern Los Angeles County's Antelope Valley seven days a week and weekday commuter service to downtown Los Angeles, Century City, and destinations within the San Fernando Valley.Further, AVTA
provides specialized Dial-A-Ride service for seniors and persons with disabilities on a reservation basis.
Distinguished by their blue "wave" markings, AVTA buses have become a popular fixture in the Valley.A sleek, forty-foot body with tinted windows and waves of blue striping contribute to AVTA's "10 years of progress" image.And while few communities are known for public transit, AVTA
has become a staple for area residents, contributing to the community's quality of life.
...According to William Budlong, AVTA Executive Director since the agency's formation, 1991 was a year of building.
From its opening in summer 1992, AVTA
has seen double-digit increases each year and now carries 2.5 million passengers annually.Budlong attributes much of this growth to added service as well as an increased awareness of transit services within the community.Among the groups that have embraced AVTA
are students, seniors, and commuters traveling to work centers both within and outside the Antelope Valley.