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Gold Coast Transit

Gold Coast Transit District
250p
Slogan "Go Green. Go Gold Coast Transit"
Founded 1973
Headquarters 301 E. Third Street,
Oxnard, CA
Service area Ventura County, CA
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 20[1]
Fleet 56 transit buses[1]
24 paratransit vans[1]
Daily ridership 11,893 (Weekday, 2013/2014); 7,644 (Saturday, 2013/2014); 7,011 (Sunday, 2013/2014)
Website goldcoasttransit.org

Gold Coast Transit District, formerly known as South Coast Area Transit (SCAT), is a local bus operator in western Ventura County, California, serving Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ojai, and the adjoining areas of unincorporated Ventura County.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Service Area 2
  • Routes 3
    • Fixed Routes 3.1
    • School Trippers 3.2
  • Fares 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Gold Coast Transit District was founded in 1973 as South Coast Area Transit with the merger of the Ventura City Transit Lines and the Oxnard Municipal Bus Lines.[2] Until 1994, SCAT also served Santa Paula. Service to Santa Paula has since been replaced with VISTA routes and a dial-a-ride service within the City of Santa Paula. The system adopted the name Gold Coast Transit effective July 1, 2007.[3] This accompanied a change in bus livery and the acquisition of 26 new buses.[4]

In October 2013, Assembly Bill 664 was chaptered as the enabling legislation to transition Gold Coast Transit from a Joint Powers Agreement to a Regional Transit District. On July 1, 2014, Gold Coast Transit officially transitioned to become the Gold Coast Transit District.[5] The bill authorizes other cities in the County of Ventura to subsequently join the district.[6]

In 2014, GCTD leadership was recognized with the District being honored as the “Transit Agency of the Year” at the Small Operators award ceremony hosted by the California Transit Association (CTA) [7] as part of its 49th Annual Conference and Expo in Monterey, California.

Service Area

Gold Coast Transit District provides bus service to the cities and communities of:

Routes

As of July 2015, Gold Coast Transit District operates 20 Fixed Routes and ACCESS Paratransit Service.

Fixed Routes

Route Terminals Via Headway Notes
1A Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Port Hueneme C Street, Saviers Road
  • 22 Minutes Daily
  • Clockwise Loop along Hueneme Rd, Surfside Dr, Ventura Rd, Ponoma St, and Bard Rd.
  • Serves Centerpoint Mall and Oxnard DMV
1B
  • Counter-clockwise Loop along Bard Rd, Ventura Rd, Ponoma St, Surfside Dr, and Hueneme Rd
  • Serves Centerpoint Mall and Oxnard DMV
2 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Colonia 3rd Street, Colonia Rd, 1st Street
  • 45 Minutes Daily
  • Clockwise Loop within the Neighborhood
  • Interlined with Route 3
3 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Naval Base
Ventura Road and Bard Road
J street, C Street Transfer Center
  • 45-50 Minutes Daily
  • Clockwise Loop After C Street along Teakwood, Ventura Rd, and Channel Islands Bl
  • Interlined with Route 2
4A Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
North Oxnard
Loop
4th Street, Doris St, Ventura Rd, Gonzales Rd, Rose Ave
  • 40 Minutes Daily
  • Clockwise Loop along listed streets
4B
  • 30 Minutes Daily
  • Counter-Clockwise Loop along listed streets
5 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Seabridge
Victoria Avenue and Wooley Road
5th Street, Ventura Rd, Wooley Rd
  • 45 Minutes Daily
  • Performs a Clockwise Loop beginning at Novato Dr. along Hemlock St. and Victoria
6 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Ventura
Ventura Avenue and Seneca Avenue
C Street, Victoria Ave, Telegraph Road, Main Street, Ventura Ave
  • 23 Minutes Weekdays, 15-20 Minutes Peak
  • 20-40 Minutes Saturday
  • 30 Minutes Sunday
7 C Street Transfer Center
Centerpoint Mall
South Oxnard
Butler Road and Pleasant Valley Road
Saviers Rd, Pleasant Valley Rd, Bard Rd
  • 45 Minutes Daily
  • Serves Oxnard College and Oxnard DMV
  • Performs loop around Mobile Home Parks
8 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
C Street Transfer Center
Centerpoint Mall
Rose Ave, Bard Rd, Saviers Rd
  • 40 Minutes Daily
  • Serves Oxnard College and Oxnard DMV
9 Lemonwood
San Mateo and El Dorado
Cal Giesler
Giesler Avenue and Date Street
Saviers Rd, Giesler Ave, Channel Islands Bl, Rose Ave
  • 50 Minutes daily
  • Performs Loop at both ends of the line along Ash St, Gisler Ave, and Laurel St on the West end and Ives, San Mateo, and El Dorado on the East End
10 Ventura Transfer Center
Pacific View Mall
Wells Center
Wells Road and Carlos Street
Telegraph Road
  • 60 Minutes Daily
  • Serves Ventura College
  • Performs loop in Saticoy along Darling Rd, Campanula Ave, Violeta St, and Los Angeles Ave
  • Interlined with Route 16
11 Ventura Transfer Center
Pacific View Mall
Wells Center
Wells Road and Carlos Street
Telephone Road
  • 20-25 Minutes Weekdays
  • 35 Minutes Weekends
  • Serves Ventura DMV and Government Center
15 Esplanade Shopping Center
West Esplanade Drive and Wagon Wheel Road
St John's Regional Medical Center
Rose Avenue and Gonzales Road
Vineyard Ave, Simon Way, Alvarado St, Auto Center Dr, Rose Ave
  • 50 Minutes Daily
  • Serves El Rio
  • Performs a Loop around Auto Center Shopping Plaza
  • Interlined with Route 14
16 Ventura Transfer Center
Pacific View Mall
Downtown Ojai
Ojai Avenue and Fox Street (Park & Ride)
Thompson Blvd, Ventura Ave, HWY 33, Ojai Avenue
  • 60 Minutes Daily
17 Esplanade Shopping Center
West Esplanade Drive and Wagon Wheel Road,
Oxnard Blvd and Clyde River (The Collection)
Oxnard College
Rose Avenue and Gonzales (St.John's), Rose and Westar, Rose Avenue and Bard Road
Vineyard Ave, Central Ave, Rose Ave
  • 50-55 Minutes Weekdays
  • 1h 30m - 2 Hours Weekends
19 Oxnard Transit Center
4th Street and Meta Street
Central Oxnard Loop 5th Street, Victoria Ave, Gonzales Rd, Rice Ave, 3rd Street
  • 60 Minutes Daily
  • Performs Clockwise Loop
20
  • Performs Counter Clockwise Loop
21 C Street Transfer Center Ventura Transfer Center
Pacific View Mall
Channel Islands Boulevard, Victoria Avenue, Telegraph Rd
  • 60 Minutes Daily
  • 30 Minutes Weekday Peak Periods
  • Serves Ventura College Naval Base and Government Center
22 Wells Center St. John's, Nyeland Acres
Wells Road, Central Avenue, Gonzales Road
Wells Road, Vineyard Avenue, Central Avenue, Rose Avenue, Gonzales Road, Rive Avenue
  • 50 Minutes Daily
  • Serves St. John's Regional Medical Center, east Ventura, Nyeland Acres, Rio Mesa HS

School Trippers

Along with normal fixed routes, Gold Coast Transit District operates 4 "School Trippers" that supplement school bus service to the local high schools. Anyone can ride them, but they only operate on weekdays, one trip in the morning towards the school, and once in the afternoon away from the school.

Route Terminals Via Notes
18A Oxnard High School
Gonzales Road and Merion Way
C Street Transfer Center M Street, Doris Street
  • Performs a Loop along Victoria Ave and Patterson Rd
18C Oxnard High School
Gonzales Road and Merion Way
5th Street and Ventura Road J Street, Wooley Rd, Ventura Rd, Vineyard Ave
  • Performs a Loop along Victoria Ave and Patterson Rd
18F Ventura High School
Main Street and Catalina Street
Ventura Avenue and Norway Drive Main Street and Figueroa Street
  • Morning Trip continues on to Ventura Transfer Center
18G Rio Mesa High School
Central at Rio Mesa HS
Vinyard at St. Mary's, Ventura Road at Gonzales 5th Street, H Street, Ventura Rd, Vineyard Ave, Gonzales Rd, Rice Ave, 3rd Street
  • Morning Trip goes along H Street and M Street
  • No Afternoon Trip as of August 24, 2014

Fares

Fare Type Adult Youth† Disabled‡ Seniors 65-74‡
1-Ride $1.50 $0.75
Day Pass $4.00 $2.00
15-Ride Pass $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
31-Ride Pass $50.00 $40.00 $25.00
  • Children under 45" ride free when accompanied by a paid fare
  • Seniors 75+ ride free with GCT Age 75+ ID or proof of age
  • † 18 and under with school ID or proof of age
  • ‡ Age 65-74 with proof of age; ADA Certified or with GCT Disability ID, Medicare Recipients with Medicare Card

References

  1. ^ a b c About Gold Coast Transit
  2. ^ Vandervoort, Bill. "TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA: LOS ANGELES AREA/OUTLYING COUNTIES". Chicago Transit & Railfan Website. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  3. ^ Announcement on front page of official site: http://www.goldcoasttransit.org/
  4. ^ "Transit service gets new name, colors". Ventura County Star. July 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Assembly Bill No. 664" California State Legislative Information Accessed 18 November 2014
  6. ^ Public Utilities Code: DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS: PART 18. GOLD COAST TRANSIT DISTRICT § 107000
  7. ^ "Transit Agency of the Year". California Transit Association. 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 

External links

  • Gold Coast Transit homepage
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