July 3, 2009
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:  
Andy Mikkelson
Director of Operations
(805) 483-3959, ext 111

NEW GOLD COAST TRANSIT ROUTE 16 - EFFECTIVE JULY 12, 2009 

Beginning July 12, 2009, Gold Coast Transit (GCT) will begin operating a revised route and schedule on Route 16 Ojai-Ventura/Thompson Boulevard.  The route will operate once an hour every day, connecting Ojai to the Ventura Transportation Center (VTC) via Highway 33, Ventura Avenue and Thompson Boulevard. 

Route 16 will no longer travel through downtown Ojai to the Fox Street Park and Ride Lot.  The northern terminus of Route 16 will be in front of the Von’s on Highway 33.   Passengers wishing to ride to downtown Ojai can transfer to the Ojai Trolley at that stop. 

Route 16 service into Meiners Oaks has also changed.  The bus will leave Highway 33 at El Roblar Drive and travel on a one-way loop via La Luna Avenue back to Highway 33. 

The Ojai Trolley will implement service changes effective July 12, 2009 to provide more frequent service to the highly traveled sections of Ojai Avenue, El Roblar and parts of the Mira Monte district. 

Transfers can be made between Route 16 and the Ojai Trolley at the following locations:

·        Highway 33 at Rite Aid (northbound)
·        Highway 33 at Woodland Avenue (southbound)
·        Highway 33 at Vons (and across the street)
·        Highway 33 at Nordhoff High School/Church Road
·        El Roblar Drive and Lomita Avenue
·        El Roblar Drive and Encinal Avenue
·        El Roblar Drive and La Luna Avenue

For more information regarding Route 16, please log onto www.goldcoasttransit.org or call GCT’s Customer Service Center at (805) 487-4222.  For Ojai Trolley schedules and information, log onto www.ojaitrolley.com.

Gold Coast Transit is a joint powers agency governed by a Board of Directors made up of elected officials from the Cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura, and the County of Ventura. 

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