January 14, 2011 - Gold Coast Transit (GCT), a public transportation provider in Ventura County, will be making service changes to its bus service on Sunday, January 23, 2011. In response to feedback from bus riders, GCT is making the changes in order to improve current schedules and better facilitate transfers between its routes.
Route 6, serving Ventura and Oxnard, will have additional bus trips added weekdays between 10am and 4 pm. These additional trips are intended to ease bus overcrowding in Ventura during the middle of the day.
Routes 10 and 11 will have schedules adjusted to improve the ability to transfer between the routes at Wells Center. Morning trip times on Route 10 at Wells Center have been adjusted to meet arriving Route 11 buses and the afternoon trip times on Route 10 at Wells Center have been adjusted to meet departing Route 11 buses.
Routes 8, 19 and 40 will have slight schedule adjustments. Routes 1B, 8 and 11 will also have minor adjustments to timepoints.
“We value the feedback we receive from our riders, and we act on it,” says GCT General Manager, Steve Brown. “Because of the feedback we received from our riders through calls, emails and at community meetings, we were able to identify ways to improve our schedule without the need for additional funding.”
Gold Coast Transit’s new Bus Book with updated route and schedule information will be available online and in print after Monday, January 17, 2011. Bus Books are available free of charge on every bus, at GCT’s Customer Service Center at the Oxnard Transportation Center (OTC), and on our website. Gold Coast Transit’s customer service team is available for trip planning assistance by calling 805-487-4222 or 805-643-3158. Customer service hours are Monday – Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM. For more information online, visit our website at www.goldcoasttransit.org.
GCT provides safe, responsive, convenient, efficient, and environmentally responsible fixed-route bus and paratransit public transportation that serves the diverse needs of the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura, and in the unincorporated County areas between the cities. Utilizing a fleet of 54 clean-burning buses, GCT carries over 3.5 million passengers annually on its 19 bus routes. GCT is a joint powers authority governed by a Board of Directors made up of an elected official from each member jurisdiction.