2013 VCTC Triennial Performance Audit

Ventura County is served by seven public fixed-route bus operators, five public dial-a-ride operators, and four paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities.1 Ventura County is also served by two Los Angeles-based bus operators (LA Metro and LA DOT), two rail operations (Metrolink and Amtrak), and several private carriers that serve portions of the county. These services are funded and operated by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), the Gold Coast Transit Joint Powers Agency, the County of Ventura and individual cities within the county.

2013 Gold Coast Triennial Performance Audit

This is the Draft Performance Audit report for Gold Coast Transit covering Fiscal Years 2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13. An Audit is required triennially of every transit operator in the state of California to be eligible for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funding. This Audit was commissioned by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and was conducted in accordance with the Audit process established by the California Department of Transportation.

SB 203 Annual Report

VCTC makes this report available on its website as part of the SB 203 legislation. This report includes a description of transit route changes, changes to services levels on transit routes, and ridership numbers for all transit routes operating within the County. This report also includes annual budget numbers for transit services provided by VCTC, Gold Coast Transit, other multiagency operators, and individual municipal operators. The purpose of this report is in response to the SB 203 reporting requirement, which remains in effect until January 1, 2019. 

Joint Land Use Study

The Naval Base Ventura County Joint Land Use Study (NBVC JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort led by local communities and agencies promoting greater partnership with military installations.  The dual goal of a JLUS is to develop land use policies that preserve the ability of a military installation to perform its assigned mission by preventing the encroachment of incompatible land uses and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the surrounding community.

Summary Report – US 101 High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Feasibility Study

Based on the financial evaluation in VCTC’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan, with current revenues it is likely to take 30 years to complete proposed freeway improvements.  VCTC considered the possibility of implementing high-occupancy toll lanes to provide an additional mobility option for auto drivers, to maximize the utility of any additional freeway capacity, and to provide an additional funding source that could expedite freeway improvements.  More specifically, VCTC hired the firm of CDM Smith to carry out a financial feasibility analysis of HOT lanes on US-101. The analysis scope consisted of two phases, with the first phase being a sketch-level analysis using existing data, and the second phase being a more detailed analysis.  Based on the results of the first phase, summarized here, VCTC elected to not proceed with the study’s second phase.

Assessment of Annual Transportation Development Act (TDA)

Recognizing that Ventura County's Unmet Transit Needs process is outdated and could serve the public better, the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) asked COH & Associates, Inc. and Ayars & Associates to review the existing VCTC Unmet Transit Needs definitions and process with the goal of creating recommendations for improvements.

Heritage Valley Transit System Study

The VCTC approved the Heritage Valley Transit System Study as a blueprint for the future of local transit services in the Cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, the community of Piru and the environs.

Final Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

The Final CTP is a long range policy document, built from community-based, local priorities and community-expressed need to enhance regional connections.  It is aimed at ensuring mobility and enhancing the quality of life for all Ventura County residents.  The CTP also fully examines various funding strategies and options from the federal, state, regional and local levels. It is intended to provide a framework for future community-based planning and collaboration and inform Ventura County’s long range transportation decisions.

The Final plan will be submitted to the commission on September 6, 2013 for final approval.
If you have comments of questions please email VCTC at: sdegeorge@goventura.org

VISTA On-Board Survey Results

The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) staff conducted on-board passenger surveys on all VISTA routes in June 2012. Surveys were conducted in-house, as in past years, and its questions reflect the suggestions of our VISTA committees. Surveys were handed out throughout the work week as well as on Saturday and/or Sunday, depending on the route. Approximately 1,110 surveys were issued over the weeklong survey period, 721, 64%, were returned.

Updated Ventura County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

This document was completed in July, 2012, to  augment, but not replace, the extensive work done in VCTC’s original Plan dated April, 2007.  As with the original Plan, the Update documents the transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes.  It also reports on the status of implementing the original Plan’s recommendations.