Antelope Valley Transit Authority

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority is the transit agency serving the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, California and their suburbs.

Antelope Valley Transit Authority is operated under contract by Transdev, and is affiliated and offers connecting services with Metro and Metrolink.[1]

History

The Cities of Palmdale and Lancaster and the County of Los Angeles joined together in 1992 to create the Antelope Valley Transit Authority to meet the growing need for public transportation in the Antelope Valley. AVTA began local transit service on July 1, 1992 with three types of services: Transit, Commuter and Dial-A-Ride. A fourth service, Access Services, was created in 1996 to provide the disabled with a local complementary paratransit service in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 1998 the Tuesday Medical Shuttle was created, which offered rides to nine major medical facilities in the Los Angeles basin and San Fernando Valley. [2]

Routes

Dial-A-Ride Map

Commuter (Monday-Friday):

  • 747 - Rosamond/Edwards Air Force Base: From Palmdale Transportation Center to West Gate EAFB
  • 785 - Los Angeles: From Lancaster City Park and the Palmdale Transportation Center to Downtown Los Angeles.
  • 786 - West Los Angeles: From Lancaster City Park and the Palmdale Transportation Center to West Los Angeles.
  • 787 - San Fernando Valley: From Lancaster City Park and the Palmdale Transportation Center to the San Fernando Valley.
  • Palmdale Flyer: From the Van Nuys Flyaway in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, as well as the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in the nearby city of Santa Clarita to Palmdale Regional Airport.

Local:

  • 1 - Lancaster/Palmdale: Begins in East Palmdale and ends in Central Lancaster.
  • 2 - Palmdale Blvd.: Begins at the Antelope Valley Mall and ends in East Palmdale.
  • 3 - Avenue R: Begins at the Antelope Valley Mall and ends in East Palmdale.
  • 4 - East Avenue K: Begins at Lancaster City Park and ends at the Lancaster Metrolink Station.
  • 5 - Avenue L: Begins in Quartz Hill and ends at Lancaster City Park.
  • 6 - Littlerock: Begins in East Palmdale and ends in Sun Village.
  • 7 - Quartz Hill: Begins in Downtown Palmdale and ends in Central Lancaster.
  • 9 - Eastside Palmdale: Begins in Downtown LA and ends in East Hollywood.
  • 11 - Avenue I/15th Street West: Begins at Lancaster City Park and ends in East Lancaster.
  • 12 - Avenue J: Begins at Lancaster City Park and ends in East Lancaster.
  • Lake LA Express: Begins in Downtown Palmdale and ends at Lancaster City Park via Lake Los Angeles.

School:

  • 97: Highland High School to the Palmdale Transportation Center.
  • 98: Littlerock High School to Lake Los Angeles.

Fares

Facilities

Garage/Offices

  • Address: 42210 6th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
  • Phone: 661-945-9445

Lancaster City Park (LCP)

  • Address: 43011 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA (10th Street West at Avenue K-8)

Palmdale Transportation Center (PTC)

  • Address: 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr., Palmdale, CA (6th Street East and Technology Drive)

Fleet Roster

Accurate as of 10/2021.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
315-330 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 317-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40
Cummins ISL9 (323)
Allison B400R Only 323 active, repowered to Cummins ISL9
4337-4349 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 4349-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
4736-4748 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 4744-a.jpg 2004 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
4749-4754 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 4753-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM Allison B500R
  • 2009 models.
4755-4760 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 4758-a.jpg 2012 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
  • 2013 models.
4761-4765 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 4765.jpg 2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
27901-27908 2019 GPMC EV Star 27'
35601-35603 2016 BYD K9S Ex-LINK Transit 808, 810-811, acquired in 2021 via BYD
35604 2017 BYD K9S Ex-LINK Transit 812, acquired in 2021 via BYD
40089-40090 2020 BYD K9M
40450-40451 2014 BYD K9 Renumbered - Exx-40401-40402, Ex-4370-4371[3][4]
40452-40454 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 40452.jpeg
Antelope Valley Transit Authority 40454.jpeg
2014 BYD K9
40856-40875 2018 BYD K9M 2017 models
40976-40988 2019 BYD K9M
45101-45124 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 45101-a.jpeg 2021 MCI D45 CRT LE CHARGE Siemens PEM 750V, 320KW motor
  • MCI Unit Numbers: 81109, 81118, 81121, 81124, 81127, 81130, 81133, 81136, 81138, 81140, 81142, 81144, 81146, 81148, 81150, 81153, 81156, 81160, 81162, 81164, 81168, 81171, 81174, 81177.
  • First bus in order delivered and christened on August 25, 2021. [5]
  • 45101 entered service on 9/22/2021
  • First all-electric motorcoach buses to enter service with a transit agency in the USA
60701-60705, 60707-60711 2017 BYD K11M
  • First all-electric articulated buses to enter service with a transit agency in the USA
  • [6]
60906, 60912-60913 2017 BYD K11M Delivered in 2019

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(10 buses)
(35 buses)[7] 2020 BYD Auto C10M
  • AVTA is expected to be the first operator of these coaches
  • See here
45101-45124 2021 MCI D45 CRT LE CHARGE Siemens PEM 750V, 320KW motor
  • MCI Unit Numbers: 81109, 81118, 81121, 81124, 81127, 81130, 81133, 81136, 81138, 81140, 81142, 81144, 81146, 81148, 81150, 81153, 81156, 81160, 81162, 81164, 81168, 81171, 81174, 81177.
  • First bus in order delivered and christened on August 25, 2021. [8]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Serial/VIN Notes
L700-L710 1992 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Allison HT-741 See series page
  • Some of the first buses ordered by AVTA.
  • L???, L709 sold to LADOT as 92059-92060.
201-211 10-11/1988 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 See series page
  • Formerly Antelope Valley Bus Company Inc. units.
  • 201-207 were 1988 models.
  • 208-211 were 1989 models.
  • 207, 205, 206, 208, 203 & 201 transferred to MV Transportation/SamTrans as 9890-9895 in the early 2000's. They later returned to AVTA keeping the 9890 series fleet numbers.
  • Retired in 2004 & 2006.
212-214 6/1990 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 See series page Formerly Antelope Valley Bus Company Inc. units.
301-311 1992 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
Cummins ISL
Allison HTB-748 See series page
  • Some of the first buses ordered by AVTA.
  • Some units were rehabbed in 2008. They were repowered with Cummins ISL engines.
  • Retired in 2004-2019.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
715-717 1994 Neoplan USA AN340A/3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R See series page
720-722 Antelope Valley Transportation Authority 722-a.jpg 1996 Neoplan USA AN122/3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R See series page
730-732 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 730-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 See series page
2501 1993 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40/102TB6V92T)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R
  • Ex-SamTrans 909; purchased or leased from Transit Sales International in 2011.
  • Lic. Plate: 1357027.
  • It was registered on 1/8/2011.
  • It was spotted operating on 9/27/2011.[9]
  • Approximately 4 units in total(?)
2733-2735 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 See series page
  • 2003 models.
  • Featured restrooms
  • 1 unit was bought by Las Vegas Bus Sales in 2016.[10]
3331-3336 Antelope Valley Transit Authority 3331-a.jpg 2003 NABI 40C-LFW
(040C.03)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP592C See series page All retired by late 2018/early 2019
4355-4369 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP See series page All to Memphis Area Transit Authority in 1/2018
4372-4374 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R See series page All to Memphis Area Transit Authority in 1/2018
3809 2006 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech 6HA93101
3810 2006 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech 6HA93102
9890-9895 10-11/1988 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 See series page
  • Ex 207, 205, 206, 208, 203 & 201.
  • Retired in 2006.
19088, 19118 1988 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 See series page
300001 2000 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech YHB93078
300002 2000 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline 1FDXE45S0YHB93079 Auctioned off[11]
300003 2001 Chevrolet/ElDorado National 1111292
300004 2001 Chevrolet/ElDorado National 1111363
40403-40405 2014 BYD K9 See series page

References

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