Join Valley Express’ One-year Anniversary Celebration of Local Bus Service in Heritage Valley

This month, Valley Express celebrates one year of connecting people in the Heritage Valley to resources in their community: schools, work, churches, hospitals, grocery stores, and senior centers. In honor of their year of service, Valley Express is sponsoring an anniversary contest.

To join the one-year anniversary celebration, community members are invited to enter into a random drawing for one of six $25 VISA gift cards by going to the Valley Express website,, and doing one of the following before April 29:
1. Take a short 10-question quiz testing local Heritage Valley knowledge; or
2. “Follow” Valley Express on Twitter or “Like” Valley Express on Facebook, and post a comment with the hashtag #FelizAniversario.

Valley Express service launched in March of 2015, operating two routes in Santa Paula, one in Fillmore, and one in Piru. After twelve months of operation, the service has expanded to include a secondary route in Fillmore, and additional weekend service to/from Piru. In addition, the Valley Express operates door-to-door services for seniors and disabled patrons, as well as for residents that live in far-reaching areas of Heritage Valley.

Valley Express runs on both weekdays and weekends. It also provides supplemental, seasonal bus service in Fillmore and Santa Paula during the school year to accommodate additional student riders.
“Valley Express dial-a-ride and fixed-route services connect people in Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula with the most important destinations in their communities,” said Ginger Gherardi Councilwoman for the City of Santa Paula. “The system makes it convenient for people to get to the places they need to go.”
Monthly fixed-route ridership has grown from roughly 5,800 when the service debuted in March 2015 to nearly 8,000 in February of this year, with ridership topping over 10,100 during October 2015.

Valley Express service is provided through a cooperative agreement between the cities of Fillmore and Santa Paula, the County of Ventura, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission. It is administered by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. The fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride service is the Heritage Valley’s own community-based transit program, replacing the former VISTA Dial-A-Ride service sponsored by VCTC.

Day passes, monthly passes, and discounted passes for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities are available. To learn more about Valley Express bus services, both fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride, call (800) 438-1112 or visit Remember to visit before April 29 to enter the Valley Express one-year anniversary contest.