Valley Express 2016 Service Enhancements Includes New Bus Route in Fillmore

Effective January 18, Valley Express is excited to announce revised schedules for both Santa Paula routes A and B; a brand new 15-stop River Central Route in Fillmore; connections between Fillmore and Piru routes; expansion of the Dial-A-Ride program to include full service to Seniors (65+); and an increase in daily fares, but monthly bus pass prices will remain the same.

“The new River Central Route will provide access to places in Fillmore where Valley Express hasn’t stopped before,” said Treena Gonzalez of Valley Express. She added, “Our service enhancements will make it more convenient than ever for people to get to the places they want to go in 2016!”

The new River Central Route complements Valley Express’ other Fillmore route. Valley Express bus service, which launched in March 2015, operates two routes in Santa Paula, one in Piru, and as of January 18, two routes in Fillmore. Both routes in Fillmore will be interlined with the Piru route, meaning a rider can stay on the same bus and get to locations in Fillmore and Piru.

The new River Central Route has stops along Central Avenue that supplement the existing Fillmore Route stops on Central Avenue, resulting in a total of ten stops on Central Avenue. This new route also stops at the following locations: El Paseo Apartments, Two Rivers Park and Greenfield Care Center.

“We’re pleased that we are able to provide all these service improvements without changing our monthly pass prices,” said Aaron Bonfilio, Program Manager – Transit Services for Valley Express. He continued to explain, “A slight increase in daily fares helps us afford these additional routes, connections, and expansion of our Dial-A-Ride program to seniors.”

All of these service enhancements are included in Valley Express’ newly revised brochures for the Santa Paula routes and Fillmore & Piru routes, which are available onboard the buses or by calling (805) 933-2267. New routes and schedules can also be seen at

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 (VCTC). It is administered by VCTC. The fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride service is the Heritage Valley’s own community-based transit program. Valley Express buses run seven days each week, including specialized School Tripper service with additional runs in the morning and afternoon. Day passes, monthly passes, and discounted passes for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities are available. For route and service information, call (800) 438-1112 or visit