Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority also known as WHEELS and LAVTA is the public transit service in the Tri-Valley Region (southeast Alameda County) of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It serves the cities of Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore in Alameda County and Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County.

History

WHEELS/LAVTA was established in 1985 and began service in 1986 in Dublin & Pleasanton upon the discontinuation of the AC Transit service in the Tri-Valley area. Livermore's transit service was formerly ran by Rideo, which was operated by Laidlaw Transit starting around the 1970's. The service was taken over by WHEELS/LAVTA in June 1987.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Express

  • 20X Livermore Transit Center to Dublin/Pleasanton BART (Mon-Fri peak periods & limited holiday) - Hacienda Business Park (Oracle), Vasco ACE Station, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL/Sandia Transit Hub, Mines Rd, First Street
  • 70X Pleasant Hill BART to Dublin/Pleasanton BART (Mon-Fri peak periods & limited holiday) - Dublin, Walnut Creek (BART, Kaiser Hospital), Pleasant Hill
  • 70XV Pleasant Hill BART/Pleasanton (Stoneridge Mall) - Pleasanton (Stoneridge & McWilliams), Walnut Creek (BART, Kaiser Hospital), Pleasant Hill

Local

  • 1A East Dublin (Mon-Fri afternoon/evening & Sun) - Santa Rita Jail, Waterford Plaza, Koll Center, Hacienda Business Park
  • 1B East Dublin (Mon-Fri morning) - Hacienda Business Park, Waterfront Plaza, Santa Rita Jail
  • 2 Dublin Ranch (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Emerald Point, Emerald Glen Park, Dublin Ranch Village
  • 3 West Dublin (Mon-Sat) - Hacienda Business Park, Stoneridge Mall, Safeway Offices, Dublin Plaza, Dublin Senior Center, Dublin High School, Dublin Swim Center, San Ramon Senior Center, Amador Lakes, Dougherty Road
  • 3V West Dublin (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Dougherty Road, Wells Middle School, Valley High School, Dublin High School, Dublin Swim Center, Shannon Park, Heritage Center, Kaiser Pleasanton, Hacienda Business Park
  • 8 Pleasanton (Sat) - Hacienda Business Park, DMV, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Downtown Pleasanton (Pleasanton ACE Station, Village High School, Oak Hill Center, Senior Center, Middle School, Civic Center)
  • 8A Pleasanton (Mon-Fri) - Hacienda Business Park, DMV, Bernal Business Park, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Downtown Pleasanton (Civic Center, Pleasanton ACE Station), Kottinger Park
  • 8B Pleasanton (Mon-Fri) - Hacienda Business Park, DMV, Bernal Business Park, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Downtown Pleasanton (Civic Center, Middle School, Senior Center, Oak Hill Center, Village High School), Kottinger Park
  • 9 Hacienda Business Park (Mon-Fri peak periods & limited holiday) - Hacienda Business Park
  • 10 Dublin-Livermore (Mon-Sun & holidays) - Dublin Plaza, Dublin/Pleasanton BART, Valley Care Medical Center, Downtown Pleasanton (First & Neal), Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Downtown Livermore (Livermore Transit Center, Livermore ACE Station), Livermore High School
  • 11 Greenville Road (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Target, Las Positas Rd, Springtown
  • 12 Dublin-Livermore (Mon-Sat) - Hacienda Crossings, Waterford Center, Costco, Las Positas College, Airway Blvd Park and Ride, Downtown Livermore (ACE Station)
  • 12V Dublin-Livermore (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Hacienda Business Park (Oracle), Airway Blvd. Park and Ride, Downtown Livermore (ACE Station)
  • 14 Downtown Livermore (Mon-Fri) - Junction Avenue Middle School, Chestnut, Olivina, Murrieta, Pine, P St, Fourth St, Civic Center, Livermore High School
  • 15A Springtown (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Junction Avenue Middle School, Walmart, Kaiser Livermore, Target, Springtown Golf Course, Christensen School
  • 15B Springtown (Mon-Sun & holidays) - Junction Avenue Middle School, Walmart, Kaiser Livermore, Target, Springtown Golf Course, Christensen School
  • 18A Granada (Mon-Fri peak periods & limited holiday) - 4th Street, Holmes Street, Granada Community Center, Mendelhall Middle School, Vineyard High School, Granada High School, Valley Medical Center
  • 18B Granada (Mon-Fri peak periods) - 4th Street, Holmes Street, Granada Community Center, Mendelhall Middle School, Vineyard High School, Granada High School, Valley Medical Center

Shuttle

  • 53 Stoneridge Mall to Pleasanton ACE Station (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Hacienda Business Park, DMV, Sports and Recreation Park, Bernal Business Park, Alameda County Fairgrounds
  • 54 Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station to Pleasanton ACE Station (Mon-Fri peak periods) - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Hacienda Business Park (Hart Middle School, Willow Rd, CarrAmerica, Walmart, Oracle, Alameda Municipal Court), Hacienda Crossings

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 1362 Rutan Ct., Livermore, CA 94551
  • Phone:
    • Admin: 925-455-7555
    • Info: 925-455-7500

Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station

  • Address: 5801 Owens Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588

Livermore Transit Center

  • Address: 2500 Railroad Ave., Livermore, CA 94551

Transit Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0311-0334 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • Repowered from Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR engines in early 2015.
  • Currently being retired starting in late 2016.
  • 0312, 0320, 0321, 0322 & 0325 remain in service as of spring 2018.
0701-0702 2007 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Purchased via San Joaquin RTD Purchasing Consortium.
0901-0902 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system
0903-0914 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system
1101-1104 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
1601-1619 2016 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
1611-1620 2016 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
1701-1711 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
1712-1720 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB6.7

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
#? Rideo 5304-a.jpg 1960-1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 5 units?
  • Ex-Rideo 5304, 5312, 5337, 53xx & 53xx.
  • Exx-Virginia Transit Company - Richmond Division 300 series.
    • Notably 5304 was ex VTC 304 (1960); 5312 was likely ex VTC 312 (1960).
  • 5304 was kept by WHEELS after retirement and sat for many years. It was completely rehabbed by 2013 and repainted into the Rideo livery.
0301-0310 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
Cummins ISC Allison
  • Retired in 2016.
100 series 1977 AMG 9635B-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Ex-South Coast Area Transit 45xx; bought in 1986.
  • Known units: 101-111.
    • Notably 103 was ex 4508.
  • Some units, notably 103 & 111 retained the SCAT livery while in service.
  • 101 was kept by WHEELS after retirement and sat for many years, but was more than likely scrapped upon removal from their property.
G3001-G3011 1990 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 To Kings Area Rural Transit 3001-3011.
G3501-G3515 1990 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Retired circa 2008.
  • G3501, G3503, G3505, G3506, G3508 & G3514 to Kings Area Rural Transit 3501, 3503, 3505, 3506, 3508 & 3514.
G4001-G4008 1990 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Retired circa 2008.
4009-4012 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
F4021-F4032 Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority 4029-a.jpg 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • The F prefixes were later removed from the fleet numbers.
  • Most units retired circa 2012-2013.
  • 4023 & 4029 retired in 2016.
  • See the detailed page for in-depth disposition info.
4075-4078 2002 Gillig Phantom Suburban 40'
(C27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R 4076 & 4077 were leased to WestCAT circa 2008-2009.
4077-4078 (1st) 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-Golden Gate Transit 1028 & 1029; purchased in April 1997.
4081-4085 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2014-2016.
  • See the detailed page for in-depth disposition info.
4086-4099 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
6301-6306 1981 Chance RT-50
#? 1980 Chance RT-50 trailer

Paratransit Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
22xx 2007 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford 5-speed
  • Used on DART service.
  • 2210 was put up for auction on 7/14/2015; VIN: 1FDXE45P67DA47514.
  • 2211 was put up for auction on 7/14/2015; VIN: 1FDXE45P87DA47515.
2401-2403 2004 Ford/ElDorado National E350 Used on DART service.
2501-2502 Collins Used on DART service.
2601-2603 Chrysler Used on DART service.
2701-2714 1997 Ford/ElDorado National E350 Used on DART service.

External Links

References