Visalia Transit

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Visalia Transit (formerly Visalia City Coach) provides transit service to the city of Visalia, Farmersville, Goshen, and Exeter, all located in California's Central Valley. Visalia Transit operates twelve fixed routes with one of the routes offering express service to the city of Tulare, the "Visalia Towne Trolley" tourist shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride paratransit service using cutaways. All bus operations are currently contracted to MV Transportation.

History

  • Established in 1981 as Visalia City Coach.
  • On April 17, 2010, this bus system was rebranded as Visalia Transit.[1]

Routes

Visalia Transit

Maps & Schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  • 1A - Downtown, Mooney Blvd., Government Plaza
  • 1B - Government Plaza, Mooney Blvd., Downtown
  • 2A - Downtown, Court St., Caldwell Ave., Akers St., Visalia Medical Clinic
  • 2B - Visalia Medical Clinic, Akers St., Caldwell Ave., Court St., Downtown
  • 3 - Houston Ave., Ben Maddox Way, Noble Ave., Lovers Ln., Santa Fe St.
  • 4A - Downtown, Tulare Ave., Visalia Medical Clinic
  • 4B - Visalia Medical Clinic, Tulare Ave., Downtown
  • 5A - Downtown, Walnut Ave., Visalia Medical Clinic
  • 5B - Visalia Medical Clinic, Walnut Ave., Downtown
  • 6 - Downtown, Visalia Medical Clinic, Goshen
  • 7A - Downtown, Northwest Visalia (counter-clockwise)
  • 7B - Downtown, Northwest Visalia (clockwise)
  • 8A - Downtown, Northeast Visalia (counter-clockwise)
  • 8B - Downtown, Northeast Visalia (clockwise)
  • 9 - Downtown, Farmersville, Exeter
  • 11X - Tulare-Visalia Express Service
  • 12 - Mooney Blvd., Caldwell Ave., Farmersville, Exeter
  • 15 - Downtown, Visalia Medical Clinic, San Joaquin Valley College

Visalia Towne Trolley

Map & Schedules

  • Gold Route (Mon-Sat) - Downtown, Acequia Ave., Main St.
  • Red Route (Thu-Sat, only during the Visalia Rawhide home games) - Downtown, Acequia Ave., Main St., Rawhide Ball Park

Fares

Visalia Transit

Current

Dial-A-Ride

Current

Visalia Towne Trolley

25¢ per person for one ride.

Facilities

Office/Visalia Transit Center

Garage

  • Address: 525 N. Cain St., Visalia, CA 93292
  • Phone: (559) 713-4757

Visalia Transit/Towne Trolley Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1301-1304 Visalia Transit 1304-a.jpg 2013 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G In the revised Visalia Transit livery.
1501-1503 2016 Ford/Starcraft E-450/Allstar Ford Triton 6.8L V10 CNG Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • Dedicated to V-LINE service.
1829, 1874 2013 Trolley Replica Used on the Visalia Towne Trolley routes.
1853, 1858, 1860 2008 Freightliner/StarTrans Classic American Trolley CNG Used on the Visalia Towne Trolley routes.
6260-6266 Visalia Transit 6266-a.jpg 2006 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.502)
John Deere 6081H
6267-6276 Visalia City Coach 6270-a.jpg 2008 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.502)
Cummins Westport ISL G
6283-6286 2009 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • 2010 models.
  • First buses to receive the new Visalia Transit livery.
6287-6289 2009 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.502)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • 2010 models.
  • First buses to receive the new Visalia Transit livery.
6290-6291 2006 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.502)
John Deere 6081H
6292-6293 2009 OBI Orion VII NG CNG
(07.502)
Cummins Westport ISL G Ex-The Bus M-101 to M-102; transferred in 2016.[2]
(3 buses) 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40

On Order

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
? 2016 Gillig ? Cummins Westport ISL G [3]

Retired Roster

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1887, 1898,
1955, 1985
1991 Spartan ?
  • Trolley replicas.
  • Ex-?; purchased on October 20, 1998.
  • Was used on the Visalia Towne Trolley routes.
6212-6214 1987 Gillig Phantom 30' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1986 models.
6217-6218 1988 Gillig Phantom 30' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
6222-6223 1989 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
6224-6225 1991 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
6231-6238 1994 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 6233 and 6237 were transferred to the Sequoia Shuttle.
6244-6247 Visalia Transit 6247-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 6245 and 6246 were transferred to the Sequoia Shuttle.
6254-6256 Visalia Transit 6255-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Transferred to the Sequoia Shuttle in 2016.[3]
6257-6259 2004 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G20B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Transferred to the Sequoia Shuttle in 2016.[3]

All-time Dial-A-Ride Fleet

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1101-1106 2011 Ford/Elkhart Coach E-450/ECII Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford TorqShift 5R110W CNG-powered.
6239-6243 1995 Chevrolet/StarTrans GP 3500 HD/Senator
6249-6253 2002 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford 4R100 CNG-powered.
6277-6282 2008 Ford/Starcraft E-450/Allstar Ford 6.8L Triton V10 Ford TorqShift 5R110W CNG-powered.

References

  1. Inside City Hall - Beyond the headlines Vol. 12, City of Visalia. Dated April 20, 2010, retrieved on June 13, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notice of Regular Meeting of the... (pgs. 30-31), Merced County Association of Governments. Dated April 21, 2016, retrieved on June 13, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Visalia 100% on board with clean burning fleet, The Foothills Sun-Gazette. Dated January 13, 2016, retrieved on June 13, 2016.

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