Valley Transit Plus, the name under which multiple transportation services
are available. Some services, for example Job Access, have specific requirements
and must be activated with a simple form, while others, such as the evenings
and Saturday West and East Loop, are simply an addition to our fixed routes.
With the assistance of our helpful staff the sign-up process quickly provides
you with many transportation options. Please, take a moment to explore the
different services offered and contact us with any questions at 525-9140.
Dial-A-Ride is a special service which uses lift-equipped vehicles to transport people with mobility limitations that prevent them from using Valley Transit's regular fixed route bus service. Dial-A-Ride is available during the same hours as the fixed route bus service: Monday through Friday, from 6:15 am to 5:45 pm. It is necessary to fill out an application and register for Dial-A-Ride before making a trip reservation. For more information click here.
and Saturday Service
Valley Transit is providing a new type of transportation service for the general public in Walla Walla and College Place on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoon. Two routes, the West Loop and the East Loop, depart each 45-minutes and provide convenient service to most of the cities' popular destinations. This is a route deviation type of service, which means the schedule for each Route provides enough time for the mini-bus to vary from the regular route to pick up people who live within one-quarter mile (about 3 blocks), but cannot get to the route because of a mobility limitation. A reservation is recommended if you want the mini-bus to deviate from its route, as reservations will be accommodated ahead of requests from walk-on passengers.
Another new service, the Connector, is an extension of transit service to areas of Walla Walla and College Place which do not have a nearby bus route. It is available during evening and Saturday service hours to transport those who live more than one-quarter mile from the West Loop or the East Loop routes. Trips are provided from stops in the Connector zones to the West or East loop, or within the Connector zones. This provides a service area similar to the seven fixed routes during weekday service hours, but with a reduced number of vehicles that is more appropriate for times with less demand.
Valley Transit vehicles do not require the use of a child car seat or booster
seat, but mini-buses and vans are equipped with appropriate seat belts if
you choose to bring your own child or booster seat with you.
Reservations for evening and Saturday service may be on the same day or
one day before you want to travel. Please call 525-9140 for more information,
or call the Valley Transit Dispatch Center at 527-3779 to schedule a trip.
Job Access is a reservation based transportation service providing rides to and from work and activities that are necessary in order to work. Job Access is a federal grant program requiring that participants not exceed certain income guidelines. Job Access trips to work or training, including a stop at a childcare provider, are available daily from 5:00 am to 11:30 pm. Job Access customers need to register for the service by filling out an application. For more information, an application form, or a Job Access brochure, please call 525-9140. We will also have more information on-line as it becomes available.
Ask about the Dial-A-Ride handbook available at our main office.