Department of Public Works
Director: Ron Fuchiwaki
Location: 490 West Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
PUBLIC NOTICE – 4/10/20 - Effective immediately : The City will no longer charge fare on the Fixed Route system until further notice. In addition, passengers will only load and unload from the rear door of the bus, however, seniors and individuals with mobility devices may board through the front door. Passengers are also encouraged to wear masks. Please view the Press Release for more information.
PUBLIC NOTICE - NEW ROUTES FOR FIXED-ROUTE BUS SERVICE- Effective March 2, 2020, Routes A, B, C, and D will no longer be in service. All routes will change as follows:
Route 10 - Moorpark College / Chatsworth Metrolink
Route 20 - Los Angeles Avenue / Royal Avenue
Route 30 - Cochran Street / Royal Avenue
Simi Valley Transit's ADA/DAR and fixed-route bus services are provided Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Simi Valley Transit (SVT) has provided quality fixed-route bus and Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit/Dial-A-Ride (ADA/DAR) services throughout Simi Valley for 40 years. A professionally trained, customer-oriented staff places an emphasis on the delivery of safe, low-cost, high-quality transportation services for the traveling public. The City also offers CONNECT InterCity Service, for regional Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit/Dial-A-Ride service.
Short Range Transit Plan
Simi Valley Transit has prepared a Short Range Transit Plan. The Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides for the development and implementation of transportation service improvements in Simi Valley. The Short Range Transit Plan has been developed by Mobility Planners, LLC.
Bus Schedules and Route Maps - Effective March 2, 2020
The City of Simi Valley's fixed-route bus service provides connections with Los Angeles County’s METRO in the San Fernando Valley community of Chatsworth. Transportation to communities within Ventura County is made possible through connections with the Ventura County VCTC-East County at the Simi Valley Town Center Mall. Trip planning assistance within Ventura County or Los Angeles County is available for your convenience. For traffic, public transit, and other commuter information in Southern California, please call 511 or visit Go511.com.
Riders may pay in cash only for single trips when they board the bus. Drivers are unable to give change. Daily, monthly, and discounted bulk ride passes may be purchased at City Hall and at most middle and senior high schools. Only certified service animals, or animals confined in an approved animal carrier, are allowed on SVT vehicles. All SVT buses are equipped with bike racks. For bike mounting instructions, please refer to our Bikes on Buses brochure.
Seniors and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to utilize the City's fixed-route bus system. The fleet is ADA-accessible, with all buses equipped with ramps and wheelchair accessible seating. Reduced fares (half price) are available for seniors age 65 and older, individuals with an ADA-certified disability, and/or Medicare Card Holders. Click here for the Fixed-Route Reduced Fare Application.
Where's my bus? Now you can easily access Real-time Passenger Information by going to GOVCBus.com.
Americans with Disabilities Act/Dial-A-Ride Service within Simi Valley
Americans with Disabilities Act/Dial-A-Ride services (ADA/DAR) are shared ride services provided within Simi Valley on an "origin to destination" basis to individuals with special needs who are ADA certified and to seniors aged 65 and over. ADA-certified individuals may request "door-to-door" service at the time they book their ride.
Eligibility requirements for ADA/DAR service fall into two categories. Individuals with disabilities, of any age, must be certified as meeting ADA eligibility requirements. Individuals seeking ADA certification should contact Mobility Management Partners (MMP) at (888) 667-7001 to complete and application. An ADA Application must be on file with MMP prior to making appointments for ADA services. Individuals aged 65 and over qualify for Dial-A-Ride transportation as seniors. To apply please complete a Dial-A-Ride Application.
Exact fare, cash only, is required on Simi Valley Transit's ADA/DAR service. ADA-certified passengers must pay a required fare of $2.00 for each one-way trip. No additional fee is charged for a Personal Care Attendant whose ADA-certification includes approval for a Personal Care Attendant. A non ADA-certified Personal Care Attendants or companion/guest passengers must pay a required fare of $2.00 for each one-way trip. ADA/DAR passes may also be purchases in booklets of ten (10) passes for $20.00.
For more information on ADA/DAR service criteria, please contact the City's ADA/DAR service at (805) 583-6464 or learn more from reviewing the SVT ADA and Senior Transportation Service Brochure. Only certified service animals, or animals confined in an approved animal carrier, are allowed on ADA/DAR vehicles.
CONNECT InterCity Regional ADA/Dial-A-Ride Service
Senior passengers ages 65 and above, and passengers certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may now travel throughout most of eastern Ventura County without having to transfer between transit providers. CONNECT InterCity service costs $5.00 each way, and will transport passengers to Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Camarillo, as well as nearby unincorporated areas, such as Newbury Park and Santa Susana Knolls. CONNECT InterCity also connects to western Ventura County through a transfer to Gold Coast Transit and provides connections to Chatsworth through Simi Valley Transit.
For more information related to CONNECT InterCity download the brochure, or call (805) 375-5467. Complete an application must be completed to participate in this service. To make a reservation for CONNECT InterCity, call (805) 375-5467.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Advisory Committee
Applications are Being Accepted
Applications are being accepted for six positions to serve on the ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee. Application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020. For applications and additional information call Simi Valley Transit (805) 583-6464 or visit www.SimiValley.org/ADACommittee.
The Simi Valley Transit Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Advisory Committee consists of seven individuals who hold quarterly public meetings to review and discuss ADA Paratransit issues such as service policies, service availability, accessibility, safety, and training. If you are interested in serving on the Committee or attending a meeting, or if you require additional information, please call (805) 583-6464.
Serving as an advisory board to the City Council, the seven-member ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee meets quarterly to review public Paratransit issues affecting individuals with disabilities, typically the 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m..
Applications and further information can be obtained by contacting Simi Valley Transit at (805) 583-6464, online at www.simivalley.org/ADACommittee, or by downloading the ADA Paratransit Advisory Committee Application.
Citizen's Transportation Advisory Committee
Citizen's Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) serves as an advisory panel to Ventura County Transportation Committee. The Committee includes two non-elected members from each city and Ventura County, two at-large members, and one representative each from Camarillo Health Care District, Commission on Human Concerns, Developmental Disability, St. John’s Medical Center, Public Social Services Agency, and VCTC (as the Consolidated Transportation Services Agency/CTSA).
Title VI Policy and Complaint Process
Simi Valley Transit is committed to ensuring that no person or persons is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Please refer to Simi Valley Transit's Title VI Policy for more information on filing a Title VI complaint. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin may file a Title VI complaint with Simi Valley Transit. The complete Title VI complaint process as well as the due process procedure is outlined in the Title VI Policy link above.
Simi Valley Transit appreciates your support and welcomes your input. To help us meet your public transportation needs, please complete a Customer Comment Card or call (805) 583-6456. Your compliments/concerns will be handled courteously and professionally.
For information regarding Simi Valley Transit fixed-route bus service, please call (805) 583-6456.
For ADA/Dial-A-Ride information and reservations, call (805) 583-6464.
For InterCity CONNECT regional ADA/Dial-A-Ride information and reservations, call (805) 375-5467.
For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) service, please call (800) 735-2929 and ask for (805) 583-6464.