HESPERIA—Victor Valley Transit Authority employees on Monday began moving into their new headquarters.
The 28,820-square-foot administration and operations building was completed at a cost of $19 million, which is less than half the $42 million price projected for the facility in the engineer’s estimate in 2006.
By relocating the project from Hesperia Road and Ottawa Road to Smoktree Street and E Avenue and availing themselves of the reduction in construction costs made possible by the economic downturn of the last four years, agency officials were able to achieve the $23 million savings.
Located on a 10-acre parcel, the headquarters matches the modernity of the transit authority’s recently completed 15,750 square foot maintenance facility and its compressed natural gas fueling station.
Victor Valley Transit Authority provides local bus service for the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, and the unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County in the Victor Valley, serving over 1 million passengers a year.