The Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT) is making temporary changes to serve passengers with essential travel needs.
Effective Saturday, SYVT says it is suspending all fixed-route services. For customers with essential travel needs, SYVT is launching a Dial-A-Ride (DAR) service.
Similar to Lyft or Uber, the DAR service allows the general public to call to request a ride at least one day in advance for essential needs, including grocery shopping, going to medical appointments and picking up medication at the pharmacy, according to a press release from SYVT.
SYVT says customers can call between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday service is temporarily unavailable, the press release said.
SYVT officials say bus fares will cost $1.50 per ride. Ten-ride punch cards and monthly passes will also be valid for use on DAR.
To request a ride, customers can call 805-688-5452.
To learn more about these temporary service changes, visit the SYVT website here.