A new bus service that’s launching this week will help connect Ventura County’s eastern and western areas.
The Ventura County Transportation Commission is opening the East-West Connector on Friday.
VCTC Transit Director Martin Erickson says it improves access to employment centers, colleges, health care facilities and the Ventura County Government Center.
“It’s going to be an exciting opportunity to take a comfortable bus directly across Ventura County from Simi Valley to the city of Ventura stopping along the way in Moorpark, Camarillo and the Esplanade in Oxnard,” he said.
Without this new route, riders would have to transfer in Thousand Oaks.
VCTC is offering free rides during the bus line’s first week of operation from November 10th through the 17th. The buses operate weekdays between 6 am and 9:30 pm.