Tag: Virgin Islands Transportation System (VITRAN)

VITRAN Reduces Bus Schedule During DPW Week On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —VITRAN St. Thomas will operate on an abbreviated schedule on Friday, July 15, 2022, to allow VITRAN staff to participate in DPW employee appreciation activities, according to DPW. VITRAN services will operate from 5 to 10:45 a.m., and then from 3 to 9 p.m., the Department of Public Works said this morning. DPW […]

DPW Gets $375,000 From FTA’s ‘Areas of Persistent Poverty’ Grant Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) plans on expanding Virgin Islands transit routes and extending hours of service after receiving a $375,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s 2022 Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant program. FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program supports projects that address the transportation challenges faced by […]

DPW Gets $5.1 Million Grant For Passenger Ferry Service Between St. Thomas and St. John

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) is among 11 State agencies chosen as grant winners, for the Federal Transit Administration’s 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program. DPW will be awarded $5.1 million to purchase a new 100-foot. ferry, which is expected to improve service reliability and accommodate increased ridership along the […]

VITRAN To Shut Down Bus Service Temporarily In St. Thomas On Thursday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VITRAN will temporarily discontinue its 9 and 11 a.m. fixed route service in St. Thomas on Thursday, the Department of Public Works said today. The suspension will “allow employees to attend a funeral service following the sudden loss of a VITRAN team member,” according to DPW. Services will resume at 1 p.m. […]

Delta Variant To Halt VITRAN Bus Service In St. Thomas-St. John This Week: DPW

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that effective immediately all St. John VITRAN operations will be suspended until further notice. On St. Thomas, fixed route services will be suspended from 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 6) until further notice. The service interruptions will allow the department to test drivers […]

DPW Says Expanded VITRAN Services In St. Thomas Are Aimed At The Elderly

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that bus route services expanded in St. Thomas today. Effective today, VITRAN will expand Routes 301 and 601 to include Perimeter Road, which borders the Schneider Regional Medical Center. This route will contain the following stops: Lockhart School, Raphael O. Wheatley Skills Center, Royal Palms […]

VITRAN Works Out Holiday Service, None On Christmas Day Or New Year’s Day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is advising the community of VITRAN’s adjusted holiday schedule. Fixed route services will not be offered on December 25, 2020 or January 1, 2021. ADA Paratransit services will be available for certified passengers as scheduled. VITRAN will operate on an adjusted schedule on December 24 and December 31: […]

Public Works To Shut Down VITRAN Bus Service Starting At 11:30 a.m. Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the community that VITRAN’s Fixed Route Services will be suspended between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM on November 20 — St. Thomas, November 23 — St. Croix and November 24 — St. John, to allow for participation in employee appreciation activities. “The Department of Public Works appreciates the community’s patience as […]

Governor Bryan Joins Public Works Commissioner Petty For Ground-Breaking of New VITRAN Facility On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. joined Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty Jr. for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Virgin Islands Transportation System (VITRAN) Maintenance and Operations Facility on St. Croix. The new facility is being built in Anna’s Hope to replace the 30-year-old current facility that lacks the space and equipment necessary to maintain […]