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Volusia County Transit
(VOTRAN)
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VOTRAN Transfer Plaza in Daytona Beach
Slogan We Drive a Great Bargain
Parent Volusia County Florida Government
Founded 1975
Headquarters 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, Florida [1]
Locale Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Service area Volusia County, Florida
Service type bus service, paratransit
Alliance McDonald Transit
Routes 28
Hubs Transfer Plaza
Intermodal Transit Facility
Fleet 55 buses, 4 trolleys, 44 paratransit vans
Daily ridership 9,233 (2007) [1]
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Volusia County Transit
Chief executive Lois Bollenback
Web site VOTRAN Official Website

Volusia County Public Transit System, more commonly referred to as VOTRAN, is the public transportation agency of Volusia County, Florida, United States. The agency provides bus routes throughout the entire county, and a limited commuter service to Orlando, Florida, with a connection to LYNX.

Single rides are $1.25 per trip, or $3 for a one-day bus pass (Valid for all routes, except the Orlando connector).

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History

VoTran is run by Volusia Transit Management, Inc, which was founded in 1975. The parent company of Volusia Transit Management is Mcdonald Transit Associates, Inc. [2]

Fares

(as of December 2007)

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One way fares

$1.25 full fare ($0.60 reduced fare) for all routes, except the Orlando Connector. $3.50 full fare ($1.75 reduced fare) for the Orlando Connector.

Passes

  • Daily pass - $3.00 full fare ($1.50 reduced fare) expires 24 hours after purchase. Valid for all originating routes and transfers, except for the Orlando Connector.
  • Three-Day pass - $6.00 full fare ($3.00 reduced fare) expires 72 hours after purchase. Valid for all originating routes and transfers, except for the Orlando Connector.
  • Seven-Day pass - $12.00 full fare ($6.00 reduced fare) expires 7 days after purchase. Valid for all originating routes and transfers, except for the Orlando Connector.
  • Monthly passes - $40 full fare ($20 reduced fare) expires 31 days after purchase. Valid for all originating routes and transfers, except for the Orlando Connector.

Reduced fares

  • Available for children between 6 and 17 (Must show valid Volusia County school student I.D. card). Children under 5 ride for free with an adult.
  • Senior citizens or persons with disabilities must show Government issued I.D. card showing valid proof of age.

Stations

VOTRAN has two main stations:

  • Transfer Plaza, corner of Palmetto Street and Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach. Buses meet and depart every half-hour; M-Sa, 7a-7p.
  • Intermodal Transfer Facility (ITF), 301 Earl Street and North Atlantic Ave. (FL Highway A1A), Daytona Beach. Buses meet and depart on every hour for evening and Sunday service; M-Sa, 7p-11p; Su 7a-6p.

Transfer points are available at other locations throughout the county, usually at a major shopping center or other facility where two or more buses cross paths.

Routes

The Volusia County Government governs the county as three regions, and VOTRAN does the same with its service. Bus routes are grouped into three regions:

  • East (hub in Daytona Beach). The East side routes generally service the Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach areas, With a connector to the DeLand area to connect with Routes 20 and 24 on the Westside.
  • Southeast (hub in New Smyrna Beach). There are Five Southeast Routes Route 40 to Port Orange to connect with the Eastside Routes at Dunlawton Square. Route 41 serving Edgewater and Oak Hill. Route 42 serving the NSB Beachside. Route 43/44 serving the NSB Mainland.
  • West (hub in Orange City). These Routes service for the most part the Deltona/DeLand area with 3 routes focused on Deltona alone.

Full Route List

  • 1A A1A North
  • 1B Granada(discontinued effective January 24, 2010 to be replaced by Route 18/19)
  • 3 North Ridgewood
  • 4 South Ridgewood
  • 5 Center Street
  • 6 North Nova
  • 7 South Nova
  • 8 Halifax
  • 9 International Speedway(discontinued effective January 24,2010 to be replaced by Route 18/19)
  • 10 Medical Center
  • 11 Mason Avenue
  • 12 Clyde Morris
  • 15 Orange Avenue
  • 17A South Atlantic
  • 18/19 International Speedway/Granada(replaces routes 1B/9 effective January 24,2010)
  • 20 Deland
  • 21/22 Deltona
  • 23 Orange City
  • 24 Pierson-Seville
  • 40 Port Orange
  • 41 Edgewater
  • 42 New Symrna Beach
  • 43/44 New Symrna Mainland
  • 60 East-West Connector

References

  1. ^ a b "2007 National Transit Database". Federal Transit Administration. 2008-08-25. http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/pubs/profiles/2007/agency_profiles/4032.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  2. ^ Volusia Transit Management, Inc. (Votran) listing on MANTA

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