New to riding Grand Valley Transit buses? This section will help you learn everything you need to know using GVT, including buying your fare and getting on the bus, and provides helpful tips to make your trip even easier!

Additional Information

Rules for Riding

Statement of Rights

Fares and Passes


Visit the Fares and Prepaid Passes page for more information


Visit the Fares and Prepaid Passes page for more information

 

Get On Board


Grand Valley Transit provides bike racks on every bus for your convenience. Ride the bus to your destination for the same low price you would normally pay, and your bike rides for free!


Visit the following pages for information on Riding the Bus:

 And don't forget you can use the Bus Tracking SPOT website or download the mobile application to your cell phone.  You will find information on how to do this on the Bus Tracking page.

 

    • You can get trip planning information by calling Grand Valley Transit (GVT) at (970) 256-7433 (RIDE)

    • Visit the Routes/Schedules page

    • Use the Trip Planner box on the right or go to Google Transit website
  • Blue, Red, and White Grand Valley Transit (GVT) bus stop signs are posted at stop locations 

  • You can view individual bus stop locations by selecting a route from the Routes and Schedules page

Bus Stop SignBus Stop Sign

Getting There

  • For Grand Valley Transit (GVT) riders, look for the closest GVT stop or check the Routes and Schedule page for the closest time indicator near your point of origin.

  • Check the appropriate bus route schedule and plan to arrive five minutes early.

  • You can use the Bus tracking SPOT website or mobile application

  • Visit our Dial-a-Ride page to learn about this service

  • Check the "head sign" located at the front of the bus for the appropriate route for your destination. The sign tells you the route number and name, which matches the information on your schedule. Board only the Grand Valley Transit (GVT) bus with the number and route name of your choosing, as a number of bus routes may use the same location for pick-up and drop-off.

  • When boarding the bus, it is important to remember that the bus operator cannot make change. Please have fare or pass ready for operator prior to boarding the bus. This promotes quicker loading & unloading as well as on time performance.

  • Training is available to assist individuals with disabilities, seniors, and persons with special needs on how to use Grand Valley Transit (GVT). This is a free service offered by Grand Valley Transit (GVT). Our goal is to encourage the use of GVT Routes to meet the needs of all GVT area residents. For information about using this service, call Grand Valley Transit (GVT) at (970) 256-7433 (RIDE) or view the flyer on upcoming training sessions.


Pickup a Schedule

    • available on all the Grand Valley Transit (GVT) buses

    • available at local businesses throughout the area

    • call Grand Valley Transit (GVT) at (970) 256-7433 (RIDE) and request one to be mailed to you

    • or view the Routes and Schedules page

    • Learn about the Dial-a-ride service

    • You can use the Bus tracking SPOT website or mobile application

View the Grand Valley Transit Routes System Map  Adobe Acrobat to find the stop location nearest to you. On the schedules, the bus travels from the top to the bottom of each schedule.


Learn about Grand Valley Transit's bus tracking system by visiting our page Bus Tracking System SPOT


Visit our Contact Us page to view phone number, hours of operation, location, and other information

Connections to Regional Public Transportation

These are public transportation opportunites that will take you beyond the Grand Valley. Click on the bullet to learn more about each regional service.

Did you know GVT has bus stops close to all of these regional connections? Feel free to call (970) 256-7433 (RIDE) for assistance locating these stops.

Trip Planner

Contact Information
525 S. 6th Street, First Floor
(Corner of 6th Sreet and South Avenue)
Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 256-7433 (RIDE)
Email grandvalleytransit@mesacounty.us