Votran

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Votran
VotranLogo.svg
Votran-transfer-plaza5.jpg
Votran Transfer Plaza in Daytona Beach
Slogan We Drive a Great Bargain
Parent Volusia County Government
Founded 1975
Headquarters 950 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, Florida 32119-2518
Service area Volusia County, Florida
Service type Bus, paratransit
Alliance McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
Routes 28
Hubs DeLand, Daytona Beach
Fleet 55 buses, 4 trolleys, 44 paratransit vans
Daily ridership 9,233 (2007)[1]
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Volusia Transit Management, Inc.
General manager Steve Sherrer
Website www.votran.org

Votran, officially the Volusia County Public Transit System is the public transportation agency of Volusia County, Florida, United States. The agency provides bus routes throughout the entire county.

Single rides are $1.75 per trip, or $3.75 for a 24-hour pass.

History[edit]

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]

Stations[edit]

Votran has three main stations:

  • Transfer Plaza, corner of N. Palmetto Avenue and M M 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.
  • Intermodal Transfer Facility (ITF), South Woodland Blvd (US 17/92) and Euclid Ave., DeLand. Buses service the ITF between 4:34 am and 8:36pm

Other transfer locations are available at most shopping centers and where multiple buses cross paths.

Routes[edit]

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 (two hubs in Daytona Beach). The East side routes generally service the Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and Ormond Beach areas, With a connector (Route 60) to the DeLand area to connect with Routes 20, 24, and 31 on the Westside.
  • Southeast (hub in New Smyrna Beach). There are Three Southeast Routes and Two Flex Service routes serving the New Smyrna Beachside and Mainland areas. Route 40 goes northbound to Port Orange via US1 and Nova Road to connect with the Eastside Routes near Dunlawton Square. Route 41 travels southbound serving Edgewater and Oak Hill. Route 44 serves State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach.
  • West (hub in Orange City). These routes include the 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, and 33, and service the DeBary, Deltona, DeLand and Orange City areas, with five out of the eight routes focused mainly on Deltona, though two of the three routes (route 21 & route 22) follow similar paths for most of their assigned trips (e.g. the 21 will stop at certain bus stops, with the 22 stopping at the same bus stop the following hour in the opposite direction). Route 24 connects DeLand to Pierson and Seville in northwestern Volusia County. Routes 31-33 were added for service to the DeBary SunRail Station starting May 1, 2014. Route 31 serves North DeLand to the DeBary SunRail Station (half-hourly, stops at all stops along the way), Route 32 starts in Deltona to the DeBary SunRail Station via Orange City (hourly, stops at all stops along the way), Route 33 is a Limited Stop, or Express bus from Deltona to the DeBary SunRail station via Orange City (hourly, limited stops).

For the 20-series routes, service hours on the West Side are from roughly 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Service runs hourly on the 20 & 23, bihourly on the 21/22, and three times a day on the 24. The 30-series routes run during rush hour only, but start earlier and end later, because they are oriented towards people taking SunRail to work in Orlando.

The East Side division is the only one that provides Sunday and night service for its routes.[3]

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