Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency to Turn 40
BLYTHE – The Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency will celebrate 40 years of service to the residents of Blythe and the communities of eastern Riverside County on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, a member of the public transit agency’s board of directors, will present a proclamation at an anniversary commemoration to be held at 10 a.m. at the agency’s operations facility in Blythe, 415 N. Main St.
“Forty years is a milestone of service, a long legacy of providing safe, reliable and outstanding transportation in the Palo Verde Valley,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “The agency is as vital as ever with the newly launched Blythe Wellness Express, which improves the lives of residents who use this service to access health care. I am proud to be part of this agency, and contribute to its strong commitment and efforts in service to our community.”
Kevin Kane, chair of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation and executive director/CEO of Victor Valley Transit Authority, will be the keynote speaker.
Following the ceremonial event, there will be a community gathering with light beverages and activities for children.
The Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency was established on Jan. 28, 1978 through a joint powers agreement between the City of Blythe and the County of Riverside. The public transit agency served more than 4,000 riders in its initial year of operation. Today, the agency has grown to serve approximately 3,600 riders per month.