Frequently Asked Questions

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The Votran service area maps and schedules are divided into three areas: Greater Daytona Beach, Southeast Volusia, and West Volusia. Click on the map or schedule in your area to learn more.

Schedules and maps are available at all sales outlets, local libraries, city halls, county administration buildings, and on all fixed route buses. You can also call Votran and have one mailed to you at no charge. Click here for online version.

Any service suggestions are subject to review for inclusion in the County’s budget. You should send the request in writing to:
Votran
C/O Assistant GM of Planning
950 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, Fl 32119

You bet! You can use the MyStop Trip Planner by going to the home page and clicking the map image.  You will need to know the address from which you will depart, the address of your destination, and the day and time you will travel.  Riders can use the online trip planner or call Votran during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday for the help you need to ride with Votran.

Contact the company that manages Votran bus advertising, Clear Channel Communications (321) 726-6611

Within city limits the bus benches are placed with the approval of the city. If the city has benches with advertising, then the city has a contract with the company that supplies the bench. Please contact your city public works department for more information.

Passes can be ordered online from the Bus Fares and Passes page.  Votran passes can be obtained at sales outlets in New Smyrna Beach (Council on Aging in the Brannon Center in addition to the library), South Daytona (Votran office), Daytona Beach (Downtown Transfer Plaza), Ormond Beach Library, Deltona Library, and Deland (County Administration Building.) All outlets are served by fixed route bus routes.

How Do I Contact Votran?

Telephone numbers
(386) 761-7700 (Daytona Beach)
(386) 424-6800 (Southeast Volusia)
(386) 943-7033 (West Volusia)

The application and user guide for Votran "Gold" can be found online from the Special Services pull down menu, Gold Service.

Gold service phone numbers
Greater Daytona Beach Area Customer service – (386) 322-5100
West Volusia Customer service – (386) 943-7050
Southeast Volusia Customer service – (386) 424-6810

(TDD) For Hearing/Speech Impaired
Daytona Beach Area Customer service (386) 756-7494
West Volusia Customer service (386) 943-7052
Southeast Volusia Customer service (386) 424-6820

Votran’s Commuter Assistance Programs are conducted through a program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation called reTHINK,  reTHINK can help commuters find carpool, van pool and ride-share opportunities in their area.

Van Pool operations are operated through vRide. vRide is a national company that helps to provide van pooling opportunities in Volusia County and all of Central Florida.

There are many opportunities for you to do business with Votran. Visit Volusia County Purchasing at http://vcservices.vcgov.org/bidlistnet1/bids.aspx?sBid=O for any open Votran bids.

The farebox return or recovery rate varies among transit agencies. Presently, fares account for 16 percent of Votran operating revenues.

YEAR

Operating Cost

Fare-box Return

Percentage

2013

$11,811,086

 

22 %

2014

$12,957,812

 

21 %

 

Operating costs are:
Local 50 percent
State 14 percent
Federal 14 percent
Revenue 22 percent
**Revenue includes farebox receipts, advertising, and other miscellaneous sources.

90% of Votran expenses fall into four categories:

  • Labor and labor related expenses
  • Fuel and lubricants
  • Insurance (vehicles and facilities)
  • Replacement parts (vehicles and facilities)

Since 1998, Votran added the following enhancements for our riders:

  • Constructed the Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) near the Ocean Center.
  • Began running Night Service in the Greater Daytona Beach Area.
  • Began the Route 24, providing service from Deland to Pierson/Seville Area.
  • Added bike racks to all fixed route buses and trolleys.
  • Developed the Commuter Assistance Program, including van pools, park and ride lots, and ride share programs.
  • Partnered with Lynx and The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide the I-4 Express Commuter Bus.
  • Began the Route 60 Cross-County Connector service on Saturdays.
  • Initiated the major technology improvements, including automatic vehicle locators, automated fare boxes, digital camera security systems, and electronic route information signs at the major transfer centers.
  • Introduced www.votran.org so customers could have access to information 24/7.