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The City's Transportation Division's goal is to make Ventura a better place through improving the transportation network by identifying, developing, and maintaining practical, environmentally sound, economical, and innovative solutions that are responsive to the needs of all travel modes, so that people, goods, and services can move safely and efficiently, while protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens in the City.  Our specific objectives inlcude planning, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining the City's street network, transit system, bikeway and pedestrian facilities, parking, and demand management programs as directed by the City Council and stated in the City's General Plan. The key element in achieving the goals and objectives of the division is collaboration with other department and divisions within the City as well as our community stakeholders. The major functional areas within the division are:

  •     Traffic Engineering
  •     Transportation Planning
  •     Parking Management
  •     Roadway Pavement and Sidewalk Maintenance
  •     Traffic Signal, Street Lighting, and Signage Maintenance
  •     Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Programs
  •     Transportation Improvement Projects
  •     Public Transit Service Coordination

Ventura Public Works received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award in July, 2014. This award is a the “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and most efficient use of public resources.  

Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura...


US 101 - California Street Off-Ramp Relocation Project

Clink here to keep up on the progress of the US 101 - California street off-ramp relocation project


Transportation Phone Numbers

Traffic Engineering Information/Requests


Bicycle Hotline

(805) 654-7769

Street Light Outage (SCE)
To report a street light outage online visit the SCE Outage Center. Or call toll-free number provided on right. 
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Traffic Enforcement


Parking Tickets


Parking Pay Station (meter) Maintenance


Abandoned Vehicles



City-wide Daily Traffic Count Data:

The City no longer conducts city-wide daily traffic counts. The most recent city-wide daily traffic count was taken in 2007 a copy of the map is shown below, or can be downloaded.



Current Capital Projects:


California Street Bridge

This project will be replacing the existing low pedestrian railing with a higer and decorative railing as well as adding pedestrian lighting along the bridge. The project is in the constriciton phase.

Traffic Signal Modernization

Several of the traffic signals in the City have equipment that is reaching its end of servicable life and this project is replacing the equipment so that the system continues to operate. The initial focus is on placement of battery backup systems so that the traffic signals can operate during SCE power outages.

Five Points Intersection Access Improvements

The project will add signalized pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, and sidewalk improvements so that the intersection is easier to cross. The project is funded by local City funds and a grant from VCTC and is expeced to start constuction in the spring of 2016.

Anacapa Middle School Safe Route to School Project

The City has started the design phase of a Federally funded Safe Route to School project that will improve pedestrian and bicycle access to Anacapa Middle School. The project includes widening of Telegraph Rd, sidewalk, bike lanes, a new traffic signal at Telegraph Rd/College Dr and bike parking facilities on the Anacapa Middle School campus.

Seaward Avenue Bike Safety Improvements

The City is working with Caltrans to improve bike safety along Seaward Avenue. The project wil be installing green bike lanes along both sides of Seaward from San Marcos to Harbor Boulevard. The installation will occur in spring 2016.

Vista Del Mar - Harbor Sidewalk

The City is working with Caltrans to add sidwalk along Harbor Boulevard from Sanjon Road and Vista Del Mar to improve pedestrian access to the traffic signal where a safer crossing of Harbor Boulevard can occur.









Public Transit

Gold Coast Bus

Gold Coast Transit (formerly SCAT) operates 14 regular bus routes and a senior/disabled paratransit service. Serves the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the county area between them. Most routes run Monday - Saturday with some routes running Sunday as well. Many routes now have weekday service until 9 p.m. Call (805) 487-4222 or
(805) 643-3158 (TDD 486-2304) for more information or visit the Gold Coast Transit website.

Ventura Intercity Transit Authority (VISTA) operates 4 regular bus routes and two general public dial-a-ride services. Contact the Ventura County Transportation Commission at
(805) 642-1591. Information is also available on the VCTC website.

Amtrak provides national and regional rail service to the City of Ventura at the train platform located at Seaside Park on Harbor Boulevard. Scheduling and stop information is available at (800) 872-7245 or on the Amtrak website.

Metrolink is a premier regional rail system, including commuter and other passenger services, linking communities to employment and activity centers. Metrolink provides reliable transportation and mobility for the region. Current service is provided to the City of Ventura at a station in the Montalvo area off of Ventura Boulevard.
Information on Metrolink service is available by calling (800) 371-LINK or on the Metrolink website.

  • Metrolink now offers connecting service to LAX. Read More (pdf)