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Beginning the 2021 – 2022 School Year all Bus Riders will be issued a Smart-Tag Pass to ride the School Bus. For more information visit the Smart-Tag portal or the landing page pop-up.AVSTA will be closed and no student transportation will be provided during the week of Thanksgiving, November 22, 2021 – November 26, 2021. Our office will reopen and regular transportation will be resume on November 29, 2021Smart-Tag parent portal is temporarily down for maintenance.

Welcome to AVSTA

Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency was formed on July 1, 1980 following a feasibility study regarding forming a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) by the following districts: Antelope Valley Union High School District, Gorman School District, Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes School District, Keppel Union School District, Lancaster School District, Palmdale School District, Westside Union Elementary School District and Wilsona School District. The Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is a union between two or more public entities with common interests, whose purpose is to join forces and share resources.

The original location of AVSTA was at Antelope Valley High School. In 1988 construction was completed on our current facility located at 670 West Avenue L-8 in Lancaster, CA. One of the Agency’s major successes has been the ability to obtain grants worth over 11 million dollars since 1993, to obtain new school buses and fueling infrastructure. This has resulted in reduced costs to each district and the mitigation of Antelope Valley air pollution.

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