News Story


Ventura - Transportation Service Moves Homeless During Storm
2/28/2014 2:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Transportation Service Moves Homeless During Storm


2765 Eva Street, Ventura, Ca.

Date & Time:

Feb. 28, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services / Roadrunner Shuttle


Approximately 100 homeless people needed to be moved Friday from the National Guard Armory in Ventura to the Ventura Mission Church, which is two miles away. The armory was being used as a homeless shelter, but there was an event planned at the facility, and an alternate shelter needed to be set up at the church across town.


The Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services learned there was no plan to transport people from one shelter to another and they were being told to walk the two miles to the church in the height of the rain storm.


A phone call to Roadrunner Shuttle changed all that. The company offered their services for free and transported all of the homeless people from the armory to the church. This is another example of public and private agencies working together to solve problems in the community.


Roadrunner Shuttle has provided similar emergency transportation services before. During the Springs Fire, the company sent a fleet of buses to evacuate an entire camp of children along PCH as the fire was approaching the area.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Mar. 3, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Kevin McGowan, OES Director