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Gray Line Ends Dec. 16

The Gray Line in Mammoth Lakes will cease operation after Friday, December 16, 2016.  The majority of the current Gray Line service area will be serviced by the Red Line, Green Line and by expansion of the Purple Line and the Town Trolley route.  Ridership on the Gray Line has been declining for several years and a decision was made to use the funding from the Gray Line to fund year-round expansion of the Town Trolley route in order to provide service to the Meridian Boulevard area between Old Mammoth Road and Juniper Springs Resort.  This Meridian Boulevard area was identified as a service gap in ESTA’s most recent Short Range Transit Plan.  Individuals who use the Gray Line to or from destinations out Old Mammoth Road beyond Aspen Village can contact Dial-A-Ride at 760.914.1315 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm for service into town.  Contact Eastern Sierra Transit at 760.924.3184 for additional information.

Lone Pine Express Route Expansion & Fare Reduction

Eastern Sierra Transit is making travel between Lone Pine and Bishop a little easier.  Starting Monday, October 31, 2016, there will an additional run on the Lone Pine Express route to accommodate those who wish to spend a half day in Bishop.  Three days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) the bus will depart Lone Pine McDonalds at 11:45am. with stops in Independence  at 12:00pm, Big Pine at 12:35pm and arriving in Bishop at 12:55pm.

There are now four departure times from Lone Pine north to Bishop. The new departure times are:

North from Lone Pine – McDonalds
M- F M- F M, W, F Only M- F
6:15am 8:30am 11:45am 5:00pm

There are three departure times from Bishop south to Lone Pine Monday through Friday:

South from Bishop – Vons/Kmart
7:00am 1:15pm 6:30pm

Commuting with Eastern Sierra Transit is very economical with 50% off the 10-Punch pass.  The 10-Punch passes has one rate for all passengers including adults, seniors, youth and disabled. The new reduce pass price will go into effect October 31, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Lone Pine Express
10-Punch Pass Fare Reduction
Bishop to: Big Pine $17.00
  Aberdeen $26.00
  Independence $29.00
  Lone Pine $33.00
Big Pine to: Aberdeen $16.00
  Independence $20.00
  Lone Pine $26.00
Aberdeen to: Independence $16.00
  Lone Pine $23.00
Independence to: Lone Pine $16.00

The Lone Pine Express is a versatile route that accommodates many needs of the community including

  • Commuters from Bishop and Big Pine going to work in Independence.
  • South County resident coming to Bishop for work, shopping, medical and social activities for a full or half day
  • 6:15am bus from Lone Pine connects with 395 Route going to Reno
  • 11:45am bus connect to the Mammoth Express going to Mammoth
  • All busses have bike racks

The Expansion of the Lone Pine Express and the reduction of pass price have been made possible through an Inyo County Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) grant funding.

ESTA Proposes Amendment to Conflict of Interest Code

Notice is given that ESTA proposes to edit the Authority’s Conflict of Interest by adding and additional Designated Position.