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4th OF JULY TRANSIT ROUTES

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority’s Nite Rider Service in Bishop, Red’s Meadow Shuttle and all routes within the Town of Mammoth Lakes will be in operation on Friday, July 4, 2014. All other routes will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.ESTA wishes all of our customers a happy and safe 4th of July.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURE

AEll Eastern Sierra Transit Authority / 395 Route services will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday 26th, except for the service within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

The purpose of the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Volunteer Driver Pilot Program is to offer non-emergency medical transportation mileage reimbursement services to the transportation disadvantaged community: those persons, who because of physical or mental disability, income status, age, or who for other reasons are unable to transport themselves, or to purchase transportation, and are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to healthcare.A Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) applicant would be approved if he/she meets the following eligibility requirements.          Eligibility Requirements·         Must be Inyo or Mono County Resident·         Must be receiving medical care from a medical facility·         Cannot make the trip because of financial challenge  or·         The applicant is not able to drive him/herself The rate of reimbursement  being proposed will be equal to or less than the IRS Standard Rate in effect, paid up to the maximum mileage allowed for each month for each individual.  The 2014 IRS reimbursement rate for medical is currently 23.5 cents per mile.  To be eligible for reimbursement, each one-way trip must begin or end in Inyo or Mono County. Please contact Jill Batchelder at 760-872-1901 Ext 11 for more information.

New Mammoth Phone Number

The telephone number for ESTA's services in Mammoth Lakes has changed.  Please make note that our new Mammoth number is 760.914.1315.

Seasonal Service to Whitmore Pool

New service will be offered this summer between Mammoth Lakes and the Whitmore Pool.  Service will be provided Monday - Friday with departures every 3 hours or less from 7:35am with the last return from the Pool at 6:46pm.

Red Line Late Season Schedule

The late season schedule for the Red Line will commence on Monday, April 28th.  The late season Red Line operates from 7:00am until 5:30pm with service every 30 minutes.  First bus departs Snowcreek at 7:00am and last bus departs Main Lodge at 5:30pm.

Early Start for Lakes Basin Trolley

The Town Council approved additional transit funding this week which will allow the 2014 Lakes Basin Trolley service to operate a longer season.  The service will commence on Saturday, May 24th and will operate everyday through September 14th.  In addition, the trolleys will use larger bike trailers this summer, which increases the bike carrying capacity of the trolleys' trailers by 33%.

Bishop Area Transit Survey

Eastern Sierra Transit wants to know what you think about Public Transit in the Bishop area.  Have you used public transit?  How would you get to the store if your car was in the shop?  Clink the link and let us know - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BishopAreaTransitSurvey

Customer Satisfaction Survey - Bishop Dial-A-Ride

Eastern Sierra Transit is conducting a Bishop Dial-A-Ride Customer Satisfaction Survey.  Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing. Click the link to start your survey - www.surveymonkey.com/s/BishopDARCustomerSatisfaction   Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Fare Promotions

Two fare promotions are currently being offered to reduce the cost to travel on several of ESTA's services.

1.  Guests of passengers traveling on Bishop Dial-a-Ride within Zone 1 can travel for a flat $1.00 fare.  This represents as much as a 66% discount ($2.00) from the previous fare for an adult.  To take advantage of this new fare promotion, the guest must travel with the primary passenger at the same time from exactly the same trip origin adress to the same trip destination (in other words, make the same trip as the primary passenger).  This also means that parents can now bring their kids along for just a buck.

2.  A free Bishop area Zone 1 round trip ticket will be provided to all passengers purchasing a round trip ticket on the Lone Pine Express route, or the Mammoth Express Route.  This will allow passengers traveling to Bishop to be able to get around town more economically while they're in Bishop.

Both of these promotions are in effect through July of 2014. 

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