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RFP - SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is seeking proposals for the Authority's Short Range Transit Plan.  Proposals are due by March 20, 2015.  Click the link for full RFP document.

PRESIDENT'S DAY

In observance of President’s Day, Monday, February 16th, all Eastern Sierra Transit bus services will be closed, except for buses service within the Town of Mammoth Lakes. 

HWY 395 CLOSURE - Monday 2/9

Hwy 395 is currently closed to high profile vehicle between Bridgeport and Lee Vining due to extreme wind condition.   The 395 Route southbound from Reno will travel on Hwy 6 and will not be making any stops in Bridgeport, Lee Vining, June Lakes or Mammoth.  SERVICE CHANGEThe 5:20pm bus from Mammoth to Bishop is cancelled this evening due to the closure of U.S. Highway 395 north of Mammoth. There will be a bus this evening at 7:00pm that will be available to transport passengers south on Highway 395 as far as Bishop. This 7:00pm bus is a one-time response to today’s road closure and is not an ongoing addition to ESTA’s services.

HWY 395 CLOSURE

Hwy 395 is currently closed to high profile vehicle between Bishop and the Nevada State Line due to extreme wind condition.  The mid-day  and evening Mammoth Express routes are cancelled.  The 395 Route southbound from Reno will travel on Hwy 6 and will not be making any stops along Hwy 395 including Mammoth.  The northbound 395 Route from Lancaster will end in Bishop.

NEW YEAR'S SCHEDULE

Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating Nite Rider service in Bishop on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31st.  Nite Rider Service will be in operation until 2:00am on New Year’s Eve. Nite Rider fare is $4.20 within the Bishop area.  Call 760-872-1901 ext 22 to schedule a ride.On Thursday, January 1st all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.Eastern Sierra Transit Authority would like to send a sincere thank you to all our customers and friends for riding with us this past year. 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will be operating the following schedule for the Christmas Holiday.Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th

  • Lone Pine Dial-A-Ride will be closed
  • Walker Dial-A-Ride will be Closed
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride will be operating from 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • 395 Routes and all Town-to-Town Routes will be operating

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th

  • All services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority would like to send a sincere thank you to all our customers and friends for riding with us this past year. 

ROUTE CLOSURES - THURSDAY 12/11

The Mammoth Express 1:00pm and 6:10pm departing Bishop, 2:05pm and 5:20pm departing Mammoth will not operate due to road closures for high profile vehicles.  The 395 Route departing Reno has been diverted to Hwy 6 and will not be stopping in Walker, Bridgeport, Lee Vining or Mammoth.  

VETERAN'S DAY SCHEDULE

Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th.The following routes will operate:  

  • 395 Route North to Reno
  • Lone Pine to Bishop 6:15am  
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm  
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:35am  
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:10pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride  Limited Service (8:00am – 6:00pm)  Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled   
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth

Lakes Basin Ends Sept. 28th

The Lakes Basin Trolley service will wrap up the 2014 summer service on Sunday, September 28th

ESTA Drivers Wedded

Two of ESTA's drivers, Jay Teslaa and Angie Curry were married this past Sunday.  The wedding party was transported in style from the wedding venue at Convict Lake back to the reception in Mammoth aboard an ESTA bus (naturally!).  Congratulations to Jay and Angie!

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