Eastern Sierra Transit News

News, RFP's


October 2015

Reno Departure Time Change

Effective Monday, October 5th, the Reno route will depart it’s southbound run from Reno starting 20 minutes earlier.  The Reno Greyhound station departure will be at 1:10pm and the Reno airport departure will be at 1:30pm.  See all of the new Reno route southbound times here.

September 2015

Fall Trolley Schedule Starts Sept. 8

The Town Trolley will commence its fall, shoulder season schedule effective Tuesday, September 8th. The shoulder season schedule operates from 9:00am until 10:00pm, with service approximately every 30 minutes.

August 2015

Trolley RFP

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) is accepting proposals for the purchase of one trolley, and the option for the purchase of five (5) trolleys within the next three (3) years, to be utilized in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  The Town of Mammoth Lakes is a resort community located in the Eastern Sierra at an elevation of over 8,000 feet.   One hundred percent (100%) of the purchase price will be funded from Mono County State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds.Time is of the essence and all proposals must be received by 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 18th. All proposals must be electronically delivered to jbatchelder@estransit.com


July 2015

Whitmore Pool Bus Service Begins June 22nd

Seasonal, weekday service to Whitmore Pool will begin Monday, June 22nd. The route departs from the bus shelter behind McDonalds approximately every two hours or less from 7:35am until 5:20pm. NOTE: From June 22nd through July 3rd, the first morning run from McDonald’s departs at 7:35am. From July 6th forward, the first morning run will depart McDonald’s at 7:50am. Click here for the full schedule.

ESTA Labor Day Closure

All Eastern Sierra Transit Bus Services will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 7th, except for the services within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Bishop Nite Rider

Bishop’s Nite Rider Service will be in operation Labor Day weekend (THURSDAY – SUNDAY 2AM)

June 2015

PCT Detour around Washington Fire (Markleeville)

The Washington Fire near Markleeville, CA, may close portions of the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT). ESTA provides service northbound around the fire which can be accessed at Bridgeport (9:20am) and Walker (10:00am). This route operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. ESTA also operates a route from Bridgeport to Gardnerville on Wednesday afternoons (Bridgeport 1:30pm; Walker 2:20pm). The buses on these routes can also make a flag-stop for passengers waiting on the northbound side of Highway 395 at California Highway 108 (Sonora Pass Road) who are readily visible to the driver.

Mammoth Night Trolley Service

The Mammoth Town Trolley will expand service into the wee hours of the morning (2:00am) beginning Friday, June 26th. From 9:00am until 10:00pm, the Trolley will operate its normal schedule with a bus every 20 minutes. From 10:00pm until 2:00am, the trolley will operate on a 30-minute frequency. During these late night hours (10pm to 2am) service to stops on Canyon Boulevard above the Village and down Lakeview Boulevard will be by request only (ask the driver to take you to stops along these roads). Contact ESTA at 760-924-3184 for more information

New Bus Stop in Inyokern

Effective June 17, 2015, Eastern Sierra Transit’s 395 Route bus stop in Inyokern has moved to CLASSIC BURGER, 6525 INYOKERN ROAD.

May 2015

RFP – Financial Audit Services

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (“ESTA”) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified certified public accounting firms to perform professional auditing services for a three year period beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority with the option of extending the contract for two (2) additional three-year periods. Proposals are due June 23, 2015.

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