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*Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Wins 2022 Risk Management Award

BISHOP, CA – [July 20, 2022] – The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority recently won a 2022 Risk Management Award from the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) for Best Overall Performance in the Workers’ Compensation Program for non-municipal agencies category. The authority was recognized by more than 75 public agency peers.

The Risk Management Awards highlight dedicated efforts and achievements in risk management by recognizing California JPIA members that have demonstrated effective leadership in the Liability and the Workers’ Compensation Programs. To select the winners, California JPIA staff evaluated various factors that reflect an organization’s risk management efforts, including the cost of claims and the organization’s progress towards completing action plan items.

“Safety is a team effort, and a good safety record reflects the commitment of every ESTA employee. The ESTA drivers helped earned this award through professional operation of vehicles under often difficult conditions. If you have ever driven through a snow storm with the enormous responsibility of passengers on board, you know what I mean,” Phil Moores, ESTA Executive Director.

“I applaud the winners for their exceptional risk management efforts,” said Jon Shull, Chief Executive Officer of the California JPIA. “Members of the Authority understand the importance of good governance, effective management, and sound risk management practices, and how these values can benefit the membership overall. Because of the Authority’s dedication to these values, the award is an especially notable achievement.”

The award winners were honored at the annual California JPIA’s Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the California JPIA campus in La Palma. Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Achieves Safety Milestone

**Rider Alert: Wednesday, August 3, 2022– Bishop Dial A Ride will close at 6:00 pm and stop accepting ride requests at 5:15pm. We apologize for for the inconvenience.

July 4, 2022 Holiday Service Reductions:  On Monday, July 4, 2022 all services will be closed including Bishop Creek Shuttle except those within the town of Mammoth Lakes.   

Bishop Creek Shuttle Service: Bishop Creek Shuttle service begins June 17, 2022 and will operate 7 days a week through September 11, 2022.  The Shuttle will depart Bishop at 8:00am and 4:00 pm and  will travel to South Lake and Lake Sabrina before returning to Bishop.  The Shuttle will stop for passengers along the route anywhere that it is safe for the bus to stop.  The one-way adult fare is $20 for  non-residents and $5 for local residents. Proof of residency is required.  For more information click here :  Bishop Creek Shuttle 2022

Walker Dial A Ride Summer Hours: Walker Dial A Ride Summer hours begin June 20, 2022.  Dial A Ride service will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm.   Please call 530-402-6832 for a ride. 

Bishop Nite Rider for Friday 6/03/22: The Bishop Nite Rider service will be available until 10:00pm.

Bishop Nite Rider for Mule Day’s Weekend: The Bishop Nite Rider service will be available the following hours for Mule Day’s Weekend:

Thursday 6:00pm- Midnight       Friday & Saturday  6:00pm -2:00am

MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 30, 2022: All services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

WALKER DIAL-A-RIDE: Friday April 22, 2022 there will be NO Walker Dial-a-Ride service.  All other routes will run as scheduled.

MASK UPDATE: As of April 18, 2022 the FTA stated that masks are no longer required on mass transit.  Although ESTA will not be enforcing mask requirements we encourage passengers who wish to wear one continue to do so.

PRESIDENT’S DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022: ALL SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED EXCEPT THOSE WITHIN THE TOWN OF MAMMOTH LAKES.

EXTENDED BISHOP DIAL-RIDE-HOURS: Effective January 3,2022, Dial-a-Ride will be open until 6:30pm, Monday through Thursday.   Starting January 3, 2022 the hours will be: Monday-Thursday 7:00am-6:30pm,  Friday: 7:00am-2:00am,  Saturday: 8:30am-2:00am,  Sunday: 8:00am-1:00pm
More information can be found at:  Bishop Dial-A-Ride Extended Hours                                                                           

BISHOP AIRPORT SERVICE BEGINS: Express Routes between Lone Pine and Mammoth Lakes and the Bishop Airport, plus all towns in between, along with the existing  Bishop Dial-A-Ride Service will now be available at the Bishop Airport.   Express Service at the Bishop Airport will begin Monday, December 20, 2021.  Bishop Dial A Ride Service is currently available 7 days a week.   For more information or to request a pick up call 760.872.1901 ext. 22.  Express Route schedule between Lone Pine and Mammoth Lakes can be found at :  ESTA Bishop Airport Schedule

ESTA BISHOP OFFICE MOVE: Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) will be moving it’s Bishop Office out of the Bishop Airport Terminal Building located at 703-B Airport Road on September 24, 2021. ESTA’s new offices will be located nearby, at 565 Airport Road, on ESTA’s bus lot. Due to limited space, visitors are asked to park outside of the fenced yard unless accessible parking is needed. Accessible parking will be located at the south end of the building near the ramp.

♦ESTA’s 2021 Holiday Service Reductions:
Please read our News Post regarding ESTA 2021 Holidays and related service reductions.

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♦ PUBLIC INPUT SURVEY:
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and is seeking input from the community and organizations assisting persons with disabilities.  Surveys are available at https://www.estransit.com/adasurvey and are due by 12/20/21

RIDER ALERT: Holiday Service Reductions
Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

November 26, 2021, Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating a reduced schedule. See News Post for details:
https://www.estransit.com/eastern-sierra-transit-2021-holiday-schedule/

Join us for theStuff-A-Bus and Coats for Kids, food and coat drive on Nov. 13, 2021 from 10am – 1pm at Grocery Outlet located at 1320 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA.

Please bring non-perishable food items & new/gently used coats to help keep our community fed and warm this winter.

♦Reduced Schedule on Thursday, November 11, 2021
Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating a reduced schedule for the Veteran’s Day holiday.
Please read our News Post regarding ESTA 2021 Holidays and related service reductions. https://www.estransit.com/eastern-sierra-transit-2021-holiday-schedule/

https://www.estransit.com/public-workshop-for-estas-short-range-transit-plan-and-coordinated-human-services-plan/

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