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10 Nov 2020

2020 Stuff a Bus Food Drive

2020-11-16T08:46:34-08:00

Help Us Stuff-A-Bus!

The 17th annual Stuff-A-Bus Holiday Food Drive is here, which means it’s time again for the generous people of the Eastern Sierra to clear out their pantries and give a little to those in need this holiday season. Eastern Sierra Transit Authority in coordination with The Salvation Army, KIBS/KBOV Radio and Grocery Outlet will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and new or gently used coats, on November 14, 2020 from 10:00am – 12 noon. Please note donations will be collected at the Grocery Outlet in Bishop this year. Donations will be distributed by The Salvation Army.

For any groups or businesses, who have group food collections, Eastern Sierra Transit will pick-up donations at no charge and deliver them to the Salvation Army. Call 872-1901 extension 11 to schedule your donation pick-up.

THANK YOU for your generosity in this community event!

Photo of ESTA Staff collection food at the Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive

Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive

2020 Stuff a Bus Food Drive2020-11-16T08:46:34-08:00
2 Oct 2020

Mammoth Express Multi-Ride Rare Reduction FY 20-21

2020-10-02T11:26:01-07:00

This past spring Eastern Sierra Transit and Mono County submitted a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) grant application for fare reduction on multi-ride 10-Punch passes on the Mammoth Express routes. ESTA learned in mid-June that the grant application had been awarded for the FY 2020/21 fare reduction project.

The (LCTOP) provides formula funding for approved operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.

The approved LCTOP funds are to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by increasing use of public transportation by offering a significant fare reduction on multi-ride 10-Punch passes of ~50% on the Mammoth Express route.  The fare reduction on multi-ride 10-Punch passes would be available on all runs of the Mammoth Express route including: the north-bound 6:45am, 7:30am, 1:00pm and 6:10pm between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes; south-bound 7:50am, 2:05pm, 5:15pm and 7:05pm between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop.

The 10-Punch passes would have one rate for all passengers including adults, seniors, youth and disabled. The new fares will go into effect July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

MAMMOTH EXPRESS FARES
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
One Way NEW 10-Punch
Adult Disc 10-Punch
Bishop to: Millcreek $3.00 $2.50 $15.00
Rovana $3.50 $3.00 $15.00
Tom’s Place $4.00 $3.50 $18.00
Crowley $4.50 $4.00 $20.00
Mammoth $7.00 $6.00 $30.00
Millcreek to: Rovana $2.50 $2.00 $12.00
Tom’s Place $2.75 $2.25 $13.00
Crowley $3.00 $2.50 $14.00
Mammoth $6.50 $5.50 $28.00
Rovana to: Tom’s Place $2.75 $2.25 $13.00
Crowley $3.00 $2.50 $14.00
Mammoth $6.50 $5.50 $28.00
Tom’s Place to: Crowley $2.00 $1.75 $9.00
Mammoth $4.00 $3.50 $18.00
Crowley to: Mammoth $3.00 $2.50 $15.00

The multi-ride 10-punch passes can be purchase from the driver and are also available for purchase online at https://www.estransit.com/product/mammoth-express/.

Mammoth Express Multi-Ride Rare Reduction FY 20-212020-10-02T11:26:01-07:00
2 Oct 2020

Eastern Sierra Transit 2021 Holiday Schedule

2020-11-10T09:09:41-08:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority has adopted several holidays to be observed by employees. ESTA bus services may operate on many of these holidays in some or all of our communities.The observed holiday’s are:  New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  For information on whether a particular bus service will be operational on a specific holiday, please call: 760-872-1901 ext. 22

2021 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

President’s Day, Monday, February 15, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Independence Day, (observed), Monday, July 5, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the Bishop Creek Shuttle.

Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop Creek Shuttle.

Veteran’s Day will be Thursday, November 11, 2021, Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating a reduced schedule. The following routes will operate:

  • 395 Routes North to Reno and South to Lancaster
  • Lone Pine to Bishop 6:10am
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:20pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:10pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride Limited Service – Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Friday, November 26, 2021, Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating a reduced schedule. The following routes will operate:

  • 395 Routes North to Reno and South to Lancaster
  • Lone Pine to Bishop 6:10am
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:20pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:10pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride Limited Service – Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth

Christmas (observed), Friday , December 24, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

New Year’s (observed), Friday , December 31, 2021 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Eastern Sierra Transit 2021 Holiday Schedule2020-11-10T09:09:41-08:00
17 Jun 2020

Mammoth Express Times Changes

2020-06-17T13:28:32-07:00

Mammoth Express Times Changes
Beginning July 1, 2020 the 6:50 am northbound run will be replaced with a 6:45 am run and the 7:00 pm southbound run will be replaced with a 7:05 pm run.

Mammoth Express Times Changes2020-06-17T13:28:32-07:00
9 Jun 2020

COVID Plan Self-Certification Documents

2020-06-09T12:22:08-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority has submitted business attestations to Inyo and Mono Counties asserting that we have: Performed a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan; Trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them; Implemented individual control measures and screenings, including requiring face-coverings when 6 ft. of distancing cannot be maintained; Implemented disinfecting protocols; and Implemented physical distancing guidelines. Documentation can be seen here: COVID Plan Self Certification Documents 060920

COVID Plan Self-Certification Documents2020-06-09T12:22:08-07:00
15 May 2020

RIDER ALERT

2020-05-15T09:14:24-07:00
all passengers over 2 years old are required to wear a face covering. refer to Inyo county Health & Human Services order: inyocounty.us/covid-19/orders-directives
RIDER ALERT2020-05-15T09:14:24-07:00
13 May 2020

Public Notice of Proposed Walker Route Change and 2020 Reds Meadow Shuttle Cancellation

2020-05-13T14:49:45-07:00

PUBLIC NOTICE
JUNE 12, 2020, 9:30AM
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) is proposing a new route from Walker, CA to Mammoth, CA on Tuesdays. This new route would replace Walker Dial-a-Ride on Tuesdays. Also, ESTA is recommending the cancellation of the 2020 Reds Meadow Shuttle service.

https://www.estransit.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Walker-DAR-Reds-Meadow-Service-Changes-2020.pdf
To provide comment or ask questions, use the following opportunities:
– Contact ESTA Directly before 12:00pm June 11, 2020:
o Email – info@estransit.com
o Phone – 760-872-1901 ext. 12 and leave a message
o Facebook – Eastern Sierra Transit
– To join the meeting at 9:30am on June 12th:
o Zoom – Meeting ID 760 871 1901 using meeting password 753752
o Telephone – 1-669-900-9128, Meeting ID 760 871 1901 using meeting password 753752
AVISO AL PUBLICO
12 DE JUNIO, 2020, 9:30AM
La Autoridad del Servicio de Transporte del Eastern Sierra (ESTA) está proponiendo una nueva ruta todos los martes desde Walker, CA hasta Mammoth, CA. Esta nueva ruta va a reemplazar al servicio de “Dial-a-Ride” o los servicios de transporte por llamada cada martes. ESTA también está recomendando la cancelación de los servicios de transporte hasta Reds Meadow para el año 2020.
Para preguntas o comentarios favor de utilizar las siguientes oportunidades:
– Contactar directamente a ESTA antes 12:00pm, 11 de Junio:
o Email – info@estransit.com
o Teléfono – 760-872-1901 ext. 12 y deje mensaje
o Facebook – Eastern Sierra Transit
– Para asistir a la reunión a 9:30am el día 12 de junio:
o Zoom – Numero de identificación para la reunión: 760 871 1901 contraseña: 753752
o Teléfono – 1-669-900-9128, Numero de identificación para la reunión: 760 871 1901 contraseña: 753752

Public Notice of Proposed Walker Route Change and 2020 Reds Meadow Shuttle Cancellation2020-05-13T14:49:45-07:00
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