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22 May 2020

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update – Effective Tuesday May 26, 2020

2020-05-22T09:47:21-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Services within the Town of Mammoth Lakes will operate on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2020.
All other services including Regional Service, Express Service, and Dial-a-Ride Service will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Service Update – Effective Tuesday May 26, 2020
SERVICE CHANGES IN RED BELOW

Mammoth Lakes:
Reduced Shoulder Season Schedule as follows:
Purple Line: 7:00am – 6:00pm, daily, 30 minute frequency
Town Trolley: 7:00am – 9:00pm, daily, 30 minute frequency
Dial A Ride: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday- Friday*

*ADA qualified individuals may request service until 9:00 pm daily with 24 hours advance notice.

Regional Services:

395 North Service between Lone Pine, CA, and Reno, NV will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.
395 South Service between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Lancaster, CA will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.

Lone Pine Express (LPX):

LPX 6:10am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 7:00am Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 8:30am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX/395 South 8:45am Southbound departure from Bishop will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.
LPX 11:45am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 1:15pm Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX/395 South 5:00pm Northbound departure from Lone Pine will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.
LPX 6:20pm Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.

Mammoth Express (MMX):

MMX 6:50am Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX/395 North 7:25am Northbound departure from Bishop will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.
MMX 7:50am Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 1:00pm Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 2:05pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX/395 North 5:15pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will resume operating on its normal schedule, MONDAY thru FRIDAY.
MMX 6:10pm Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 7:00pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.

Dial-a-Ride & Community Services:

Reduced Service:
Bishop Night Rider
service will CLOSE at 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Bishop Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Lone Pine Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Mammoth Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Walker Area Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Benton-Bishop Service will operate on its normal schedule.
Bridgeport-Carson City Service will operate on its normal schedule.
Tecopa-Pahrump Service will operate on its normal schedule.

*Disabled and elderly passenger will be given priority, as will trip requests for medical and grocery needs.

Find updates on all ESTA services here, or by calling 760.872.1901

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update – Effective Tuesday May 26, 20202020-05-22T09:47:21-07:00
31 Mar 2020

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update – Effective April 6, 2020

2020-03-31T11:57:11-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
Service Update – Effective April 6, 2020
SERVICE CHANGES HIGHLIGHTED BELOW

Regional Services:

Reduced Service:
395 North Service between Lone Pine, CA, and Reno, NV will operate on MONDAY and THURSDAY ONLY until further notice.
395 South Service between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Lancaster, CA will operate on TUESDAY and FRIDAY ONLY until further notice.

Lone Pine Express (LPX):

Reduced Service:
LPX/395 South
8:45am Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on TUESDAY and FRIDAY ONLY until further notice.
LPX/395 South
5:00pm Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on TUESDAY and FRIDAY ONLY until further notice.

LPX
6:10am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 7:00am Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 8:30am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 11:45am Northbound departure from Lone Pine will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 1:15pm Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
LPX 6:20pm Southbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.

Mammoth Express (MMX):

Reduced Service:
MMX/395 North
7:25am Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on MONDAY and THURSDAY ONLY until further notice.
MMX/395 North 5:15pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on MONDAY and THURSDAY ONLY until further notice.

MMX 6:50am Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 7:50am Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 1:00pm Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 2:05pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 6:10pm Northbound departure from Bishop will operate on its normal schedule.
MMX 7:00pm Southbound departure from Mammoth Lakes will operate on its normal schedule.

Dial-a-Ride & Community Services:

Reduced Service:
Bishop Nite Rider
service will CLOSE at 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Bishop Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Lone Pine Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Mammoth Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Walker Area Dial-a-Ride will operate on its normal schedule.
Benton-Bishop Service will operate on its normal schedule.
Bridgeport-Carson City Service will operate on its normal schedule.
Tecopa-Pahrump Service will operate on its normal schedule.

*Disabled and elderly passenger will be given priority, as will trip requests for medical and grocery needs.

Find updates on all ESTA services here, or by calling 760.872.1901

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update – Effective April 6, 20202020-03-31T11:57:11-07:00
24 Mar 2020

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update March 24, 2020

2020-03-25T10:18:57-07:00

Mammoth Lakes

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority service within the Town of Mammoth Lakes will begin transitioning from winter service starting on March 25, 2020, and beginning modified Spring service starting on April 1, 2020. Please note the “Effective Date” for each route.

Effective March 25, 2020:
Town Trolley service will begin with 30 minute service 7:00am – 9:00pm. Please visit the Mammoth Town Trolley page for details.
Red Line will be reduced from 20 minute service to hourly service.
Blue Line will be closed for the season.
Green Line will be closed for the season.
Yellow Line will be closed for the season.

*Orange Line operated by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area ended service on March 15th, 2020

Effective April 1, 2020:
Red Line will be closed for the season.
Purple Line service hours will be expanded to 7:00am – 9:00pm.
Mammoth Dial-a-Ride service days of operation and hours will be expanded to Monday-Sunday 7:00am – 9:00pm.


Bishop

Bishop Dial-a-Ride service is operating on its normal schedule.
Bishop Nite Rider service on Friday & Saturday nights will close at 10:00pm until further notice.


Lone Pine

Lone Pine Dial-a-Ride service is operating on its normal schedule.


Walker

Walker Area Dial-a-Ride service is operating on its normal schedule.


Regional & Community Routes

395 North (Lone Pine – Reno) service is operating on its normal schedule.
395 South (Mammoth Lakes – Lancaster) service is operating on its normal schedule.
Mammoth Express (MMX) service is operating on its normal schedule.
Lone Pine Express (LPX) service is operating on its normal schedule.

Benton – Bishop service is operating on its normal schedule.
Bridgeport – Carson City service is operating on its normal schedule.

Find updates on all ESTA services here, or by calling 760.872.1901

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Service Update March 24, 20202020-03-25T10:18:57-07:00
15 Mar 2020

Service Update Regional Service and Bishop Local Service – For March 16, 2020

2020-03-16T14:07:45-07:00

Service Update for March 16, 2020
Due to manpower reductions designed to reduce the exposure of ESTA employees to COVID-19, the following service changes will be in place for Monday, March 16th, 2020. These service changes may be expanded or reduced in the following days and weeks, please check estransit.com for up to date information, or call (760) 872-1901 ext. 22 for more information.

Regional Service:
395 North Service between Lone Pine, CA, and Reno, NV will operate on 3/16/2020
395 South Service between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Lancaster, CA will not run on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 6:10am Northbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 7:00am Southbound departure will not run on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 8:30am Northbound departure will not run on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 11:45am Northbound departure will not run on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 1:15pm Southbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Lone Pine Express (LPX) 6:20pm Southbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 6:50am Northbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 7:50am Southbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 1:00pm Northbound departure will not run on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 2:05pm Southbound departure will not run on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 6:10pm Northbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020
Mammoth Express (MMX) 7:00pm Southbound departure will operate on 3/16/2020

Bishop Dial-a-Ride will operate at reduced weekend level service with no check points.
Trip requests for senior/disabled individual’s medical and grocery needs will be given priority.

Service Update Regional Service and Bishop Local Service – For March 16, 20202020-03-16T14:07:45-07:00
11 Jan 2019

Route Change Alert: Reno Greyhound

2019-01-11T08:33:35-08:00

Effective January 28, 2019 the ESTA 395 North route to Reno will no longer serve the former Greyhound Station on Stevenson St. in downtown Reno which closed in December 2018. The new Greyhound connection will be in Sparks, NV at an unmarked bus stop on Victorian Avenue. It is located directly across the street from the Centennial Plaza Transit Center at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle.

 Call ESTA dispatch at 760-872-1901 ext. 22 with any questions.

Route Change Alert: Reno Greyhound2019-01-11T08:33:35-08:00
12 Feb 2018

ESTA Recruiting Executive Director

2018-07-13T13:53:45-07:00

ESTA is seeking a hands-on leader to serve as its next Executive Director.  Additional details and application information can be found on our Jobs Page.

ESTA Recruiting Executive Director2018-07-13T13:53:45-07:00
18 Jan 2018

Carson City – New Stop Location

2018-06-21T11:56:55-07:00

Effective February 1, 2018, the location for the Carson City stop for ESTA’s 395 north route from Lone Pine to Reno will move to the JAC stop at Hot Springs and Retail by the Walmart.  This route will no longer stop at The Nugget in Carson City after January 31st.  

Carson City – New Stop Location2018-06-21T11:56:55-07:00
6 Dec 2017

Old Mammoth Road Area – Limited Service

2018-06-21T11:56:55-07:00

New, limited fixed route transit service will begin Wednesday, December 13th to address concerns raised by area residents and businesses following the cessation of the Gray Line service last year.  This new service is the culmination of a process that included a request for written comments, which were nearly evenly divided and mirrored the comments voiced at a separate meeting that was held on November 8th.  The comments generally fell according to the following two positions;  1) please reinstitute transit service even if this means that buses must use Red Fir to turn around or, 2) do not have buses use Red Fir under any circumstances, even if this means no transit service beyond Snowcreek.

A service option was developed that attempted to respect both of these positions.  Similar to what was operated last year the proposal would use the smaller dial-a-ride bus that can make a U-turn on Old Mammoth Road at lower Red Fir to provide three trips into Town in the morning, and three return trips in the afternoon.   Although this causes a negative impact on the dial-a-ride service, it would be a means to provide some service to the upper Old Mammoth Road area without having buses travel on Red Fir.  The proposed service was shared with the individuals who have commented on transit service to this area. The majority of responses were favorable, indicating that the proposed service would meet at least some of their transit needs.  To minimize the negative impact on the dial-a-ride service, one run in the afternoon will only operate on days that school is in session, and all of the afternoon runs will only continue beyond Sierra Center Mall if there are passengers on board.  The service will be implemented on Wednesday, December 13th in conjunction with the winter season start of the Green, Blue, and Yellow Lines.  The service will be re-assessed following a 90-day pilot program period.  This service is expected to be a short-term solution prior to development of a suitable turn-around next summer that will allow the Red Line and Town Trolley buses to provide service to the Old Mammoth area. The service schedule for this new service can be viewed here.

Old Mammoth Road Area – Limited Service2018-06-21T11:56:55-07:00
4 Sep 2017

Request for Proposals – Organizational Assessment

2018-01-31T10:49:37-08:00

Notice is hereby given that the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to review and assess ESTA’s current organizational structure, operational functions and levels of staffing.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2017 at the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority’s offices located at 703-B Airport Road, Bishop, CA 93515.  No late submittals will be accepted.

Any questions with regard to submissions, process, or proposals can be emailed to John Helm at jhelm@estransit.com.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) can be downloaded here (Organizational Assessment RFP).

Addendum #1 can be downloaded here (Addendum #1)

 

Request for Proposals – Organizational Assessment2018-01-31T10:49:37-08:00
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