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24 Oct 2016

Lone Pine Express Route Expansion & Fare Reduction

2018-06-21T11:56:57-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit is making travel between Lone Pine and Bishop a little easier.  Starting Monday, October 31, 2016, there will an additional run on the Lone Pine Express route to accommodate those who wish to spend a half day in Bishop.  Three days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) the bus will depart Lone Pine McDonalds at 11:45am. with stops in Independence  at 12:00pm, Big Pine at 12:35pm and arriving in Bishop at 12:55pm.

There are now four departure times from Lone Pine north to Bishop. The new departure times are:

North from Lone Pine – McDonalds
M- F M- F M, W, F Only M- F
6:15am 8:30am 11:45am 5:00pm

There are three departure times from Bishop south to Lone Pine Monday through Friday:

South from Bishop – Vons/Kmart
7:00am 1:15pm 6:30pm

Commuting with Eastern Sierra Transit is very economical with 50% off the 10-Punch pass.  The 10-Punch passes has one rate for all passengers including adults, seniors, youth and disabled. The new reduce pass price will go into effect October 31, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Lone Pine Express
10-Punch Pass Fare Reduction
Bishop to: Big Pine $17.00
  Aberdeen $26.00
  Independence $29.00
  Lone Pine $33.00
Big Pine to: Aberdeen $16.00
  Independence $20.00
  Lone Pine $26.00
Aberdeen to: Independence $16.00
  Lone Pine $23.00
Independence to: Lone Pine $16.00

The Lone Pine Express is a versatile route that accommodates many needs of the community including

  • Commuters from Bishop and Big Pine going to work in Independence.
  • South County resident coming to Bishop for work, shopping, medical and social activities for a full or half day
  • 6:15am bus from Lone Pine connects with 395 Route going to Reno
  • 11:45am bus connect to the Mammoth Express going to Mammoth
  • All busses have bike racks

The Expansion of the Lone Pine Express and the reduction of pass price have been made possible through an Inyo County Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) grant funding.

Lone Pine Express Route Expansion & Fare Reduction2018-06-21T11:56:57-07:00
21 Sep 2016

REQUEST FOR BIDS – VEHICLE FUEL

2016-09-21T09:59:11-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) requests bids for vehicle fuel for the ESTA’s fleet vehicles.  The proposed pricing is to be effective from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 with the option for a one year extension. Proposals are due November 1, 2016. 2016 Vehicle Fuel RFQ (PDF)

REQUEST FOR BIDS – VEHICLE FUEL2016-09-21T09:59:11-07:00
30 Jun 2016

MAMMOTH EXPRESS MULTI-RIDE FARE REDUCTION

2018-06-21T11:56:57-07:00

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 2016/17 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 6:50am, 7:30am, 1:00pm and 6:10pm between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes; south-bound 7:50am, 2:05pm, 5:15pm and 7:00pm 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, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

MAMMOTH EXPRESS FARES

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

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 will soon be available for purchase online at estransit.com.

MAMMOTH EXPRESS MULTI-RIDE FARE REDUCTION2018-06-21T11:56:57-07:00
17 Dec 2015

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

2017-06-09T15:19:24-07:00

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th

  • Lone Pine 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, Friday, December 25th

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

New Year’s Weekend December 31st – January 2nd

Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating Nite Rider service in Bishop on New Year’s Weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  Nite Rider Service will be in operation until 2:00am. Nite Rider fare is $4.20 within the Bishop area.  Call 760-872-1901 ext 22 to schedule a ride.

On Friday, January 1st all services will be closed except for Bishop Nite Rider and 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.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE2017-06-09T15:19:24-07:00
25 Nov 2015

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

2015-11-25T09:15:30-07:00

All Eastern Sierra Transit services will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26TH, except for the services within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27TH.  The following routes will operate:

  • 395 Route North to Reno and South to Lancaster
  • Lone Pine to Bishop 6:15am & 5:00pm
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:50am & 6:10pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am & 7:00pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride  (Limited Service – Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled)
  • NiteRider evening service in Bishop
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE2015-11-25T09:15:30-07:00
3 Nov 2015

Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th

2015-11-03T15:54:34-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th.

The following routes will operate:

  • 395 Route South to Lancaster
  • Lone Pine to Bishop 8:30am
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:50am & 6:10pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am & 5:15pm
  • 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
  • ALL OTHER SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED
Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th2015-11-03T15:54:34-07:00