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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
25 Mar 2020

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Reimbursement Forms

2020-04-08T09:49:10-07:00

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority office is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

We are, however, still available to help you. We encourage you to send forms by mail: P.O. Box 1357, Bishop, CA 93515

Or fax 760-784-9566

PH: 760-872-1901 x 17 Linda or x 11 Dawn for any questions.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Reimbursement Forms2020-04-08T09:49:10-07:00
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
17 Mar 2020

Aviso al público – Cambios de tarifa propuestos para Reds Meadow y Bridgeport-Carson City

2020-03-20T15:54:19-07:00

Aviso al público

La Autoridad del Servicio de Transporte del Eastern Sierra (ESTA) está proponiendo un incremento a las tarifas para el servicio de transporte entre Reds Meadow y Bridgeport – Carson City. El público tendrá la oportunidad de hacer comentarios entre el 30 de marzo y el 10 de abril, 2020.

Aquí está el enlace al aviso completo en español.

  • Contactar directamente a ESTA:

Email/correo electrónico – info@estransit.com

Teléfono – 760-872-1901 ext. 12

Facebook – Eastern Sierra Transit

Aviso al público – Cambios de tarifa propuestos para Reds Meadow y Bridgeport-Carson City2020-03-20T15:54:19-07:00
17 Mar 2020

Public Notice – Proposed Fare Changes for Reds Meadow and Bridgeport-Carson City

2020-03-20T16:20:02-07:00

PUBLIC NOTICE

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is proposing fare increases on Reds Meadow Shuttle service and Bridgeport – Carson City service. The comment period is March 30, 2020, to April 10, 2020. Here is a link to the full notice in English.

  • Public Meetings have been canceled. Please contact ESTA directly.
  • Contact ESTA Directly:

Email – info@estransit.com
Phone – 760-872-1901 ext. 12
Facebook – Eastern Sierra Transit

Public Notice – Proposed Fare Changes for Reds Meadow and Bridgeport-Carson City2020-03-20T16:20:02-07:00
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
15 Mar 2020

Service Update for Mammoth Lakes – Changes Effective March 25, 2020

2020-03-16T17:07:07-07:00

ESTA will continue to provide full service levels until County Health Departments, The Governor, ESTA Board, or other authority dictates otherwise.

Mammoth Blue, Green, and Yellow lines will be discontinued for the season effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Also, Mammoth Red Line will be reduced to hourly service effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Service Update for Mammoth Lakes – Changes Effective March 25, 20202020-03-16T17:07:07-07:00
13 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Service Update 3/13/2020

2020-03-13T15:52:46-07:00

In response to COVID-19, routes within the Town of Mammoth Lakes will no longer transport standees and will carry only one passenger for every two seats. This is an effort to support the recommendation of social distancing to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 on our most congested buses. Please be patient, extra buses will be dispatched as available to transport passengers. ESTA is also sanitizing buses on a more frequent interval.

All other routes are operating as usual. Updates will be posted should other changes to service be implemented.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these steps to prevent illness:

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them:Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

For more information visit the CDC website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

COVID-19 Service Update 3/13/20202020-03-13T15:52:46-07:00
2 Jan 2020

Eastern Sierra Transit 2020 Holiday Schedule

2020-08-28T09:12:46-07:00

The 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.

Please also review our News to get updates on holiday closures.

2020 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

President’s Day, Monday, February 17, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Independence Day, Observed- Friday, July 3, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the Bishop Creek Shuttle.

Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop Creek Shuttle.

Veteran’s Day will be Wednesday , November 11, 2020, 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 6:15am
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:30pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride Limited Service – Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Friday, November 27, 2020, 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 6:15am
  • Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm
  • Mammoth to Bishop 7:50am
  • Bishop to Mammoth 6:30pm
  • Bishop Dial-A-Ride Limited Service – Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled
  • All Services in the Town of Mammoth

Friday , December 25, 2020 all services will be closed except those within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Eastern Sierra Transit 2020 Holiday Schedule2020-08-28T09:12:46-07:00
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