Eastern Sierra Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.The following routes will operate:·         395 Route North to Reno·         395 Route South to Lancaster·         Lone Pine to Bishop 6:15am·         Bishop to Lone Pine 1:15pm & 6:30pm·         Mammoth to Bishop 7:35am·         Bishop to Mammoth 6:10pm·         Bishop Dial-A-Ride  Limited Service (8:00am – 6:00pm) Priority will be given to Seniors and Disabled·         All Services in the Town of MammothRegular schedule on the 4th of July FIREWORKS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE BUS    


The Washington Fire near Markleeville, CA, may close portions of the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT).  ESTA provides service northbound around the fire which can be accessed at Bridgeport (9:20am) and Walker (10:00am).  This route operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  ESTA also operates a route from Bridgeport to Gardnerville on Wednesday afternoons (Bridgeport 1:30pm; Walker 2:20pm). The buses on these routes can also make a flag-stop for passengers waiting on the northbound side of Highway 395 at California Highway 108 (Sonora Pass Road) who are readily visible to the driver.

Late Night Trolley Service

The Mammoth Town Trolley will expand service into the wee hours of the morning (2:00am) beginning Friday, June 26th.   From 9:00am until 10:00pm, the Trolley will operate its normal schedule with a bus every 20 minutes.  From 10:00pm until 2:00am, the trolley will operate on a 30-minute frequency.  During these late night hours (10pm to 2am) service to stops on Canyon Boulevard above the Village and down Lakeview Boulevard will be by request only (ask the driver to take you to stops along these roads).  Contact ESTA at 760.924.3184 for more information


Effective June 17, 2015, Eastern Sierra Transit’s 395 Route bus stop in Inyokern has moved to CLASSIC BURGER, 6525 INYOKERN ROAD.  

Whitmore Service Begins June 22nd

Seasonal, weekday service to Whitmore Pool will begin Monday, June 22nd.  The route departs from the bus shelter behind McDonalds approximately every two hours or less from 7:35am until 5:20pm.  NOTE:  From June 22nd through July 3rd, the first morning run from McDonald's departs at 7:35am.  From July 6th forward, the first morning run will depart McDonald's at 7:50am.  Click here for the full schedule.


The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (“ESTA”) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified certified public accounting firms to perform professional auditing services  for a three year period beginning  with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 for  the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority with the option of extending the contract for two (2) additional three-year periods.  Proposals are due June 23, 2015.  RPF-Financial Audit Services


Eastern Sierra Transit will be providing Mule Shuttle bus service over Memorial Day Weekend.  The hours of operation are:  Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.;       Friday   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.;  Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.The Mule Shuttle will be operating on a 30 minute frequency. Bus Stop Locations: Entrance to Lot E, Josephs Market (back of parking lot), Grove St (next to Jack’s Restaurant), City Park (next to Chamber of Commerce), Kmart / Vons, Fairgrounds Main Entrance                      Rides are $1.00 and Day Passes are only $2.50 and can be purchased from the drivers.  Mule Days visitors staying at Highland RV Park, Brown’s Town                                            Campground, or those going to the Paiute Palace Casino call 760-873-7173 Ext 22 for a pick-up.  The discounted rate for the locations is $2.00 a ride of day pass          es              can be purchased for $5.00.                          Nite Rider Bus service will be operating THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY night from 6:00pm until 2:00am.  Fares are $4.20 per ride

Memorial Day Weekend Service in Mammoth

A full slate of transit service will be operated in the Mammoth area for the Memorial Day weekend.  On Saturday, May 23rd, both the Reds Meadow Shuttle and the Lakes Basin Trolley kick off service. the Lakes Basin Trolley will operate 7-days per week from May 23rd forward with 30-minute frequency on weekends and holidays and 60-minute service on weekdays.  The Reds Meadow Shuttle will operate the three days of the Memorial Day weekend (Sat/Sun/Mon), then be on hiatus until June 14th, when it will resume with 7-day per week service through the summer. 

Mammoth Named #1 Least Polluting Ski Town

Teton Gravity Research, a media company focused on action sports culture, recently named Mammoth Lakes as the Least Polluting Mountain Town based on the average metric tons of carbon pollution produced by each household  Transit and housing were cited as major factors that contributed, either positively or negatively, to a community's carbon footprint.  Mammoth Lakes' extensive transit service, including late night service during the winter season was identified as a postive contributor to the community's environmentally positive rating. Eastern Sierra Transit is pleased to be the operator of public transit services in the Town of Mammoth Lakes and congratulates both the Town and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for being important supporters of these services.


A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at Eastern Sierra Transit’s Bishop Office on Monday May 4, 2015 at 10:00AM, located at 703B Airport Road, Bishop, California.  The Eastern Sierra Transit will receive sealed bids for the work shown on the plans entitled: (CLICK ON LINK) Bishop Operations Yard Phase 1Bids will be received at the Office of Eastern Sierra Transit Authority located at 703b Airport Road, Bishop, CA 93514 until 3:00PM on Friday May 15, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.The project is located at the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) facility at Eastern Sierra Regional Airport, 703 Airport Road. The project will include construction of paved operations yard including asphalt pavement and concrete pavement, curb, gutter, striping, storm drain catch basin, piping, sand-oil interceptor and underground retention field.Plans and specifications may be obtained for a NONREFUNDABLE FEE.  To order the plans and specifications by telephone call (760) 872-1901 Ext 11, or fax (760) 872-0936.  Plans and specifications will be available for free via e-mail, please email to request. When submitting a request, please include all bidder information including project name, company name, contact name and title, phone number, fax number, and email address.The Contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid on the base bid alone.  ESTA reserves the right to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid. ESTA reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, or to utilize the procedures authorized by the Public Contract Code Sections 20166 and 20167.  Submission of a bid shall be deemed conclusive evidence that the bidder has thoroughly examined the plans, specifications and the site of all work and the bid takes all costs into account.  Each bid shall remain good for ninety (90) days after bid opening.

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