Mountain Transit services are managed by Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, a rural transit agency that was formed December of 1993 under a joint powers authority between the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County.
Mountain Transit provides Dial-a-Ride and Fixed Route service throughout the rural San Bernardino Mountain communities of the Big Bear Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, and Running Springs. Mountain Transit also provides Off-the-Mountain commuter service between these communities and the city of San Bernardino, making connections with Omnitrans, Metrolink, Greyhound, and other various stops. Mountain Transit operates Weekend Trolley service providing transportation between local restaurants, hotels, ski resorts, and shopping venues throughout the City of Big Bear Lake.
Mountain Transit transports between 12,000 and 15,000 passengers per month dispersed between the Fixed Routes, Dial-A-Ride, and OTM services within a service area of several hundred miles. Peak transportation times are between December and March due to holiday season and skiers coming up the hill to the resorts.
Part of Mountain Transit’s mission is to provide riders with safe, efficient, and effective service by ensuring that the workplace remains free from the effects of drugs and alcohol. Read Mountain Transit’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.
Mountain Transit does not discriminate in the operation of its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Read Mountain Transit’s full Title VI Policy.
All of Mountain Transit’s vehicles are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bike racks.
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