Road Conditions and Alerts

Current Road Conditions

Emergency Advisory

During an emergency (i.e., Fire, Earthquake, etc.), Mountain Transit is under the authority of the Sheriff and/or Fire Department.  Mountain Transit does not coordinate evacuations.  Residents are advised to listen to KBHR (93.3) radio for information regarding evacuations and updates during incidents.  It is recommended that mountain residents keep a battery operated radio on hand to be used during emergencies.

Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service: Big Bear, CA; Crestline, CA

Highway conditions from Caltrans: Highways 18, 38, 138, 215, 330)

San Bernardino/Riverside Area Conditions Map

Paving and Guardrail Work on SR-18

Affected routes: RIM Off the Mountain

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a project to mill and overlay current pavement and upgrade guardrail on the shoulder of State Route 18 (SR-18) between Old Waterman Canyon Road and State Route 138 (SR-138). The $17 million project was awarded to All American Asphalt. The project is set to begin on Wednesday, May 30, and is expected to be complete in late 2018.

The guardrail work will begin at State Route 138 (SR 138) and move downhill (south). The paving will begin after the guardrail work is completed. One lane will remain open in each direction during work hours. Motorists may expect delays due to one-way traffic control and occasional, short-term, moving lane closures between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Commercial trucks are encouraged to avoid the area due to reduced lane width. Please consider using State Route 330 (SR-330) as an alternate route during work hours to avoid delays. Other projects will be taking place on SR-330 with summer also so go to caltrans8.info under “work alerts” for the latest information and lane closures.

Please be aware of the work and SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE. Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to www.caltrans8.info and sign up for commuter alerts. View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

New Mountain Transit Programs

In an effort to get more locals using Mountain Transit services, Mountain Transit will be mailing large postcards to all local residents in late May with maps of our service and easy instructions on how to ride.

The postcard will also have a limited time coupon good for five free rides on local routes.

In July, Mountain Transit will implement TAKE TRANSIT TUESDAYS. All Mountain Transit Fixed Routes (FR) as well as Off the Mountain (OTM) services will be free on the five Tuesdays in July!

Both of these programs are being provided through a grant coordinated through San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA).

Route and Schedule Updates Permanently Change Big Bear Routes

New route improvements have effected all Big Bear local fixed routes. See the news item or the individual route pages for more information.

Big Bear Trolley President’s day Holiday schedule

Affected routes: Big Bear Weekend Trolley

Mountain Transit to introduce new Off the Mountain Route from Big Bear March 1, 2018

Affected routes: all

The NEW Big Bear OTM 13 will provide access to Major Shopping Centers, Medical Appointments, Employment Opportunities, Victor Valley College, SB County Courthouse in Victorville and Victor Valley Transit Center.

To Download a printable Schedule click here:

BIG BEAR- LUCERNE – APPLE VALLEY – VICTORVILLE
Stop ID# DOWNHILL Monday through Friday
Big Bear – Zone 1
352 Sandal Wood Drive (Interlaken Center Behind Vons) 5:30 AM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
471 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 6:00 AM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
472 Lucerne Valley Market 6:12 AM 12:42 PM 4:42 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
478 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 6:42 AM 1:12 PM 5:12 PM
473 Jess Ranch Road & Apple Valley Rd 6:44 AM 1:14 PM 5:14 PM
474 Victor Valley College 6:52 AM 1:22 PM 5:22 PM
Victorville – Zone 4
475 Hesperia Rd & Bear Valley Road 7:00 AM 1:30 PM 5:30 PM
476 Victor Valley Transit Center Loren & 7th (Dock 9) 7:15 AM 1:45 PM 5:45 PM

 

VICTORVILLE – APPLE VALLEY – LUCERNE – BIG BEAR
Stop ID# UPHILL Monday through Friday
Victorville – Zone 4
470 Victor Valley Transit Center Loren & 7th (Dock 9) 7:30 AM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
477 Hesperia Rd & Silica Dr. 7:40 AM 2:10 PM 6:10 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
479 Victor Valley College 7:46 AM 2:16 PM 6:16 PM
480 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 7:53 AM 2:33 PM 6:33 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
481 Lucerne Valley Market 8:25 AM 3:05 PM 7:05 PM
482 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 8:36 AM 3:16 PM 7:16 PM
Big Bear – Zone 1
448 Sandal Wood Drive (Interlaken Center Behind Vons) 9:06 AM 3:46 PM 7:46 PM

 

BIG BEAR- LUCERNE – APPLE VALLEY – VICTORVILLE
Stop ID# DOWNHILL Saturday and Sunday
Big Bear – Zone 1
352 Sandal Wood Drive (Interlaken Center Behind Vons) 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
471 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
472 Lucerne Valley Market 9:12 AM 4:42 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
478 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 6:42 AM 1:12 PM
473 Jess Ranch Road & Apple Valley Rd 9:46 AM 5:14 PM
474 Victor Valley College 9:54 AM 5:22 PM
Victorville – Zone 4
475 Hesperia Rd & Bear Valley Road 10:02 AM 5:30 PM
476 Victor Valley Transit Center Loren & 7th (Dock 9) 10:17 PM 5:45 PM
VICTORVILLE – APPLE VALEY – LUCERNE – BIG BEAR
Stop ID# UPHILL Saturday and Sunday
Victorville – Zone 4
470 Victor Valley Transit Center Loren & 7th (Dock 9) 10:30 AM 6:00 PM
477 Hesperia Rd & Silica Dr. 10:40 AM 6:10 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
479 Victor Valley College 10:46 AM 6:16 PM
480 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 10:53 AM 6:33 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
481 Lucerne Valley Market 11:25 AM 7:05 PM
482 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 11:36 AM 7:16 PM
Big Bear – Zone 1
448 Sandal Wood Drive (Interlaken Center Behind Vons) 12:06 PM 7:46 PM

3/22/2018 3:30 pm Big Bear Off the Mountain route diverted due to rock slides

Affected routes: Big Bear Off the Mountain

Due rock slides and the Caltrans road closure of State Route 18 (SR 18) between Snow Valley Ski Resort and Big Bear Dam, Mountain Transit’s Big Bear Off-the-Mountain (OTM 2) from San Bernardino was re-routed to highway 38 and will be arriving late to the Sandalwood Drive stop (behind Vons).

Big Bear Off-the-Mountain (OTM 3) will not make the downhill run, however, passengers coming up the hill from San Bernardino on the OTM 3 will be picked up and brought up via Hwy 38.

Please check www.mountaintransit.org for further updates regarding the OTM schedule for Friday, March 23, 2018 or call (909) 878-5200.

Always monitor road closures and conditions before you travel via Caltrans Quick Maps at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Route 2 Temporarily re-routed effective 4/10/2018

Affected routes: RIM Route 2

Due to safety concerns, until further notice, effective 4/10/18 Service between Top Town and Valley of Enchantment on Rim Route 2, will be diverted from the usual route. Driver will still provide service to VOE stops. We hope this will be a temporary deviation.

Metrolink Stop Change Alert Effective Immediately

 

Effective 4/11/18 The Mountain Transit Bus stop at Metrolink way will be permanently closed. This stop will be replaced by a new Mountain Transit stop at 1170 West 3rd Street (In front of Metrolink station where Amtrak bus currently picks up) Please ask your driver for more information or Visit our Website at www.mountaintransit.org

Route 13 Big Bear to Victorville Route changes effective 4/30/18

Affected routes: Big Bear Route 13

Effective 4/30/18 Mountain Transit Off the Mountain Route 13 from Big Bear to Victorville will leave Big Bear 30 minutes later on the first run of the day. Please see schedule below.

BIG BEAR- LUCERNE – APPLE VALLEY – VICTORVILLE
Stop ID# DOWNHILL Monday through Friday
Big Bear – Zone 1
352 Sandal Wood Drive (Behind Vons) 6:00 AM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
471 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 6:30 AM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
472 Lucerne Valley Market 6:42 AM 12:42 PM 4:42 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
478 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 7:14 AM 1:14 PM 5:14 PM
473 Jess Ranch Road & Apple Valley Rd By Request By Request By Request
474 Victor Valley College (VVTA Dock 3) 7:22 AM 1:22 PM 5:22 PM
Victorville – Zone 4
475 Hesperia Rd & Bear Valley Road 7:30 AM 1:30 PM 5:30 PM
483 Victorville Superior Court (Civic Center Dr & Sage St) 7:40 AM 1:40 PM ______
476 Victorville Transfer point (VVTA Dock 9) 7:45 AM 1:45 PM 5:45 PM
VICTORVILLE – APPLE VALLEY – LUCERNE – BIG BEAR
Stop ID# UPHILL Monday through Friday
Victorville – Zone 4
470 Victorville Transfer point (VVTA Dock 9) 8:00 AM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
477 Hesperia Rd & Silica Dr. 8:10 AM 2:10 PM 6:10 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
479 Victor Valley College (VVTA Dock 3) 8:16 AM 2:16 PM 6:16 PM
480 Bear Valley & Apple Valley Rd 8:23 AM 2:23 PM 6:23 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
481 Lucerne Valley Market 8:55 AM 2:55 PM 6:55 PM
Big Bear – Zone 1
482 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 9:06 AM 3:06 PM 7:06 PM
448 Sandal Wood Drive (Behind Vons) 9:36 AM 3:36 PM 7:36 PM
BIG BEAR- LUCERNE – APPLE VALLEY – VICTORVILLE
Stop ID# DOWNHILL Saturday and Sunday
Big Bear – Zone 1
352 Sandal Wood Drive (Behind Vons) 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
471 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
472 Lucerne Valley Market 9:12 AM 4:42 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
478 Apple Valley Rd & Bear Valley 9:44 AM 5:14 PM
473 Jess Ranch Road &  Apple Valley Rd By Request By Request
474 Victor Valley College  (VVTA Dock 3) 9:52 AM 5:22 PM
Victorville – Zone 4
475 Hesperia Rd  & Bear Valley Road 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
476 Victorville Transfer point (VVTA Dock 9) 10:15 AM 5:45 PM
VICTORVILLE – APPLE VALLEY – LUCERNE – BIG BEAR
Stop ID# UPHILL Saturday and Sunday
Victorville – Zone 4
470 Victorville Transfer point  (VVTA Dock 9) 10:30 AM 6:00 PM
477 Hesperia Rd & Silica Dr. 10:40 AM 6:10 PM
Apple Valley – Zone 3
479 Victor Valley College  (VVTA Dock 3) 10:46 AM 6:16 PM
480 Bear Valley & Apple Valley Rd 10:53 AM 6:23 PM
Lucerne – Zone 2
481 Lucerne Valley Market 11:25 AM 6:55 PM
Big Bear – Zone 1
482 Mitsubishi Cement Plant 11:36 AM 7:06 PM
448 Sandal Wood Drive (Behind Vons) 12:06 PM 7:36 PM