NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority “Mountain Transit”

The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority is applying to the State Department of Transportation for a California Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Section 5311 Capital Grant in the amount of $560,000 for the purchase of replacement vehicles.

A public hearing is scheduled during the Mountain Transit Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce to consider public requests or testimony regarding this application.  Public comments may also be submitted and received by April 15, 2020 via email to kwentworth@mountaintransit.org or in writing to Mountain Transit, PO Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

For information contact Karen Wentworth at (909) 878-5200.

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

Autoridad de Tránsito Regional del Área de Montaña “Mountain Transit”

La Autoridad Regional de Tránsito del Área de Montaña está solicitando al Departamento de Transporte del Estado una Subvención de Capital de la Sección 5311 para la Calidad del Aire de Mitigación de California por la cantidad de $560,000 para la compra de vehículos de reemplazo.

Se ha programado una audiencia pública durante la Reunión de la Junta Directiva de Mountain Transit el miércoles 15 de abril de 2020 a las 10:30 a.m. en Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber of Commerce para considerar solicitudes públicas o testimonios con respecto a esta solicitud.  Los comentarios públicos también pueden enviarse y recibirse antes del 15 de abril de 2020 por correo electrónico a kwentworth@mountaintransit.org o por escrito a Mountain Transit, PO Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Para obtener información, comuníquese con Karen Wentworth al (909) 878-5200.

 

Mountain Transit is seeking Drivers in the RIM area

Mountain Transit currently hiring Seasonal Drivers Summer 2019-2020

  • Weekend drivers wanted immediately in RIM area.
  • Seasonal shuttle drivers.

Must Have:   California Class A, B or C Commercial License w/ passenger endorsement. Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

15 hours of paid training

Post training wage:  $17.31

Job Type: Part-time Seasonal

School bus drivers welcome!

Submit by email to kwentworth@mountaintransit.org

or in person at:

Mountain Transit
41939 Fox Farm Rd., PO Box 1501
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Application — Adobe PDF (print only)
Application — MSWord (fillable)

Mountain Transit’s Big Bear Chamber Mixer Trolley Crawl 10/8/19

Event Description:

It’s a new kind of mixer – a Trolley Crawl mixer with Mountain Transit and the Barnstorm Restaurant in Big Bear City. Space is limited to the first 60 persons who PRE-register online.  Walk-in registration is not offered for this mixer.  Show up no later than 5 p.m. or you will miss the Trolley! 

Trolley stops will feature businesses, snacks and beverages. An on-bus narrator will entertain riders with stories about the history of the area! 

Location:

Barnstorm Restaurant, Big Bear City (inside the Airport building)
Meet at 5 p.m. sharp or you may miss the trolley!  We will not wait for anyone – no exceptions!

Trolley returns to the Barnstorm at 7:00 p.m. Date/Time Information: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Check-in at the Barnstorm at 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information: Ellen Clarke (909) 866-4607 ext. 1

Fees/Admission:

Pre-Registration REQUIRED!  No on-site registration!
Space limited to first 60 pre-registered guests.

Members – Free
Non-Members $10

Mountain Transit’s RIM Weekend Trolley is returning for its third season beginning Friday May 17th!


Mountain Transit’s RIM Weekend Trolley is returning for its third season beginning Friday May 17th!  The RIM Weekend Trolley will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 27th.

The RIM Weekend Trolley schedule has been expanded this season to begin a bit earlier in the day than previous years, and includes extended evening hours until 10:30pm allowing riders to enjoy evening entertainment, dining and concert events without having to drive or find parking.

The Rim Trolley route begins in TopTown/Crestline travels through Lake Gregory, Blue Jay Village, Twin Peaks, Skyforest, and Lake Arrowhead before turning around at the Cedar Glen Post office.   Stops of interest include SkyPark at Santa’s Village, The Tudor House and Lake Arrowhead Village.

If you are looking for a way to enjoy any of the RIM area’s many music, art, dining and entertainment options that abound in summer season, the RIM Weekend Trolley is a great way to explore. Our friendly Trolley Conductors are happy to share fun facts and answer questions about the communities you will travel through as you enjoy the scenery.

For only $5.00, your Trolley weekend Pass allows for unlimited re-boarding all weekend on the Trolley. (If you are a senior, Veteran or person with a disability the weekend pass in only $2.50) Tickets may be purchased directly from the Conductor.

Use your weekend pass and disembark at any point to enjoy whatever activities catch your eye, before re-boarding and heading to the next location.

With so many great restaurants, shopping and activities to choose from this summer such as Friday Night Concerts at Skypark or Lake Gregory’s FREE Fresh Market Concert Series, Corks and Hops in Crestline and Top Town, concerts every Friday Saturday and Sunday at  Lake Arrowhead Village, or Live Theater at the Tudor House; a weekend Trolley Pass is your pass for summer fun!


Reporting Agency: Mountain Transit

Contact: Tiffany Millburn, Marketing and Community Relations Administrator

Phone: 909-963-7416

Email: tmillburn@mountaintrantit.org

Website: www.mountaintransit.org  #BE DRIVEN

“Set Yourself Free” and enjoy the ride for FREE on Mountain Transit from April 21-27th.

Mountain Transit, Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA), Needles Area Transit (NAT) and Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will be offering free bus rides the week of Earth Day, April 22nd.

The free rides will begin on April 21st and will run through April 27th. The campaign is geared to offer travelers the chance to try transit for free. The campaign is sponsored by SBCTA with grant funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP). By allowing riders unlimited rides for seven days, the campaign will help people get in the habit of using transit at least on an occasional basis.


“Set Yourself Free” and enjoy the ride for free from April 21-27th.

Mountain Transit to introduce Vehicle advertising

Why Choose Bus Advertising?

Bus ads help support public transit, a vital community service and a responsible way to help the environment.
Your ad on a bus tells people that you are supporting the needs and interests of your community.

Why is bus advertising effective?

It drives your advertising dollars further!With unbeatable value and tremendous impact,bus advertising Is a smart choice to complement almost any marketing program. Your message can reach more people, for a longer period of time— and at a lower cost — than other forms of media.

Bus ads find audiences and they can’t be turned off or impulsively thrown in the trash.

Bus ads reach a wide audience.

Who looks at bus ads? You do! And so do thousands of other people, every day. Buses display your message as they travel past all demographic groups over a wide geographic area.

Who, specifically, is looking? Primarily, it’s area residents and commuters. Pedestrian traffic, bicyclists, and bus riders are also exposed to your message regularly.

Tourists and area visitors are a considerable secondary audience. Summer and fall are excellent times to widen the reach of your message, as the mountain is flooded with pedestrians and drivers who are especially receptive to advertising messages promoting local products, services, and destinations.

Bus ads repeat your message, over and over.

Repetition is a key factor in any successful advertising program. Bus ads build exceptional recall because they’re seen by drivers and pedestrians who are actively looking at their surroundings every day. Your message is enhanced by its marketing “vehicle”.

To get started, call Tiffany Millburn at 909-963-7416 or email tmillburn@mountaintransit.org

Download Bus advertising media kit and Mountain Transit advertiser agreement

 

Fixed Route Window Pricing

1 to 3 months
per vehicle per month
4 to 6 months
per vehicle per month
7 to 9 months
per vehicle per month
10 to 12months
per vehicle per month
$525.00$515.00$510.00$500.00
Approximate window size: 54"w x 18"h - Window sizes vary by vehicle.

Please note: Pricing is per month, per window based on a minimum three month contract. The number of additional vehicles available per advertiser is limited and based on availability.

Trolley Window Pricing

1 to 3 months
per vehicle per month
4 to 6 months
per vehicle per month
7 to 9 months
per vehicle per month
10 to 12months
per vehicle per month
$325.00$315.00$310.00$300.00
Approximate window size: 20"w x 32"h - Window sizes vary by vehicle.

Please note: Pricing is per month, per window based on a minimum three month contract. The number of additional vehicles available per advertiser is limited and based on availability.

Ask us about pricing for back of Bus Wrap Advertising! Our team will work with you to design a wrap with impact and customize a quote.

*All Wraps require a minimum six month commitment. Call us today to get started! 909-963-7416

Print Production is not included in the cost of advertising. Production of window graphics is an additional cost of approximately $5.00 per square foot. Window sizes vary depending on Vehicle.

Mountain Transit is happy to design your ad and assist with facilitation of production for an additional fee of $95.00.

Advertiser must agree and comply with the following:

  • To comply with Mountain Transit’s policy for advertising on Mountain Transit’s vehicles.
  • Provide artwork and design of advertising in electronic format to Mountain Transit prior to the production of media.
  • Pay 50% of total cost of advertising package and 100% of the cost of printing and installation at the time the artwork is submitted prior to printing and installation of the sign.
  • Pay remaining 50% of total cost halfway through the agreement.

Big Bear Mountain Resort is open and Mountain Transit can take you there FREE!

 

Show your Season Pass, IKON Pass, Employee ID or Day Pass on all Mountain Transit’s Big Bear Fixed Routes, including the Weekend Trolley and Off the Mountain Routes FREE!  Routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 are all FREE for pass holders and employees thanks to Big Bear Mountain Resorts!

 

 

Mountain Transit Announces One Day Community Food Drive Tuesday December 4, 2018

Drive away hunger on the mountain by participating in the Mountain Transit’s One Day Food Drive Challenge!

Join us to help stop hunger in our Mountain Community during our One day “Fill The Trolley” Challenge! Your non-perishable food donation will help local families in need this winter and can earn you a round trip bus pass!

Fill The Trolley, Feed a Neighbor

ONE DAY ONLY

Tuesday, December 4
11a.m -7p.m.

Mountain Transit will collect donations for one day on Tuesday, December 4. Stop by and help Fill the Trolley by making a donation and receive one round trip pass from Mountain Transit for use on any of our fixed routes. Or if you would prefer you can choose to donate the bus pass and we will distribute those to Mountain service agencies to assist with their outreach efforts throughout the year.

RIM Trolley  will be located at:

Goodwin & Sons Market

24089 Lake Gregory Dr,

Crestline-Lake Gregory

Big Bear Trolley will be located at:

The Copper Q

645 Pine Knot Ave,

Big Bear Lake

 Suggested critically-needed items for donation to the Local Food Banks and Homeless Outreach:

·        Canned Tuna or Chicken (in water)

·        Canned soups (low sodium, low fat)

·        Dry or canned beans (low sodium) 

·        Canned fruit (packed in its own juice, no added sugar)

·        Cereal (low sugar, whole grain or bran) 

·        Canned Vegetables 

·        Dried Fruit

·        Rice (brown or wild) and Pasta (whole grain) 

·        Dried Fruits

·        Nuts and seeds (unsalted almonds, flax) 

·        Powdered milk (low or non-fat)

·        Peanut butter (no sugar added) 

·        Infant Formula 

·        Socks

·        Feminine Hygiene products

·        Diapers for children or adults

(Sorry, the Food Bank cannot accept any glass containers or homemade foods.)

 

RIM Trolley  will be located at:

Goodwin & Sons Market

24089 Lake Gregory Dr,

Crestline-Lake Gregory

 

Big Bear Trolley will be located at:

The Copper Q

645 Pine Knot Ave,

Big Bear Lake