7/28/17 1:37pm 330 is now open. BB OTM2 uphill riders may still experience delays as traffic clears up now that the highway is open. BB OTM 3 is expected to resume regular route and time points.
7/28/17 11:44am Due to a new fire and subsequent closure of the 330, the Big Bear Off the Mountain bus of the day has once again been re-routed to highway 18. Passengers can expect delays. Hwy 330 closure between Highland and Live Oak. Will update when road is re-opened.
7/27/17 330 is open. BB OTM has resumed normal schedule and route.
7/26/17 3:25 pm Due to closure of the 330, the last Big Bear Off the Mountain bus of the day has been re-routed to highway 18. Passengers can expect delays. Hwy 330 closure between Highland and Live Oak we will update when road is re-opened.
Per Cal Fire:Hwy 330 below lower passing lanes, working vegetation fire. 1/4-1/2 acre, moderate rate of spread. Helitankers only as fire is under power lines in a no-retardant area. Incendiary device found at base of fire. USFS, Cal Fire and SBCoFD enroute. Hwy 330 closure between Highland and Live Oak
The Mountain Transit Weekend Trolley will run an extended Schedule for the Memorial Holiday weekend so you can enjoy more events around the Mountain! The trolley will be running the Evening Schedule on Friday Saturday AND Sunday. On Monday we will be running the daytime schedule.
We have also adjusted the time the last Trolley will leave Lake Arrowhead Village evening concerts so you can be sure to enjoy the encore!
Your Mountain Transit Weekend Trolley $5.00 weekend Pass will be good for FOUR days of unlimited re-boarding over Memorial weekend!
Here are some fun things happening this weekend
Lake Arrowhead Village Concert:
Fri 5/26 Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute)
Sat 5/27 Walking Phoenixes (Johnny Cash tribute)
Sun 5/28 The Heart of Rock and Roll (Huey Lewis tribute)
Mon 5/29 2-4pm Vickie G & The Dudes (Memorial Day)
Skypark at Santa’s Village:
Opening Weekend! Locals Day www.skyparksantasvillage.com
The Tudor House:
Fri 5/26 Friday Night Supper Club
Sat 5/27 American Parlor Songbook
For a full list of other activities around the mountain visit:
Lake Arrowhead Chamber: www. lakearrowheadchamber.com
Crestline Chamber: www.crestlinechamber.org
Running Springs Chamber: www.runningspringschamber.com
All aboard the new “Lake to Lake” Rim Weekend Trolley, just in time for the concert season at Lake Arrowhead Village!
Check back on the website soon for full schedule information and more.
Waiting for the bus, wondering when it will show up will soon be a thing of the past—if you have Mountain Transit’s new DoubleMap App on your iPhone or Android devices.
Mountain Transit is getting set to introduce real-time bus tracking as part of its Support Technology for Administrative Resources (STAR) program. STAR will allow for the transit agency to track its buses as they drive on a real-time basis.
“It’s something we thought we could never afford, but when we stopped and thought about all the things we do by hand in terms of tracking and recording data, and what we could improve using technology, it made sense,” said Sandy Benson, Mountain Transit’s assistant general manager.
“Every bus now has a tablet and tracking information is collected through Verizon,” she said. “The driver logs in and at every stop we get data, so we will be able to say how many riders we’ve picked up, where the bus is and where it is in terms of timing.”
The technology, hosted by DoubleMap, utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) units in each bus to provide real time tracking of Mountain Transit’s buses.
Staff, dispatchers and drivers currently are training with the new tracking system. The next step in the process will be offering a free tracking app for riders. Tiffany Millburn, Mountain Transit’s community outreach coordinator, explained the benefits for riders.
“Real-time information for transit users takes a lot of mystery out of taking public transit by cutting down the amount of time someone waits for a bus,” she said. “Riders can see the time and distance for the next bus arrival, and how many stops away the bus is. This will allow riders to simply ‘meet’ their bus, rather than ‘wait’ for their bus,” she added.
Rider apps should be available in early June, Millburn said.
“Riders can already turn to Mountain Transit’s website to view routes and plan their trip utilizing our Trip Planner; however, the new DoubleMap app will allow riders to track more accurately whether a bus is running early or running late,” she added.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Bryan said. “I thought, you know, this guy is a bus driver. He’s out there shoveling snow at the end of my ramp and he is doing this and doing that. Talk about above and beyond the call of duty.”
It wasn’t just the driver who’d been delayed. Valley resident Jeanene Byram didn’t plan on staying at a motel in Hawthorne on Jan. 6, but had few options after her plane’s late arrival to LAX from Arizona caused her to miss her bus. She spent the next day getting back to Big Bear and was on the last bus of the day when it arrived around 9 p.m. and switched from its regular off-mountain service to Dial-A-Ride. Byram stayed on the bus. She relies on Mountain Transit’s Dial-A-Ride service to get around the Valley since a car accident put her in a wheelchair in 2013, and she needed to get back to her home at Whispering Pines Estates off of Highway 38.
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Beginning July 1, 2015 — Mountain Transit’s Crestline Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may present for passengers needing to purchase passes. Please check back for updates.