Request for SOQ for Admin Building & Maintenance Facility & Engineering Services

Mountain Transit is seeking qualified firms (Consultant) to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for providing architecture and engineering services for a new administrative building and maintenance facility (Project). The Consultant will act as the project architect responsible for architecture, design and engineering required for the planning, securing entitlements and building permits, construction documents, and construction observation and services associated with the construction of a new administrative building, new maintenance facility, and associated site work on property located at 160-170 Business Center Drive in Big Bear Lake, CA (APN 2328-021-12 &13).

Requests for Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) can be viewed on the Mountain Agency website at The deadline for submitting Statement of Qualifications is 4:00 pm on October 29, 2020.

Submit Five (5) copies of the Statement of Qualifications, including the Hourly Rate Schedule, in sealed envelopes/packages and shall be clearly marked STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN TRANSIT ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY. The envelopes/packages, which states the Consultant’s name and address, and shall be clearly addressed as follows:

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority
Attn: Sandy Benson, General Manager
P.O. Box 1501
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

If SOQs are hand delivered, the address is 41939 Fox Farm Road, Big Bear Lake, CA. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MAIL DELIVERIES SHALL BE TO THE P.O. BOX AND NOT TO THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS. SOQs will be rejected if not addressed and packaged as indicated above. Faxed or e-mailed SOQs will not be accepted.

The Mountain Transit contact for this Request for SOQ is Mr. Mike Podegracz, Project Manager, Charles Abbott Associates, Inc., and is the sole point of contact for this procurement. Mr. Podegracz can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at (949) 421-8447. Questions will be accepted up to seven (7) calendar days from the due date of the SOQ submission. Do not contact Mountain Transit or City of Big Bear Lake staff regarding this SOQ.

Route 4 Public Hearing

Do you have feedback on the change of service to Fixed Route 4?

On September 21st at 8:00AM, there will be a Zoom meeting to collect public input on Route 4. Zoom Link:

Please see the details in the flyer for the Meeting ID, Password, and Call in Number. We look forward to hearing from you.


The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (Mountain Transit) provides public transportation for the local mountain communities. Mountain Transit’s Board of Directors is comprised of two City Council Members from the City of Big Bear Lake, two County Supervisors representing Districts 2 and 3 or their designee, and one Member-at-Large representing the local mountain communities. Mountain Transit’s Board of Directors invites mountain residents interested in serving on the Board as the Member-at-Large to submit a letter of consideration containing pertinent qualifications and reason for desire to serve. Letters should be submitted to the Secretary of the Board, P.O. Box 1501, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 by September 7, 2018. The Member-at-Large serves a two-year term. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and alternate between Big Bear Lake, Crestline, and Skyforest. Candidates will be interviewed at the Board Meeting to be held September 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., at the Sky Park at Santa’s Village, 28950 California 18, Skyforest, CA.

Updated 08/24/18

Free Ride Promotion Ends June 24th

We know you’ve enjoyed the past month of 5 free trips. Let’s be honest, some of our most loyal riders have probably enjoyed even more than 5.

And that’s great! We’re glad our community was able to take advantage of our offer and we look forward to more ways to continue serving the mountains we love!

While the current program ENDS SUNDAY JUNE 24th, we do have another exciting opportunity coming in July.


For more information check out the picture above or give us a call.

New Seat Belt Law Effective July 1st

What: Passengers of Mountain Transit must use seat belts while riding buses equipped with seat belts.

Drivers will inform passengers of the new law.

Passengers who fail to use seat belt may incur a fine equal to $20 for the first infraction and $50 for any additional infractions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mountain Transit and we will do our best to explain the change.

***Law effective from July 1, 2018***