Alerts :Effective 11/23/2020, Route 4 service is now Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Alerts :Effective December 14, 2020, Route 5 service has temporarily been reduced to Fridays only until further notice.
Alerts :COVID-19 emergency service plan is still in effect. Mountain Transit continues to provide essential transit service. Face coverings are required to ride, and contactless mobile fare payment is strongly recommended. If you’re unable to practice social distancing, we advise waiting for the next bus. Thank you for your understanding.
Effective December 14, 2020, Route 5 has been reduced to Fridays only.
In response to the current Governor’s order to Stay at Home except for essential activities, Mountain Transit will run Route 5 Off the Mountain service between Big Bear and San Bernardino on Fridays only.
Route 5 service will depart at the Fox Farm stop at 6:30am and 4:30pm and return trips will depart the San Bernardino Transit Center at 8:20am and 6:15pm.
This is temporary and subject to change.
Route 6 Rim Off the Mountain service is used as commuter service for essential workers and will remain in effect at this time.
***UPDATE: The Park and Ride has been delayed until the Stay at Home order is lifted***
Mountain Transit’s Park and Ride Returns December 19th! See below for pertinent details:
When is it open?
Starting December 19
Saturday, Sunday, Holiday Mondays, and every day between Christmas and New Year’s
Who can use it?
Don’t waste your day looking for parking, sitting in traffic, slipping, and sliding on snowy, icy roads
Park your car, jump on the Trolley to go to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, or The Village
Where is it?
Conveniently located at 170 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Coming from the East-Big Bear City, 38 or 18 from the desert:
Take Big Bear Blvd to Sandalwood, Turn Right onto Sandalwood. Turn right onto Business Center Drive-Lot will be on your right.
Coming from West-Big Bear Lake, 18, San Bernardino:
Take Big Bear Blvd. to Fox Farm (Traffic Light) Turn left onto Fox Farm, Right onto Sandalwood, left onto Business Center Drive-Lot will be on your right.
What does it cost?
$20.00 to park all day and get a free Trolley ride to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or The Village. NO CASH. Credit or Debit cards only.
How does it work?
Park your car in the Mountain Transit Lot, take a Trolley to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, or the Village. To get back to your car you can jump on any trolley and tell the driver you are going to the Mountain Transit Lot.
The following Route 4 and 5 changes are effective today, November 23rd:
Route 4 service changes are as follows: • Service Days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday • Service Hours: 8:20 AM to 4:36 PM • Route 4 will now begin in Arrowbear (at Blondie’s Restaurant) instead of Lake Arrowhead • Route 4 drivers can make courtesy stops along the route
Route 5 service changes are as follows: • Service Days: Monday and Friday • Service Hours: Will remain the same
To determine how Mountain Transit could better serve the communities between Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs, we began a public outreach effort during the month of September regarding potential changes to Route 4. This outreach included: an online survey, notices on buses, survey links published to MT’s website, discussions on Facebook, input from drivers and planning staff, and concluded with a Public Hearing on September 21, 2020.
Note: Mountain Transit’s original proposal eliminated Route 4 and instead opted for a dedicated Dial-A-Ride vehicle meant to provide service between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead. This change would allow riders to be picked up and brought directly to/from their chosen locations (for example: from home, directly to their place of business, or an appointment). Additionally, these changes would increase the one-way fare between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead from $3.00 to $5.00.
After careful consideration of the feedback received, Mountain Transit has decided not to eliminate Route 4. We are dedicated to serving our community, and do not want to cause severe hardship for our riders, especially those that have already been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Ridership on Route 4 will be monitored for one year in the hopes that we have enough riders to justify keeping it running for years to come.
The following changes will be made to the Route 4 service, effective Monday, November 23, 2020:
Route 4 will now begin in Arrowbear (at Blondie’s Restaurant) instead of Lake Arrowhead.
Route 4 will be reduced to three days/week instead of four. The route will continue to service the same stops.
Route 4 drivers can make courtesy stops along the route.
Don’t bother with chains, ice and fog this winter. Instead, enjoy a safe, clean ride on a comfortable Mountain Transit bus and Be Driven!