marta-thumbGovernor Schwarzenegger has announced that California has been federally awarded $34 million in transit grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The California Department of Transportation will distribute the funds to enhance public transportation in rural areas, and part of that will trickle down to Big Bear.

MARTA will receive nearly $750,000. This financial support will allow the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority to purchase two new buses and two new bus shelters, as well as conduct preventive maintenance, modernize existing bus stops and repair the transit building.