Off-the-Mountain Bus Service Expands

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 28, 2013 - Starting November 10, bus riders will have more options when commuting down the hill. MARTA's Off-the-Mountain service from Big Bear to San Bernardino will be expanded to include two trips on Sundays, leaving the Interlaken Shopping Center at 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., returning from San Bernardino twice on … [Read more...]

Local Bus Schedule Changes Today

Big Bear Valley, CA, August 12, 2013 -- Starting today, the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority’s -- otherwise known as "MARTA" -- is making some changes to its routes and schedules. New riders guides will be available, but here are some highlights: Big Bear Fixed Route 1 will now run 5:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., Monday through … [Read more...]

MARTA Seeks Public Opinion


Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2012, 4:00pm - The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) is currently updating its Short Range Transit Plan.  According to MARTA, the plan will guide fixed route and Dial-a-Ride transit services in the Rim area and Big Bear Valley over the next five years. Last summer, extensive market research and outreach … [Read more...]

Snow Day! Friday Closures and Cancellations (and Some Openings) for the Big Bear Valley

Wet, winter weather has been constant for, now, six days.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This epic storm has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations: Among these, Bear Mountain Resort is closed today [Friday, January 22], though Bear Mountain lift tickets and season passes are being honored at Snow Summit, which certainly has a resort full of fresh powder for skiers and riders. MARTA transportation … [Read more...]

Free Bus Pass Distribution to Seniors on Wednesday Morning

Freebies are being distributed to seniors tomorrow morning, according to Tina Nazarian, coordinator for the Big Bear Senior Center. The San Bernardino County Department of Aging’s Willo Covey will be at the Senior Center on Wednesday, from 10am to noon, to distribute 30-trip bus passes for use on MARTA and coupon books, worth $20, good for use at … [Read more...]

MARTA Is Still Rolling Along After 25 Years; Improved Services in Place, Though Bus Rides Still Offered for $1

Dial-a-Ride services have been available in Big Bear since 1978, though the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, or MARTA, was implemented in 1993, through a joint powers agreeement between the City of Big Bear Lake and the County of San Bernardino. The City and the County oversee MARTA with a five-member board, which includes Big Bear Lake … [Read more...]

MARTA Adds Increased Service, on Fixed Routes and Off-the-Mountain Trips, Effective Today

MARTA transit services are becoming more convenient, effective today. In addition to adding one more trip off the mountain from Rite-Aid each day, at 11am (in addition to already established 6:30am and 3:10pm trips), 30-minute service will now be available on MARTA fixed routes, on Big Bear Boulevard between the Village of Big Bear Lake and … [Read more...]