Tag: Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority

Transit Projects Promise Greater Convenience and Connectivity

San Bernardino, CA, March 13, 2014 – Ground has broken on a transportation project in San Bernardino that will benefit commuters using the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority. Formerly known as “MARTA,” the local bus service company now goes by the nickname “Mountain Transit.” Its off-the-mountain service currently drops off patrons at the historic Santa Fe Depot. Once the new San Bernardino Transit Center is constructed at Rialto Avenue and “E” Street downtown, Big Bear bus riders will have more options to travel around the Inland Empire. The Transit Center will be a multi-modal transportation hub where local bus services like Mountain Transit, Omnitrans bus routes, the sbX Bus Rapid Transit service and Metrolink trains will converge. The public can transfer from one mode of transportation to another at this hub and go in various directions. The Transit Center will also make life easier for college students, since it’s being built just two blocks from San Bernardino Valley College. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2015. The Santa Fe depot is currently the end of the line for the Metrolink commuter train service, but service will be extended one mile east to to the new transit center by the summer of 2016, and eventually nine miles further to via the future Redlands Passenger Rail Project. Patrick Morris, who is both Metrolink Chairman and City of San Bernardino...

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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 Sunday. Off-the-Mountain service will now be available every day of the week, with convenient connections in San Bernardino to numerous Omnitrans buses, Greyhound Station, and Metrolink and Amtrak trains at Santa Fe Station. Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority provides Fixed Route, Dial-a-Ride, and Off-the-Mountain public transit services to over 50,000 residents of the San Bernardino Mountains, including Bear Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Snow Valley, and Running Springs. In 2012/2013 MARTA provided over 153,000 passenger trips. For more information on routes and schedules call (909) 878-5200 in Big Bear or visit them...

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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 Saturday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. The last runs will leave Erwin Lake and Boulder Bay at 6:30 p.m.  Service to Bear Mountain Resort is being restored with new times for Sugarloaf and Chautauqua High School stops and minor time point changes to other stops. There will no longer be a break in mid-day service on the RIM Fixed Routes 2 and 4. In addition, Route 2’s first two runs will leave VOE at 6:15 and 7:15 a.m. then every 90 minutes thereafter. The last run departs VOE at 5:45 p.m. and will complete a round trip to Lake Arrowhead Village and back to VOE, going out of service at 7:05 p.m. Route 4’s first run starts in Running Springs at 7:30 a.m., and runs every 90 minutes thereafter. The last run departs Running Springs at 6:00 p.m., completes a round trip to Lake Arrowhead Village and back to Running Springs, then retires for the evening at 7:10.  Arrival times for both Route 2 and 4 adjusted to allow for easier...

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