Mendocino Transit Authority

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Mendocino Transit Authority
Mendocino logo.png
Headquarters241 Plant Rd. Ukiah
LocaleMendocino County, California
Service typebus service, dial-a-bus
Routes9
Websitemendocinotransit.org

The Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) is a public bus system that serves Ukiah, the Mendocino Valley, and coastal regions of Mendocino County, California.

MTA began service in 1976 under a joint powers agreement between the County of Mendocino and the cities of Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Ukiah and Willits.[1]

Routes[edit]

MTA operates several routes, most of which radiate from Ukiah.[2]

No. Name Route description Route Deviation Requests
1 Willits Rider ^
5 The BraggAbout Local Service within Fort Bragg ^
7 Ukiah Valley Jitney Mendocino College, Feedlot & Bush, Raley's, Grocery Outlet, Redwood Academy, Goodwill, Main & Standley (Library), Safeway, Public Health Department, Greyhound, Airport, Plant & South State ^
9 Ukiah Valley Local Mendocino College, Feedlot & Bush, Ukiah High School, Walnut Village, North Bush at Low Gap, Main & Standley (Library), Pear Tree Center, Leslie Street, Yokayo Center, Wal-Mart/Food Maxx, Community Clinic, South Dora Street & Laws Ave, Plant Road & South State ^
  • Up to 3/4 mi after 6pm for additional fare[3]
20 Inland Service Willits to Ukiah ^
30 Inland Service Redwood Valley to Ukiah ^
60 The Coaster Service between Fort Bragg & Mendocino/Navarro River ^
65 CC Rider Service between Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Willits, Ukiah & Santa Rosa ^
75 South Mendocino Coast Service Gualala-Ukiah & Ft. Bragg ^
95 South Mendocino Coast Service Point Arena - Santa Rosa ^

^ All routes make "Flag Stops": at a safe location for the bus to pull out of traffic wave the bus down.

Previous Routes[edit]

No. Name Route Description Reason For Discontinuation Year Of Discontinuation
15 Laytonville Laytonville to Willits bus service Low Ridership (5.2/hr.) and Low Farebox Return[6] Between 2009-2012
21 Inland Service Willits to Ukiah Express
30 Inland Service Redwood Valley to Ukiah Between 2009-2012

Fares[edit]

Current Fares can be found at https://mendocinotransit.org/fares/

MTA offers many pass and punch card options for frequent riders:

  • 16 ride punch card - allows riders to ride through one or more fare zones for 1 punch per zone (~25 to 30% discount)
  • 1, 2, and 3 zone full-fare monthly passes]
  • Summer Youth Pass

MTA also provides the following discounts:

  • ~50% fare for Seniors (62+) and People With Disabilities (With MTA discount ID)
  • Free Local Fares for Mendocino College Students with Student ID
    • Discounted fares for regional routes 65, 95

All-Time Roster[edit]

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
24 1980 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35T96T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 Ex-Gillig prototype #2.
28 1982 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596T6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
45 Carpenter Coach RE Detroit Diesel Allison
901-902 1996 Gillig Phantom 35'
(S50T3596)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
903-905 Gillig Phantom
906-907 1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
908-909 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
913 Gillig Advantage The total amount of units is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) | Public transportation for Mendocino County, California : About Mendocino Transit Authority". mendocinotransit.org. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  2. ^ Schedules and Maps
  3. ^ "Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) | Public transportation for Mendocino County, California : Routes 7 and 9". mendocinotransit.org. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  4. ^ "Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) | Public transportation for Mendocino County, California : Route 95". mendocinotransit.org. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  5. ^ "Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) | Public transportation for Mendocino County, California : Route 95". mendocinotransit.org. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  6. ^ "MTA 2012-16 Short Range Transit Development Plan" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2020-01-19.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°06′43″N 123°11′36.4″W / 39.11194°N 123.193444°W / 39.11194; -123.193444