Morongo Basin Transit Authority

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Parent San Bernardino Associated Governments
Headquarters 62405 Verbena Road
Joshua Tree
Service area Morongo Basin[1]
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 8 [2]
Hubs 2
Fleet 24 buses
Annual ridership 143,000 [3]
Fuel type CNG

Morongo Basin Transit Authority is the transit agency that serves the Morongo Basin in San Bernardino County, California.[4]


  • Route 1 Yucca Valley - Twentynine Palms
  • Route 2 Marine Base - Twentynine Palms
  • Route 3B Twentynine Palms Local
  • Route 7A North Yucca Valley
  • Route 7B South Yucca Valley
  • Route 12 Palm Springs - Twentynine Palms
  • Route 15 Palm Springs - Yucca Valley
  • Route 21 Landers - Yucca Valley


Fares in the MBTA system vary due to the distance that the bus must travel in order to serve the entire system. Fares in the MBTA system as of 2008 were:[5]


Fare Type Adult / Student Senior / Disabled
Neighborhood Shuttles: $1.00 $0.75
Intercity highway Route: $2.00 $1.00

Fares for route 12 and 15 fare are the highest in the MBTA system since it is based on original boarding area and distance.

Route 12 origin Adult / Student Senior / Disabled
29 palms: $10.00 $4.50
29 palms round trip: $15.00 $9.00
Joshua tree and Yucca Valley: $7.00 $4.50
Joshua tree and Yucca Valley round trip: $11.00 $9.00
Morongo Valley: $5.00 $4.50
Morongo Valley round trip: $9.00 $9.00

route 15 is the most expensive fixed route since $10 are added to base price of route 12.

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Bus passes[edit]

The MBTA also offers bus passes that vary in price.

Service Fare Type Full Fare Student Senior (60+)/Disabled Children under five years
Neighborhood Shuttle Day pass 3.00 3.00 3.00 Free
Neighborhood Shuttle Monthly Pass 30.00 20.00 20.00 Free
Palms Springs rt 12 7-Day Pass 35.00 35.00 35.00 Free (limit 3)

Ready Ride Passes[edit]

Ready Ride is a demand service that is available to senior and disabled passengers but it is available to everyone at a premium rate.[6]

Service Fare Type Full Fare Student Senior (60+)/Disabled
Ready Ride Regular 4.00 4.00 1.50
Ready Ride 10 punch n/a n/a 10.00
Ready Ride 20 punch Pass n/a n/a 20.00


Active Bus Fleet[edit]

MBTA currently operates a fleet of 24 fixed route vehicles and ready ride vehicles. The table below gives information related to the different coach types currently in the MBTA fleet.[7]

Model Length Year Quantity Fuel Type
Transmark 35' 4 CNG
Ford Cut-Away 32' 3 CNG


MBTA uses the web to improve its services to customers and the general public with information about routes, schedules and new programs. The website allows residents to download the disability id card form in order to receive a discount when using the MBTA system [8]


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