Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority
|Parent||San Bernardino Associated Governments|
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
|Annual ridership||163,000 passengers |
Not to be confused with the primary public transportation agency serving Atlanta, Georgia, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) operates as Mountain Transit, is the third largest regional transit agency in San Bernardino county. MARTA serves the San Bernardino Mountain communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Big Bear Lake, providing local service for more than 163,000 passengers each year.
MARTA also Offers Off the Mountain Service that enables the residents of the mountain communities to connect with major stops in San Bernardino, which include Metrolink, Omnitrans, Greyhound, St. Bernadines, and other stops along the way. This service runs Monday through Saturday which allows mountain residents to commute to their jobs in the San Bernardino valley with two trips from Big Bear and four trips from Crestline/Lake Arrowhead.
Doing business as: Mountain Transit
- 1 Erwin Lake to Boulder Bay
- 1A The Village to Gold Mountain
- 2 Valley of Enchantment to Lake Arrowhead
- 4 Running Springs to Lake Arrowhead
- Big Bear Valley OTM
- RIM OTM
- Big Bear Weekend Trolley
Mountain Transit offers both standard daily fares and discounted multi-trip and multi-day passes. Special fares are also offered to seniors, persons with disabilities, and students. The fares also vary depending if the trip is local or off the mountain. if the fares are for Off the Mountain service, the extra fees apply.
Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority is administered by a Board of Directors, made up five Members: 2 members of Big Bear Lake, one member at large, and two Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino. It is required under the JPA that the Board of Directors meet at least one time each quarter of each fiscal year. Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month (except January* and February*) at 1:00 p.m. with location alternating between Big Bear Lake and Crestline. All meetings are held in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Board meetings are presided by the Board-appointed Chair. The Board of Directors is responsible for: adopting the budget, appointing the CEO/General Manager, appointing a technical committee, establishing policy, and adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of business.
Mountain Transit is also actively utilizing the web to improve its services to customers and the general public. Information about routes and schedules and new programs and press releases as well as road and weather conditions are available online.