New fares, schedules for EST

The following is a press release from Eastern Sierra Transit Authority:

Eastern Sierra Transit will be implementing fare increases and route modification due to increase costs, particularly in fuel, maintenance and insurance, and the reduction of state and federal revenues.

Fare increases will begin on all routes beginning Thursday, September 1st. Discounted rates are available to senior, handicapped and youths 5 to 16 years old.


Dial-A-Ride fares in Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth will increase between $0.40 and $0.70 depending on your destination and time of day. The new dial-a-ride fares will be:

Adult Discount

Zone 1 $3.00 $2.40

Zone 2 $4.20 $3.60

Nite Rider (Bishop only) $4.20 $3.60

For Town to Town Routes including Lone Pine to Bishop, Benton to Bishop, Mammoth Express and the CREST routes, the increases average between $0.50 and $1.00. To see a detailed fare schedule visit the website at or call 760-872-1901 ext.20.

Route modification will begin after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6th.

Mammoth Express will operate Monday thru Friday. Departures from Bishop will be 7:30am, 1:00pm and 6:10pm. Departures from Mammoth will be 7:35am, 2:05pm and 5:20pm. The morning and evening departures are now combined with the CREST Route. The Vanpool between Bishop and Mammoth does have additional capacity for commuters with 8:00am to 5:00pm work schedules.

CREST South between Mammoth and Lancaster will depart 30 minutes earlier. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday the bus will depart Mammoth at 7:35am and Bishop at 8:30am. Departure from Lancaster Metrolink will be 2:00pm.

Lone Pine to Bishop Route time schedule will remain unchanged, however the 6:30pm Bishop to Lone Pine portion will require 24 hour advance reservations. Reservation can be made by calling 760-872-1901 ext. 22.

To see a detailed bus schedules or fares visit the website at or call 760-872-1901 ext. 20.

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12 Responses to New fares, schedules for EST

  1. Rob August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    When the best jobs around are working for government agencies somethings wrong with the system.

    I think Sierra wave is afraid of simple math. Take the budget and divide it into the riders for the year and lets see how much it cost each time someone steps foot on a bus.

  2. Rob August 30, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Our post are not as weak as your attempt at insulting me.

    I don’t know upthecreek, but I think we’re the only ones that know times are changing. They have to, the money just isn’t there anymore to support the taxeaters and their pensions.

  3. Joe Morris August 30, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Rob- The posts you (aka upthecreek) put up about pensions are weak. I’m not retiring on one but I still find your opinion very lame. I’m guessing you were picked on a lot as a kid and this is your way of getting back at all the rear kicks you got (or should still get).

  4. JaneE August 27, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    I get an error on the internet address shown for eastern sierra transit . It should be

    Bennet, would it be too difficult to actually include a link when you use an internet address in a post? (One that works, of course). It would make it much easier for anyone interested to access the information.

  5. Bob Loblaw August 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Do you just cut and paste that nonsense on every post? Pull yer head outta the sand, I think you need some oxygen.

    • downthecreek August 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

      You must work for the Government.

      • Bob Loblaw August 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

        See what I mean… Cut and Paste away dude.

      • Rob August 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

        I’d bet money on it. Darn near everyone who post here is retired on a taxeater pension.

        • Taxeater August 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

          Everyone but you and your other screen names i guess.

          • downthecreek August 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

            cut and paste this TAXEATER.


            FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Some people give back to their community. Then there’s Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who’s really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years.

            Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.

            “How much do we need to keep accumulating?” asks Powell, 63. “There’s no reason for me to keep stockpiling money.”

          • Taxeater August 30, 2011 at 6:17 am #

            Wow, what a nice dude. Then again it’s no wonder people think public employees are rich. This cat is not a great example. In fact he makes over 10 times what I do. Still a heck of a gesture though!

  6. downthecreek August 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    suck it up sheeple..
    pay the increased fees and love it..
    your government is going out of business and needs the $$


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