The Inyo County Local Transportation Commission has
hired a transportation planning consultant and just completed 1) a
Triennial Performance Audit of the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
and 2) a study exploring the relationship between the Inyo and Mono
County Local Transportation Commissions and the Eastern Sierra
Transit Authority (ESTA). Follow the highlighted links to view these
documents. You can also
view the Request for Proposals for
these projects. The
Transit Authority Joint Powers Agreement
that created ESTA
can be viewed by following the highlighted links.
The bullets below summarizes public transit
services in Inyo County. Follow the highlighted link to view the
home page of each transit agency.
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA)
On July 1st,
2007, Inyo Mono Transit officially became the
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority. The Eastern Sierra
Transit Authority offers affordable transportation
throughout Inyo and Mono Counties. ESTA operates
door-to-door bus service in the communities of
Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Lone Pine, and Walker, as well as
operating the Eastern Sierra’s only interregional
routes between Reno and Lancaster. The northbound
CREST service accesses the Reno-Tahoe International
Airport, Reno Greyhound Station, and Reno Amtrak
Station. The southbound CREST service access the
MetroLink and Greyhound stations in Lancaster. ESTA offers
service between Lone Pine and Bishop and
between Bishop and Mammoth
Lakes. The ESTA website can be viewed online
by following the link above. Their
2010 Annual Report can be also be viewed on
Sierra Area Agency on Aging (ESAAA) / Inyo
For seniors who need transportation but cannot ride the
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus due to physical
limitations, escorted rides to essential services can be
arranged by appointment. Call the Inyo Senior Program at (760) 873-6364 or
1-800-510-2020. Many medical services needed by residents
must be obtained outside of Inyo County and the City of
may be able to schedule rides to out-of-area medical
appointments if you have no public or private alternative.
Requires 7-10 day advance notice.
Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped (IMAH)
IMAH operates two vans, Monday-Friday, in the Bishop area to
transport developmentally and mentally disabled adults to
and from the Creative Workshop day-activity program in
Bishop. The major components of the workshop program are
independent living skills, communication skills,
work-adjustment skills, social and recreational activities,
and self-advocacy skills.
Health Project Inc.
The Toiyabe Indian Health Project, based in Bishop,
transports tribal members and their families for shopping,
medical, and other necessary purposes. They provide
transportation in both Inyo and Mono Counties.
Kern Regional Center's purpose is to provide support and
service to individuals with developmental disabilities to
help them achieve an independent, productive, and satisfying
life. Kern Regional Center serves about 6,300 people in
Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties.
Neighboring areas transit websites can be viewed by
following these links:
It is possible to visit or to depart Inyo County from surrounding
metropolitan areas by using Eastern Sierra Transit CREST bus and a
combination of the above services. There are also a number of
shuttle services that can be located on the internet to access
recreational destinations in the Eastern Sierra.