COVID-19 emergency service plan is still in effect. Mountain Transit continues to provide essential transit service. Face coverings are required to ride, and contactless mobile fare payment is strongly recommended. If you're unable to practice social distancing, we advise waiting for the next bus. Thank you for your understanding.
Effective 3/15/21, Route 5 Service has been reinstated to Mondays and Fridays completing two round trips.

About Mountain Transit

Mountain Transit provides Fixed Route, Off-the-Mountain (OTM), and Dial-a-Ride service throughout the rural San Bernardino Mountain communities of the Big Bear Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, and Running Springs.

Vision Statement

Effortless transportation options for the residents, workforce and guests of our diverse San Bernardino Mountain communities.

Mission Statement

Work in partnership with communities, businesses and organizations to develop, deliver and promote innovative and sustainable transportation solutions for travel to and around the San Bernardino Mountain region.

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, a rural transit agency, was formed December of 1993 under a joint powers authority between the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County.

Mountain Transit provides Fixed Route, Off-the-Mountain (OTM), and Dial-a-Ride service throughout the rural San Bernardino Mountain communities of the Big Bear Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, and Running Springs. Off-the-Mountain commuter service connects these communities and the city of San Bernardino, making connections with Omnitrans, Metrolink, Greyhound, and other various stops. Mountain Transit operates Weekend Trolley service providing transportation between local restaurants, hotels, ski resorts, and shopping venues throughout the City of Big Bear Lake.

Mountain Transit transports between 12,000 and 15,000 passengers per month dispersed between the Fixed Routes, Dial-A-Ride, and OTM services within a service area of several hundred miles. Peak transportation times are between December and March due to the holiday season and the winter snow activities on the mountains.

For more information about Mountain Transit visit: SB 272 Public Records Act

Mountain Transit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Read Mountain Transit’s full Title VI Policy.

All of Mountain Transit’s vehicles are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bike racks. Service animals are welcome on board all Mountain Transit vehicles.

Part of Mountain Transit’s mission is to provide riders with safe, efficient, and effective service by ensuring that the workplace remains free from the effects of drugs and alcohol. Read Mountain Transit’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.