On July 1st, 2007, Inyo Mono Transit officially became the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA). ESTA 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 395 Route service accesses the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the Centennial Transit Center in Sparks, NV which connects to Greyhound and Nevada RTC buses. The southbound 395 Route service accesses 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 the link above. Their Annual Report can be viewed on their website. You can also view the most recent Triennial Performance Audit of ESTA and a study exploring the relationship between the Inyo and Mono LTCs and ESTA by following the highlighted links. The Transit Authority Joint Powers Agreement that created ESTA can be viewed by following the highlighted links.
Eastern Sierra Area Agency for Aging (ESAAA) offers transportation services 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) 873-5240 or 1-800-510-2020. Many medical services needed by residents must be obtained outside of Inyo County and the City of Bishop. ESAAA 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.
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.
The NIH Foundation CAREshuttle offers door-to-door or curb-to-curb service within a 60-mile radius of the city of Bishop, reaching from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine, a non-emergency medical transport service for patients.
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.
The Bishop Airport has gone Commercial! Starting December 19th, 2021 - United Airlines will fly direct from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN) into Bishop, CA. Connect from the new Bishop Airport (BIH), to major U.S. and international cities.
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.
- Eastern Sierra Transit Authority - (800) 922-1930 - Bus & Shuttle Service
- Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging (ESAAA) - (760) 873-5240 - Senior Transit Services
- Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped (IMAH) - Transit Services for the Handicapped
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car - (760) 873-3704, (800) 325-8007 - Auto Rentals
- Kern Regional Center - (760) 873-7411