Wheelchair Accessibility

All Mountain Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts that can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
When traveling with a wheelchair or scooter, let the driver know you need to use the lift, and be prepared to board.

If possible, please back onto the lift. All drivers are properly trained, and will assist passengers with boarding and alighting, as well as securing mobility devices for safety.

Visually Impaired Passengers

We have an audio announcer which announces all stops – and an LED sign for hearing impaired.

Other Accessibility Features

All Mountain Transit buses are equipped with pull cords, allowing passengers to quickly and easily notify drivers to stop.

Mountain Transit complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as an employer and as well as in the course of providing transportation services.

Mountain Transit shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to provide program accessibility to their services..

Read more about ADA Policy.

Half fares on all Mountain Transit routes are available to veterans, persons 60 and older with state ID, and to persons with disabilities with a Mountain Transit ADA Card. For more information schedule an in-person appointment to apply for a Dial-A-Ride ID.

  • Big Bear- All rides within Big Bear fixed route areas are free of charge. Curb to curb Dial-A-Ride services and half fare for Off the Mountain services are available to qualifying individuals with a Dial-A-Ride ID.”
  • Crestline- Half fares on all routes are available to qualifying individuals with a Dial-A-Ride ID.

Mountain Transit strives to improve mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities. The Transportation Reimbursement for Individuals Program (TRIP) provides an incentive for volunteer drivers (usually friends or neighbors) to assist eligible individuals who are unable to drive or access public transportation by providing necessary, escorted transportation.

Participants receive funds to reimburse the volunteer driver and to offset the cost associated with providing transportation. TRIP is a self-directed, mileage reimbursement transportation service that complements public transportation.

Volunteers such as friends and neighbors transport transit-dependent elderly, people with disabilities, and others to access medical and other services where no transit service exists.

Do you have questions about TRIP and/or other services for Seniors, Veterans and Disabled? Contact Mountain Transit’s Community Outreach Coordinator:

Bikes on Buses

Mountain Transit buses are equipped with bike racks capable of transporting two bicycles. Riders are responsible for loading and unloading bikes, and use the racks at their own risk. Before boarding, tell the driver that you need to load your bike onto the rack.