MBTA DONATION GETS REACH-OUT A NEW VAN

Keeping with its mission to provide affordable transportation to the residents of our Morongo basin, the MBTA has donated a new van to the Reach Out organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… Reach Out Morongo Basin will now be able to drive its neighbors to appointments in style, in

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NO MBTA SERVICE SUNDAY AND MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Sunday, January 1, and Monday, January 2, in observance of New Year’s Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO START SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Plans are being made to bring a tourist shuttle bus service to Joshua Tree National Park. Called The “RoadRunner” Shuttle service, the new public transportation system would see specially marked buses bring visitors into the park from Park & Ride locations in Joshua Tree at Coyote Corner (State Route 62

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ROUTINE MBTA BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

There is no new business scheduled for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority. The meeting will begin by recognizing the employee of the quarter, then the board will hold a public hearing on unmet needs. Next, the board will be asked to approve a routine consent agenda followed

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, MBTA, will meet tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will begin its regular meeting Thursday, July 28 with a closed session, in which it will hold performance evaluations for the general manager and director of

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will be asked to approve its budgets for fiscal year 2016-17 at its next meeting Thursday, May 26. The board will hold a public hearing to discuss its operating, capital, and taxicab budgets, and will then be asked to authorize MBTA to

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MBTA AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORKING ON VISITOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN

How can the park service balance the delicate desert ecosystem of Joshua Tree National Park with the more than two million visitors expected to roll through in 2016? Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us there’s a plan in the works that could offer relief to tourists and terrain…. Morongo Basin

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MBTA, TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet in closed session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to discuss anticipated litigation and to conference with labor negotiators. The board will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., at which time it will recognize its employee of the quarter.

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MBTA BOARD MEETS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Under new business, the directors will hold two public hearings to accept grant requests totaling more than $800,000 for operating assistance and four replacement

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet Thursday, February 25, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a closed session in which directors will conference with labor negotiators, the directors will meet in open session and recognize a new board member. After

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW WITH POSSIBLE LITIGATION AND REORGANIZATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet Thursday, February 4, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a 4:30 closed session in which directors will discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will meet in open session at 5 p.m. and recognize the employee

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REACH-OUT AWARDED AN MBTA GRANT

Reach Out Morongo Basin received a $20,000 transportation assistance grant Friday from Morongo Basin Transit Authority. This is the fourth year that Reach Out has received this grant from MBTA. The grant is available to local government agencies and non-profits to help with unmet transportation needs or to access or

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NO MBTA BUS SERVICE TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Thursday, November 26, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The MBTA will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 27.

MBTA NOTES SAFETY RECORD

For the second time this year, the Morongo Basin Transit Authority has marked 100 days without a collision or injury. As of Thursday, November 12, MBTA operators and maintenance employees have not been involved in a preventable collision, nor has there been any injury that could have been prevented. In

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT ATHORITY 100 DAYS COLLISION FREE

For the second time this year, the Morongo Basin Transit Authority has marked 100 days without a collision or injury. As of Thursday, November 12, MBTA operators and maintenance employees have not been involved in a preventable collision, nor has there been any injury that could have been prevented. In

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority board of directors will hold a routine meeting Thursday, filled with reports from staff. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION OFFERS STUDENT BUS PASSES

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is assisting students with transportation needs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… Because transportation can be a huge barrier for college students the Copper Mountain College Foundation is breaking down that barrier for the nearly 2,000 students enrolled there. The Foundation subsidizes bus rides

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD TO APPOINT NEW GENERAL MANGER TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a closed session in which directors will appoint a new general manager and discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will recognize the outgoing

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MBTA BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. today, May 28, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After administrative and operations reports, the board will appoint an interim general manager. The board will then go into closed session to discuss

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pick up by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day

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