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WALK-UP TESTING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS

The walk-up testing site for COVID-19 at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree is expected to continue for about three more weeks. Morongo Basin residents do not need to exhibit symptoms in order to be tested; anyone who wants to get tested can get tested, although appointments are required by going to sbcovid19.com or calling 909-387-3911.

Yucca Valley residents who want to get tested but who don’t have transportation to the test site can make an appointment for a free ride from the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to and from the test site. But in order to get the free ride, residents must have an appointment for a test. Call 760-366-2395 to set up a ride with MBTA.

MBTA BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

Today’s meeting (May 28) of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority will be a Zoom virtual meeting. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with a recognition of the employee of the quarter. In open session, the board will hear reports from staff, followed by updates on revisions to the budgets.

Email public comments to the board secretary by 3 p.m. today.

Zoom: Call 669-900-6833

Meeting ID # 960 4578 7046

Password # 195342

Or online https://zoom.us/j/96045787046

Email public comments to: cheri@mbtabus.com.

MBTA BOARD MEETS THIS EVENING

Today’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority will be held via a conference call. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with a recognition of the employee of the quarter. In open session, the board will hear reports from staff, followed by resolutions about student fare subsidies, bus stop improvements, the disposal of vehicles at auction and the purchase of new vehicles. The board will then elect a new vice-chair and member at large. The public is welcome to participate in the meeting by calling 425-436-6302, access code 263947, or emailing comments to cheri@mbtabus.com.

MBTA REDUCES SERVICES, WAIVES CHARGES

The directive issued by Governor Newson, ordering all Californians to stay home has caused a decline in ridership and resources which has required MBTA, our local public bus system, to make tough decisions to reduce some service levels. Beginning today (Friday March 19), the Route 12 Palm Springs and Route 15 Marine base to Palms Springs has been suspended until further notice. Further service adjustments may be necessary. In addition to the service reduction, staff will be implementing a 14 day fareless system (no fare will be collected). This will address social distancing.  

For additional information contact MBTA customer service (760) 366-2986 or visit www.mbtabus.com for up to date information.

MBTA BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

At today’s 5 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the board of directors will meet first in a closed session to discuss a lawsuit against the transit authority, brought by Pamela Rutherford. In open session, the board will hear reports from staff before adopting an update to the Title VI program. Next, the board will elect a new chair, vice-chair, and secretary.

The public is welcome at today’s meeting which takes place at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree.