MOST SERVICES CLOSED OR ON LIMITED HOURS FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Most banks, City and Town Halls, Post Offices, courts and other public and government services will be closed Monday for the Christmas Holiday. Except for emergency services and specifically scheduled programs, Yucca Valley town offices are closed until Tuesday, January 2. The City of Twentynine Palms is also closed Until

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (December 14) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will begin the meeting with a recognition of an employee who is retiring. Under new business, directors will be asked to approve revisions to the fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budgets. Directors will then elect new officers.

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A NEW VAN AND A CHECK FOR THE MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority presented a new van and a check for more than $17,000 to the Morongo Basin Healthcare District at its meeting earlier this month. The 2017 Ford Transit-350 van and check for $17,579 came out of the MBTA’s Transportation Assistance Grant program, which funds vehicles and

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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT GETS GOOD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in regular meeting last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the highlights…

The meeting began on a high point with the Morongo Transit Authority presenting checks for the two MBTA transportation grants in which they will purchase a new van that will

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPECTED TO MAKE LOCAL APPOINTMENTS TOMORROW

In what must be any politician’s dream come true, county supervisors are expected to appoint three candidates to three open seats on the Twentynine Palms Water District board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on that and other expected actions at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino…

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MBTA CAN-A-RIDE THIS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will hold its annual Can-A-Ride food drive this Thursday, November 16. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… Donating a can of food or other non-perishable food item will allow you a free ride with MBTA (excluding the Palm Springs Routes). The food they receive will

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (October 26) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will begin the meeting with a closed session for an evaluation of its director of cooperative purchasing and grants. Under new business, directors will be asked to approve adjustments to the purchasing and grants director’s contract. Directors will

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY HEARING ON UNMET NEEDS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, will hold its annual public hearing for unmet needs this Thursday, September 28. Residents are urged to attend to give their input on how state funds are spent for transit in our area. The hearing is set for 5 p.m. in the Helen

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, at which the board of directors will be asked to approve an agreement between MBTA and Joshua Tree National Park for an in-park shuttle service. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the MBTA operations center,

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (June 22) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will begin the meeting with a closed session for an evaluation of its general manager. Under new business, directors will be asked to approve two grants for operating assistance. Directors will also be asked to approve adjustments to

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

At Thursday’s (June 1) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will be asked to approve a bus stop improvement. Directors will also review the operating and capital budgets. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA Operations Center, 62405 Verbena Road in Joshua Tree.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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MBTA BOARD MEETS, AGENCY GETS HIGHEST SAFETY RATING

At Thursday’s (March 23) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will hold a public hearing on a grant request of more than $855,000 to purchase five vehicles. Directors will also hear a presentation on the transportation reimbursement escort program. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA

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TOMORROW IS TRANSIT APPRECIATION DAY FOR THE MBTA

Tomorrow is a special day for our own Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, as they celebrate their own Transit Appreciation Day. Reporter Edica Gonzales says be sure to give their employees a hearty “Thank You”… Ok, so maybe it’s not an official holiday yet, but for the Morongo Basin

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (February 23) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will recognize an outgoing board member. Following staff reports, directors will assign members to various sub committees. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA Operations Center, 62405 Verbena Road in Joshua Tree.

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.

NO MBTA BUSES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Sunday, December 25, and Monday, December 26, in observance of Christmas Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, December 27.

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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