ESTA holds workshops on budget shortfall

Cutbacks in state and federal money has meant a $166,000 shortfall in the budget of Eastern Sierra Transit Authority.  ESTA Director John Helm said that public workshops will ask for public input on estabusan increase in fees or reduction of service or both to help balance the budget.

Helm said ESTA wants to know what scenario the public feels is least detrimental.  Members of the public can offer their own ideas of how to keep ESTA solvent.  The first workshop happens today, starting at 10:30 at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.

Thursday, July 7th, an ESTA workshop will take place in Walker at the Antelope Valley Senor Center.  Next Monday, July 11, a workshop will happen at Bishop City Hall Council
chambers at noon.

Those interested in transit service and how this budget shortfall will be handled can also send comments by mail, email or phone.  Comments need to be in by July 15th.  You can email to, call 760-872-1901, extension 11 or mail to ESTA, P.O. Box 1357, Bishop, CA 93515.


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4 Responses to ESTA holds workshops on budget shortfall

  1. bobbie lee swagger July 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    let’s start w/ a (much) smaller vehicle

    that thing in the picture is just gross

  2. Rob July 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    What was the budget amount last year?

    and how many riders did they have that year?

    • upthecreek July 7, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      1 million and 38 riders


  3. Rob July 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    upthecreek – I’ll bet lunch it’s cheaper to drive people around in limousines.


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