MARIPOSA — Starting July 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will begin the second year of the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) for Mariposa County. This program will provide up to four (4) free YARTS round-trip tickets to Mariposa county residents who apply until all tickets have been issued or June 30, 2020, whichever comes first.
In order to receive tickets, residents must send proof of address such as a driver’s license, utility bill, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org. A valid address or PO Box must be provided to receive tickets. Tickets can be picked up in person at the YARTS office at 369 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340. A photo ID is required when picking up tickets. Limit 4 tickets per household.
YARTS began operating in May 2000, and provides regularly scheduled public transit service into Yosemite National Park and the gateway communities. YARTS provides service to park visitors and employees on Highway 140 through Mariposa County year round, traveling between Merced and Yosemite Valley. Gear such as bicycles and hiking equipment can be brought on any YARTS bus. Park officials highly encourage visitors to use the YARTS service when visiting Yosemite National Park from gateway communities.