News Archive - YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite

YARTS restores capacity on buses!

YARTS LIFTS CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Board of Directors has lifted restrictions on the capacity of its buses traveling to and from Yosemite National Park. The action occurred at a special meeting of the Board on June 14, 2021, and went into effect on June 15, 2021, when… Read more »

Face Masks Required

Per Federal Law: YARTS requires proper wearing of face masks, per Federal Law. Face masks are to be worn at all times when riding the YARTS or waiting at a bus stop/shelter. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties. Por Ley Federal: YARTS requiere el uso… Read more »

Rider Alert: Full Service Resumes!

Rider Alert: YARTS has resumed full service on the Highway 140 route. As of February 1, 2021 YARTS has resumed full service on the Highway 140 route. For questions about reservations, please call customer service at 1-877-989-2787

Free Fares For Mariposa and Merced County Residents

YARTS began the third year of the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) for Mariposa and Merced Counties. Residents who live in Merced or Mariposa Counties can apply to receive free YARTS round-trip tickets.  Requests will be fulfilled until all tickets have been issued or June 30th, 2021, whichever comes first. In order to receive… Read more »

Highway 140 Winter Service Begins October 1, 2020

Starting October 1, 2020, the following schedule will be effective for the    Highway 140 Route: Reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, capacity on this route will be limited to 30 passengers. Click schedule to view full size. Please note: The Yosemite Valley shuttle service will not be operating this year due… Read more »

HWY 41 Corridor Comes To An Early End

Due to wildfire, smoke, ash and unstable conditions, YARTS has shutdown the HWY 41 corridor for the remainder of the week effectively ending our summer service. We have canceled all reservations for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – Friday, September 11, 2020. We truly apologize for the inconvenience, but we strive to put the safety of… Read more »

Free Service Days – Canceled

  As a reminder, due to park closure and other restrictions during this pandemic, YARTS Free Service Days have been canceled. This includes our highly anticipated (but canceled) 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 20th, as well as the upcoming Memorial day weekend (May 23rd – May 25th). Be safe and we hope to see you… Read more »

Discount for YARTS Passengers at Degnan’s Kitchen/Loft in Yosemite

Your trip on YARTS to Yosemite just got even better! Now when you ride YARTS, receive 15% off your entire purchase at Degnan’s Kitchen and Loft* just by showing your YARTS boarding pass. Enjoy a car-free carefree ride to California’s jewel and then enjoy culinary delights as part of your adventure…with a great discount. Your… Read more »