Free Fares For Mariposa and Merced County Residents - YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite
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.

In order to receive tickets, residents must send proof of address (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) along with the number of adults and children who will be utilizing the free passes to [email protected]. A valid address or PO Box must be provided to receive tickets. Once residence is verified, a voucher number will be issued to the applicant.  Individuals may use this voucher number to make a reservation online by using the YARTS Reservation System.

No physical tickets will be issued this year.  All COVID-19 protocols still apply to passengers using LCTOP vouchers.

This program is for the YARTS service on Highway 140 only and is open to all Merced and Mariposa County residents (including those in outlying areas such as Fish Camp, Wawona, Coulterville, Bootjack, Los Banos, Dos Palos, Livingston, etc).

To get your free tickets, download the application below and email it to [email protected]

Application for Free YARTS Tickets