YARTS will be running an adjusted schedule until Hwy 140 reopens. The schedule will be as follows:
Run 1 will NOT run.
Run 2 will run on the scheduled times up to the Hostel, then turn around and take Highways 49 and 41 into the park. It will not go to El Portal for stops.
Run 3 will run as scheduled up to the Hostel, then turn around and take Highways 49 and 41 into the park. It will not go to El Portal for stops.
Run 4 will NOT run-EXCEPT-the El Portal portion beginning with the 10:37am stops at Cedar Lodge and following the schedule for Barium, NPS, El Portal PO and Yosemite View Lodge as listed on Run 4. Persons wanting to get to any of these locations from the park should be at Yosemite Lodge by 9:45 am and may catch this bus to these El Portal locations only.
Run 5 will run on the scheduled times up to the Hostel, then turn around and take Highways 49 and 41 into the park. It will not go to El Portal stops.
Runs 6 and 7 will run as scheduled.
Run 8 will run; however it will not leave Curry Village until 11:30am, Ahwahnee at 11:35am, Visitors Center at 11:40am and Yosemite Lodge at 12 noon. This run will not go to El Portal. It will proceed around via Highways 41 and 49 to Midpines, Mariposa and Merced.
Run 9 will run on schedule for the valley floor pick-ups, however it will NOT go to El Portal. It will proceed around via Highways 41 and 49 to Midpines, Mariposa and Merced.
Run 10 will NOT run-passengers should take Run 11.
Run 11 will run on schedule from the Valley Floor and make all scheduled stops for drops and pickups in El Portal. This run will then turn around and proceed to Midpines, Mariposa and Merced via highways 41 and 49.
On May 1st, buses going around were arriving in the park about 1 to 1 1/2 hours later than times on the YARTS schedule, so plan accordingly. Unfortunately there is no way to give scheduled times for buses departing the park for passengers who want to leave from Midpines, Mariposa, or Catheys Valley to Merced. Passengers will have to be at these stops and wait. Suggest arriving at these stop 30 minutes later than the normal departure times to be safe, even though there may be a bit of a wait. There are no time guarantees, and we are unable to contact the driver once they leave the park, since most of the route is in a dead zone for cell phones. We will have the driver wait a minute or two extra and look around for passengers in case some are waiting inside a building or car.
Hopefully the road will be open soon and we can get back on the regular schedule. Until then, we will keep the schedule running as smoothly as possible. If there are any changes, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible. Thanks for your cooperation. (W. Malone – 5/12/06)