FARTA & Other Driving Adventures


FARTA is the local nickname of theĀ MARTA (Mountain Area Regional Transit Agency) service for the valley. Just last week, my favorite driver seemed to be aiming at me as I ambled out of the door over at the Stater Brothers market. It was so bizarre that a couple of witnesses commented about it.

Erratic driving aside, I just heard that MARTA is one of the 130 agencies that will get to share in the $78 million awarded to public transit and air quality projects by CalTrans. The local share is an estimated $326,620 which is targeted to pay for things such as updating, safety, and acquisition of more transport vehicles.

Word is that $80,000 will go to new buses.

Drivers License Delays
Since GG has a commercial license (I can drive big rigs and other such stuff) there are hoops I have to jump through during renewal. However, since there have been some recent changes to the security features on the driving licenses, delays in getting them delivered has been common.

If you have been facing such an issue, the DMV has established numbers to call. Fawnskin residents who do not receive their licenses within eight weeks of their renewal date should give a jingle to (800) 777-0133 or (866) 278-2111. Read more here…

Thank you for reading this post. You can now Read Comments (2) or Leave A Trackback.

Post Info

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 and is filed under Mountain Lake Resort, Small Town Living.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the Comments Feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Previous Post: »
Next Post: »

Read More

Related Reading:

2 Responses to “FARTA & Other Driving Adventures

  • 1
    March 30th, 2011 12:57

    Hey thanks for the DMV info. Ive been waiting 2 mos for my new license and just figured they were way backlogged.

    Called the help number from your blog, and in fact, it got caught in computer glitch (DMVs words) and they will now get it out to me within 3 weeks.

    Whateverrrr..just get it to me-hehe

    Anyway thanks..and I hope yur ready for some backroad creachin Adventures with me, when the snow melts:)


  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    March 31st, 2011 08:13

    Cool! Glad to hear that the numbers got your situation solved. Yes, I am SO ready. Feeling good but just working on some stamina building now. The desert is in the high 90s this week so I am guessing the snow is melting fast up there!