News & Events

Media requests should be directed to:

Jacki Lenners
3773 N Kaspar Dr.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Phone: 928-679-8933
Email: jlenners@naipta.az.gov


Mountain Line Service Changes Go into Effect on August 4

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (July 31, 2019) – Mountain Line is implementing service changes effective August 4, 2019 to improve efficiency and expand service. These include: Route 2 The morning and afternoon deviations to Gemini Rd. (BASIS) will be consolidated to better coincide with school timing and improve on-time performance. The following deviations will remain in place:…

Mountain Line Makes Getting to School Easy, Convenient, And Safe

It’s officially back-to-school season, and Mountain Line student semester and annual transit passes are an essential part of the school supply checklist. Mountain Line offers a safe and reliable transportation option for students to get to and from school and other activities. There are eight routes traversing Flagstaff, stopping within walking distance of most Flagstaff…

Highway 180 Partnership Wins Statewide Transit Award

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (April 10, 2019) – Several northern Arizona organizations were recognized as the “Partnership of the Year” for their joint efforts to mitigate winter congestion on Highway 180 at the 2019 Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) and Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Excellence Awards. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 10 during the…

NAIPTA Board Selects Erika Mazza As Next CEO & General Manager

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) Board of Directors announced today their selection of NAIPTA Deputy General Manager Erika Mazza to serve as the organization’s next CEO and General Manager. Mazza will succeed Jeff Meilbeck, who has served as the head of Flagstaff’s transit agency for more than 20 years. He started with…

Mountain Line Marks 18th Straight Year of Ridership Growth

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (August 7, 2018) – Mountain Line is bucking the nationwide trend of declining bus ridership, registering another year of record ridership and surpassing Fiscal Year 2017 ridership by more than 17 percent. The official ridership tally for July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 was 2,440,338. When Mountain Line started in 2001, the…

Mountain Line Receives National Recognition for Marketing Program

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (October 19, 2017) – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) presented Mountain Line with an AdWheel Grand Award at its annual meeting in Atlanta, GA last week, recognizing the agency’s marketing and communications efforts around the Proposition 411 Transit Tax Renewal educational campaign. The awards recognize APTA member public transportation systems and business…

NAIPTA receives $200K planning grant to support Highway 180 congestion mitigation efforts

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (April 7, 2017) – On the heels of Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott’s “Grappling with Gridlock” forum, the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) was awarded a $200,000 Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) grant to develop an implementation plan for the Highway 180 corridor. Supervisor Babbott, who also serves as the NAIPTA…

Mountain Line and CCC partner on new pilot pass program

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (August 25, 2016) – The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and Coconino Community College (CCC) boards of directors have entered into a one-year agreement to provide Mountain Line transit passes to all CCC students and employees. This pilot program, which will end on August 31, 2017, is the innovative solution that…

Flagstaff voters approve Proposition 411, Mountain Line funding continues

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (November 8, 2016) – The results of the November 8 general election have been tabulated, and Flagstaff voters have approved a continuation of the Mountain Line transit tax through 2030, with 71 percent of voters in support. The current transit tax sunsets in 2020, and Flagstaff City Council voted to put Proposition 411…

NAIPTA and North Country Launch Two New Vanpools

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (February 18, 2016) – North Country HealthCare is the first employer to sign up for the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority’s (NAIPTA) new commuter vanpool program, taking delivery of two vehicles this week. While an employee-initiated vanpool of pharmacists traveling between Flagstaff and the Winslow Indian Health Center has been going for…

NAIPTA named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 17, 2015) – The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 1,090 visionary businesses from across the country. With the announcement of 43 new and renewing BFBs, NAIPTA joins a cutting-edge group of more than…

NAIPTA Recognized as Best Public Transportation System in the U.S.

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) was recognized with the highest honor a transit system can receive, winning the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2013 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. This award, which is in the category of providing fewer than four million passenger trips annually, marks the first time NAIPTA has…

Erika Mazza Named NAIPTA Deputy General Manager

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (October 19, 2015) – Erika Mazza has been tapped to fill the newly-created Deputy General Manager position at the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA). Mazza most recently served as NAIPTA’s Interim General Manager while CEO & General Manager Jeff Meilbeck took a leave of absence to step in as the City…

NAIPTA receives $2.8 million in grant funding for facility expansion

With the receipt of a $2.8 million grant, NAIPTA has secured all of the necessary funding for a facility expansion project that will accommodate future growth as ridership and demand for transit services in Flagstaff increases. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) announced this week that NAIPTA successfully applied for and received $2,825,453 in Federal…

NAIPTA adding amenities to accommodate growing ridership

On the heels of recording the highest-ever month of transit ridership, the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) are investing in Flagstaff’s transit future by adding amenities for this growing ridership. NAIPTA saw a record ridership of more than 210,000 trips in October 2013, also marking only…