How to redeem your free ride coupon Oct. 5-9


Celebrate Rideshare Week with a free ride from Omnitrans October 5-9!

You can get your free ride coupon on the Omnitrans app or print the PDF version from our website. The offer is good on Omnitrans fixed route service, Freeway Express Routes 215 and 290, OmniGo and sbX.  It is NOT good on Access.

Here’s the scoop on what you need to know.

To redeem your mobile app coupon:

  • Download the free Omnitrans app to your mobile device from Google Play or the iPhone App Store.
  • Show the digital coupon to your coach operator to receive a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day.
  • One coupon is allowed per person; each rider needs a coupon
  • You may use one coupon each day of the promotion.

To redeem your print coupon:

  • Print the PDF coupon from the Omnitrans website. (We will not supply any print coupons.)
  • Both color and black and white versions of the coupon are accepted.
  • The coupon MUST be cut out to be used—no flyers may be used.
  • When the coupon is placed into the bills slot of the fare box, a day pass will be issued good for unlimited rides that day.
  • One coupon is allowed per person; each rider needs a coupon
  • You may use one coupon each day of the promotion.


Omnitrans offers more than just a job


HR Clerk Lourdes Sandoval

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Omnitrans offers a variety of rewarding positions, from management to marketing, operations to planning, procurement and more. As a leading employer in the San Bernardino Valley, we offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including:

  • PERS Retirement Plan
  • Credit Unions
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Health & Dental Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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Mark Crosby, Security & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Did you know that Omnitrans has its own Toastmasters club? The Rolling Thunder Toastmasters club was chartered in 2011 to encourage employees  to enhance their communication and leadership skills. Its members have successfully competed in both district and national competitions. It’s proven to be a dynamic way for people in the agency to get to know each other while  polishing their public speaking abilities at the same time.

Employees also have the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Action Program (LAP). During this 6-month program, each participant works on a project of their choosing, with the potential to improve a process or generate significant savings for Omnitrans. The participants thoroughly research their projects and present their findings to the executive leadership team for possible implementation. This year, the combined projects have the potential to save the agency more than $2 million per year!


Ross Hrinko, Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Omnitrans is committed to supporting the health of its employees. The agency sponsors an employee Wellness Program, an annual health fair and a monthly Wellness Minute newsletter. Many staff members have formed daily walking groups and take advantage of the free, on-premises gym. Last year, one employee shared the story of how a Wellness Fair health screening led her to discover she had diabetes, high blood pressure, and a benign tumor in the frontal lobe of her brain. It inspired her to switch to a healthier lifestyle and start a friendly weight loss competition with her friends at work.

If you’d like to learn more about Omnitrans and open job positions, please visit  the Careers page on our website. There, you can also opt in to receive job notifications by email.  If you’re a qualified applicant with a great work ethic and positive outlook, searching for a long term career, we’d love to hear from you.

Mae and team

The Omnitrans Finance Department


Omnitrans FREE ride coupon & rideshare prizes

Beat the traffic, help the environment and save money at the same time! Celebrate Rideshare Week (October 5th – 9th) with these special offers.

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Girl band from the San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop at the SBTC

It’s the perfect time to try out the bus for free! Stay tuned for the Omnitrans free ride coupon, coming soon to our mobile app and website in early October. Here’s how it will work:

Omnitrans free ride couponMobile App Coupon: Download the Omnitrans app to your mobile device and click the coupon tab for your digital coupon. Show the coupon to the driver of any Omnitrans, sbX or OmniGo bus that you board between October 5th through 9th, and the driver will issue you a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day. Digital app coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

PDF Print Coupon:  Download and print the Omnitrans free ride coupon from our website. Show the coupon to the driver of any Omnitrans, sbX or OmniGo bus that you board between October 5th through 9th, and the driver will issue you a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day.  Print coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

IE Commuter  is your one-stop phone and web service for transportation information in Southern California’s Inland Empire. It’s a great place to learn about Rideshare and the benefits of using sustainable transportation such as riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, and telecommuting.

Riding the bus between October 5th and 9th? You could win hotel stays, gift cards and other fabulous prizes from IE5 Commuter!   Simply sign up at IE Commuter and make your rideshare pledge today.

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CSUSB students head back to school with Go Smart


Yesterday was the first day of classes at Cal State University, and the Omnitrans team was there to talk with students about Go Smart

With the Go Smart program, CSUSB students with a valid student ID can get unlimited rides on any Omnitrans fixed route, sbX, or Freeway Express service. Funding for the program comes from student fees and administrative sources.

If you’ve ever tried to find campus parking, you know that feeling of endlessly circling the lots desperately searching for an open space near your class. Purchasing a permit can also be pricey on a student budget. You can expect to pay $84 to $102 per quarter.

parking2Would you rather commute this way?       

IMG_3499                 Or would you rather ride free this way?

The Omnitrans/sbX bus station on campus features beautiful landscapes, art and modern shelters where you can relax while you wait for the bus to arrive. Our sbX rapid transit service, which runs from Palm and Kendall to the Loma Linda VA hospital, offers free Wi Fi and power outlets for charging your smart devices. Omnitrans Route 2 also travels that between campus and Loma Linda, but makes more frequent stops along the way.

Best of all, Go Smart doesn’t just limit you to bus service to and from class. You can ride the bus for free anytime! That means even bigger savings!


Do you want to combine bike and bus for your daily commute? sbX offers interior bike racks for up to four bicycles, while Omnitrans buses have exterior front-of-bus racks that can accommodate two or three bicycles at a time.

Wondering when the next bus will arrive? Our Omnitrans app includes NexTrip live bus arrival information, Rider Alert detours and stop closures, the Bus Book, Omnitrans news and promotions, as well as links to the our website and social media. The app is a free download from Google Play or the App Store.

Need more convincing? Here’s what one Cal State Senior had to say about the Omnitrans Go Smart program.

Join us for the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

buster 66Don’t miss the fun with Buster and Old Blue, our fully restored 1958 vintage GMC transit coach, at the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion September 18-20 in Ontario!

This annual event is free to the public. It encompasses approximately twenty-two city blocks with cars and hot rodders parking and cruising for three days along the streets of downtown Ontario, California.

This family friendly event is located on Euclid Avenue and the downtown streets near the City of Ontario Towne Square, Ovitt Family Community Library, and Ontario City Hall located at 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA 91764.

Our booth will be in the parking lot just north of Wells Fargo Bank on Euclid between C and D Streets, so come on by and say hi. Last year The Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion proved to be a huge success with over 200,000 car enthusiasts and spectators!

Detours for Routes 80, 83 & 86 will be in effect during this event, along with several stop closures. See below for details.

Route 80 Southbound
From Holt & Campus
Left on Campus
Left on D Street
Left on Sultana
Route 80 Northbound
Left on Holt
Resume regular route
Route 80 Stop Closures
5912, 7910
Route 83 Southbound
Left on 6th
Right on Sultana
Right on Holt
Left on Euclid
Resume regular route
Route 83 Northbound
Right on Holt
Left on Sultana
Left on 6th
Right on Euclid
Resume regular route
Route 83 Stop Closures
7911, 8123, 7140, 7141, 7241, 7142, 7143,7238, 7239, 7240, 7241, 7242, 7243, 7779
Route 86 Northbound
From Campus & Holt
Turn right on 4th Street
Resume regular route
Route 86 Southbound
From Campus & D Street
Do not turn
Instead stay straight
Route 86 Stop Closures
7911 6100 176 7896 8552 7779 7909

Omnitrans buster and old blue

Win a $100 shopping spree in our Instagram photo contest!


Omnitrans is celebrating the opening of the new San Bernardino Transit Center with an Instagram photo contest.

The winner will receive a $100 Inland Center Mall
Shopping Spree and a 31-day bus pass!
 To enter, simply follow these instructions:
  • Follow @Omnitrans on Instagram
  • Instagram a photo taken at the San Bernardino Transit Center and tag it with #mySBTC and @Omnitrans
  • Share your photo on our contest page

You will automatically be entered to win, and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the contest gallery! Entries will be accepted through October 6, 2015.   Click here for rules and contest page!

Overheard during service change week

Passengers board Route 290 Freeway Express

Passengers board Route 290 Freeway Express

Route 290 Freeway Express:

“Nice switchover to the new schedule and new transit center–thanks! I took the first run of #290 from Montclair. The #290 driver drove so smoothly that I had to look up to remember that I was on the freeway. Thank you also for having a customer service representative or manager at Montclair for the start of the #290–it was really reassuring since the bus stop sign only went up recently, it was dark, and there were few people around. You run a good operation, and I’m grateful.”

“Omnitrans is saving my life. I work in LA. By taking Route 290 and Foothill Transit, I’ll be saving almost $200 per month commuting by bus vs. riding the Metrolink!”

“I rode Route 290, and it was nice. Fifteen minutes flat from TC to my door. Same time as driving, light years ahead of Route 1. 10/10, would ride again.”


First buses of the morning arrive at the San Bernardino Transit Center

The San Bernardino Transit Center:

“It’s been so hot this week, and you know a lot of the stops don’t have places to sit or shade you can stand in. It’s hard, especially when you have kids with you. Here we can sit inside and be cool. The water fountains help too. We’ve already filled up our water bottles again for the ride home.”

Dad and son enjoy ice cream sandwiches while waiting for their bus to arrive at the SBTC

Dad and son enjoy ice cream sandwiches while waiting for their bus to arrive at the SBTC

“I really like the new transit center–what a huge difference from 4th and F! It’s nice to have something like this in San Bernardino. I hope people don’t ruin it.”

Mom and boys wait for their bus at San Bernardino Transit Center

Mom and boys wait for their bus at San Bernardino Transit Center

“It’s almost more like an airport than a transit center. I like that the arrivals are displayed on screens so you can see when your bus is coming. There seens to be pretty good security here too–I saw a guy in a security vest biking around outside. I wish all the transit center were like this.”


Fixed Route Buses:

“Route 85…one of the many new routes and I love it. As a reminder, you can ride Route 85 and stay out of the heat if you need to catch Route 66. I saw a mother and her young daughter do this today and get off at Elm Ave and Foothill Blvd. Way to go Omnitrans!”

“I enjoyed being an ambassador today. Yesterday I had a lady mad as could be about the change to Route 80 and having to pay two fares. No matter what I said she was just mad.  Today that same lady today came up and thanked me. She was able to get home 20 minutes earlier even though she had to take a second bus. She also looked into my suggestion about purchasing a 31-day pass and found it  saved her money over how she was traveling before the change.”

Family waits for their bus at the San Bernardino Transit Center

Family waits for their bus at the San Bernardino Transit Center