Cast your vote for E Street!

E Street, San Bernardino – after

Our own sbX E Street Corridor is one of five nominated  for a national “Streetsie Award” for Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014.

To cast your vote, head over to Street Blog USA  and check out all the nominees.

We think you’ll agree E Street, San Bernardino has undergone a huge transformation!

E Street, San Bernardino – before

 

Omnitrans holiday bus schedule

Are Omnitrans buses running

All of us at Omnitrans wish you, your family and friends a wonderful holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Planning ahead for the New Year? For a preview of our January 5th Bus Book and service changes, visit our Guide to January Service Changes. 

OMNITRANS HOLIDAY BUS SCHEDULE

  • Dec. 24th – Buses operating; administrative offices closed.
  • Dec. 25th – No buses operating; administrative offices closed.
  • Jan. 1st – No buses operating; administrative offices closed

Omnitrans Guide to January Service Changes

Omnitrans January 2015 Bus Book

Service Changes effective January 5th
Only minor run time changes for the routes listed below.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

New fares for veterans

Effective January 5th,  veterans will be able to ride for 50% off of the regular full fare price. Veterans simply need to show retired military ID when boarding any Omnitrans route to take advantage of the discounted fare. The veterans fare can be used on the sbX rapid line, 215 freeway express, local bus routes, and OmniGo community.

Acceptable veteran IDs include those issued by the County of San Bernardino Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. If you are a veteran and you don’t have one already, Omnitrans encourages you to get a retired military ID. (see right) ID application information for the County of San Bernardino Military Veteran ID card can be found online at http://hss.sbcounty.gov/va or by calling 866-4SB-VETS (866-472-8387).

Free fares for uniformed active military, firefighters and police
Active duty military personnel must wear the appropriate uniform at the time of boarding and present a valid U.S. Unformed Services ID card indicating active service or a Common Access card indicating uniformed services or active duty.

Police and fire personnel must be in full Class A uniform at the time of boarding.

Fontana Parade Detour December 13th

Effective Saturday, Dec. 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Due to the Christmas Parade in downtown Fontana, the Omnitrans bus routes 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 61, 66, 67 & 82  serving Sierra Ave. between Upland and Merrill Ave. will detour. See map below.

Turn-by-turn detour details are available in the Rider Alerts section of our website or on the Omnitrans mobile app.

 

Local Vets encouraged to get military I.D. cards in preparation for new Veterans fare

In appreciation of the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces, Omnitrans is honored to offer veterans a new discounted fare and bus passes beginning January 5, 2015. The new Veterans fare will be accepted on all Omnitrans routes including the sbX rapid line, 215 freeway express, 25 local bus routes, and 5 OmniGo community shuttle routes. It is not valid for Access ADA curb-to-curb service.

VETERAN FARE PRICES

Veterans will be able to purchase veteran passes for 50% less than the full fare. The cost of the new veteran passes will be:

  • Cash $0.75
  • Day Pass $2.25
  • 7-Day Pass $8.00
  • 31-Day Pass $27.50.

DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY WITH PROPER I.D.

Retired military

Under the new policy, veterans are required to show a valid Veterans ID card while boarding in order to receive discounted fare. Acceptable ID cards include:

County Veteran ID cards are available at the Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino offices of Veterans Affairs free of charge.

Active duty military

Active duty military personnel may ride Omnitrans buses for free, excluding Access curb-to-curb service. They must wear the appropriate uniform at the time of boarding and present a valid U.S. Unformed Services ID card indicating active service or a Common Access card indicating uniformed services or active duty.

Australians try out Omnitrans coach simulator

Omnitrans coach simulator

A team from Advanced Training Systems in Melbourne, Australia were given a tour of the Omnitrans training facilities today by Omnitrans Fleet Safety and Training Supervisor Don Frazier.  Advanced Training Systems is a safety company hired by corporations to mitigate hazards and reduce costs associated with these incidents, much like  our ATAP committee here at Omni.

The group was joined by Enrique Mar of Oceanside, the developer of our new, in-house coach simulator system, who treated them to a hands-on demonstration. Enrique set up several scenarios with various challenges for our visitors to overcome, from glare or rain on the windshield, jaywalking pedestrians, aggressive drivers, busy streets and obstacle courses.

Our Australian friends had a wonderful time and were extremely impressed with our facility and the simulator, which will be used to train Omnitrans coach operators and help prepare them for challenging driving situations.

 

Spark of Love Toy Drive

Omnitrans and Buster join Santa and Southland Fire Fighters, along with  ABC7 to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season.

The 20th Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive “Stuff a Bus” Event will take place on Friday, December 5th between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Mathis Bros. Furniture at 4105 E. Inland Empire Blvd. in Ontario.

The “Spark of Love” Toy Drive collects new, unwrapped toys and games for underserved children throughout Southern California. All toys collected in San Bernardino County will stay local, and be distributed to kids in surrounding communities.

Community members can participate by bringing a toy to the “Stuff a Bus” event,  or they may drop off a toy at any local fire station. Those wishing to make a monetary donation may do so at https://www.calfund.org/sparkoflove.  Contributions will go towards buying toys or sports equipment for children.

To learn more, visit http://abc7.com/family/spark-of-love-toy-drive-2014/335666/ or call (818) 863-7777.