Hot weather safety tips for bus riders

omnitrans coach operator Debra Molloy

With summer heating up, it’s important that public transit riders take extra precautions to stay hydrated and cool.  Below are a few travel tips and a list of local cooling centers that can help.

Start your day fully hydrated. Always carry water with you and drink it regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid liquids containing a high amount of sugar or caffeine. Cold water is your best choice for keeping cool. Try freezing a water bottle the night before to carry with you the next day.

Protect your skin by wearing a good sunscreen. Preventing direct sunlight from hitting your head can help you stay cool. Create your own shade by using a small umbrella or wearing a hat. 

Wear lightweight, light colored clothing to help ventilate the body and block the sun. Avoid non-breathing synthetic clothing which can trap heat and cause you to overheat.

Try to plan your travel for early morning or in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Use NexTrip real time bus arrival info to reduce wait times at the bus stop.

Local Cooling Centers:

Ruben Campos Community Center – 909-384-5421
1717 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Monday-Thursday  10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Anthony Munoz Community Center:  909-933-3596
1240 West 4th Street, Ontario, CA 91761
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Routes 61, 65 and 80

Bloomington Branch Library:  909-877-1453
10145 Orchard Street, Bloomington, CA 92346
Monday, Tuesday 12:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Route 19

Carter Branch Library:  909-854-4100 ext. 28148
2630 N. Linden Avenue, Rialto, CA 92377
Monday–Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Route 22

Rialto Senior Center:  909-877-9706
1411 S. Riverside Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
Monday-Thursday  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Served by Routes 19 and 22

Chino Hills James S. Thalman Branch Library:  909-590-5380
14020 City Hall Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Monday–Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Served by Routes 365

Chino Senior Center:  909-591-9836
13170 Central Avenue, Chino, CA  91710
Monday-Saturday 8:00 – 8:00
Sunday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Routes 65 and 68

City of Fontana – Jack Bulik Teen Center:  909-349-6983
16581 Filbert Street, Fontana, CA 92335
Monday-Friday  3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Served by Route 20

City of Upland – Magnolia Recreation Center:  909-931-4100
651 West 15th Street, Upland, CA 91786
Monday-Friday  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday  8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Served by Routes 66 and 67

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