Feedback wanted on proposed service changes

Omnitrans proposed service changes

Omnitrans wants your opinion regarding bus service and several proposed changes designed to improve our services. Omnitrans planning staff will be available to receive your comments and discuss service proposals at upcoming meetings.

PROPOSED CHANGES:
Omnitrans seeks to improve the directness of travel and travel times, implement a new Transit Center in San Bernardino, start a peak hour freeway express pilot program on I-10, and make corresponding changes to the Access Service Area. These changes fall into five key areas:

1)  West Valley North-South Routes:
Route proposals focus routes on key north-south corridors instead of crisscrossing. Many routes are renumbered to signify change. Current routes with major changes proposed include 63, 65, 67, 68, 80, 81, 82 and 83.

2)  Downtown San Bernardino Routing for the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC):
The SBTC is scheduled to open September 2015. The SBTC is located at E Street and Rialto Avenue, approximately 0.7 miles from Omnitrans current downtown transfer hub. All local routes that service in downtown San Bernardino (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, & 215) have proposed map changes.

3)  Introduction of Interstate 10 Freeway Express Pilot Program:
Omnitrans proposes implementing Route 290, an AM & PM peak hour service on I-10 with stops at the San Bernardino Transit Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Ontario Mills and Montclair Transit Center.

4)  ADA Access Area Revisions for Proposed Routing:
The Access service area is defined by a ¾-mile area around Omnitrans fixed route service. With the fixed route changes under consideration, there are some minor adjustments that would slightly extend the Access service area.

5)  In-Person Component added to ADA Access Service Eligibility Determination:
Currently, Access applicants submit the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) application and doctor’s verification in writing through the mail. Approximately 30% of applications are not completed within the application timelines. Omnitrans proposes adding an in-person session to the ADA Access application process to enhance the accuracy of the process and ensure that applicants are being matched to the appropriate service.

INFORMATION LINK:

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

HIGHLAND
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers, 27215 Base Line Highland

YUCAIPA
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Yucaipa Transit Center, 34276 Yucaipa Boulevard

Monday, March 23, 2015

MONTCLAIR
7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Montclair Transit Center, 5091 Richton Road

RANCHO CUCAMONGA
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers, 10500 Civic Center Drive

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FONTANA
7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Fontana Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way

SAN BERNARDINO
11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
4th Street Transfer Center (Carousel Mall Side)

SAN BERNARDINO
3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Omnitrans, Large Lobby Conference Room, 1700 W. Fifth Street

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CHINO
8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
City Council Chambers, 13220 Central Avenue

FONTANA
3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Fontana Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RANCHO CUCAMONGA
9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Chaffey College Transit Center (Off College Drive)

ONTARIO
3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
City Hall Community Rooms 1 and 2, 303 East B Street

Friday, March 27, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO
7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
4th Street Transfer Center (Carousel Mall Side)

At these meetings, all interested parties or agencies will be afforded the opportunity to be heard.  The public is welcome at these meetings any time within the specified dates and times to discuss with Omnitrans staff the proposed changes.

Any person or agency may mail comments until Thursday, April 3, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. to the Omnitrans main office located at 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, California 92411 to the attention of the Planning Department.  Comments may also be received by telephone by calling (909) 379-7150 or via email at PublicComment@Omnitrans.Org

10 responses to “Feedback wanted on proposed service changes

  1. Zach Cadwallader

    The route I am mainly active on is route 83 and this is to get to Chaffey in Chino. The suggested changes are effective, however, I hope the schedule will not change, because I get to classes with only 10 minutes to spare, and if it’s any later it could affect my attendance.

    Thank you.

  2. I will be using the Route 290 for sure; I hope my full fare 31-day pass will work on this bus. Foothill Transit charges extra for their Silver Streak.

  3. I use Route 83 to get to work I work at the Home Depot in Chino I get off at Central and College Park and I have to walk 20 minutes from central and Euculyuptus all the way to Ramona. There are times when I have to be at work in the late afternoon so I have to leave 2 hours early just to get to work on time, since in the afternoon the bus drivers are usually late.

  4. Adding 290 would be such a great addition to an already great public transportation service.It would be so convenient, not only for me but for so many other people as well. For business or pleasure it will help. I say move forward with 290.

  5. I ride route 61 to the Ontario Mills Mall to walk to my job which is the TA Truck Stop its a far walk to my job and i have only 10 minutes to spare if i arrive late i get in trouble i suggest you can put a route that stops by the truck stop and warehouses that runs down Milliken Ave thank you.

    Eric Santos Omnitrans customer

  6. Oh i highly suggested that you restore route 71 too.

  7. I love the ideal of adding the route 290. There are times I want to go to Montclair but taking the bus takes too long. I hope in the future it could be a 7 day service like the old route 90. Also I wanted to know since the route 1 will not be going to San Bernardino Metrolink Station which bus will do that. There are a lot of persons in San Bernardino that do take the Metrolink. Please remember those passengers. Other than that I love the new changes to all of the routes.

  8. The change in service to route 81 does not sound promising. It already doesn’t run very often and now I’m going to have to travel even longer on the bus since it will no longer run down Francis…I moved where I did purely based on the bus route. Very disappointing

  9. in downtown san bernardino in a building Telacu. apartments for seniors and would be nice to have a stop please ..

  10. Kathleen Brink

    Pleased that the proposed changes for the 67 do not include truncating as much of the Baseline corridor as were originally thought (at Milliken)! Archibald is perfect for timestop B — banks, many businesses, and the Public Library at Baseline and Archibald! When creating the schedule, I hope that it’s kept in mind that the Eastbound Tripper is intended so that Etiwanda High School kids can arrive to school on time. However, the kids that travel from the east to attend Alta Loma High will be disappointed, as the new route will no longer serve them as well. Omnitrans, please remember that these high school kids are your future riders! Don’t forget their needs.

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