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Guide to May 2017 Service Changes, Ride Route 208 for FREE!

It’s time to get out and have some fun in the sun! The May 2017 Bus Book is here, with all-new service enhancements to help you make this a great summer!

Kicking off on May 1, 2017, Omnitrans is proud to introduce the brand new Freeway Express Route 208, connecting Yucaipa to San Bernardino! Ride Route 208 for FREE during May 1-5 and check it out for yourself!

The weekday, peak-hour service route begins at the Yucaipa Transit Center with limited stops at:

  • 10th and Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa
  • Yucaipa Blvd. and Sand Canyon Rd./14th St.
  • Redlands Mall
  • Hunts and Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino Transit Center

Map & schedule below. Click here to view enlarged .PDF file.

New Freeway Express Route 208 – Map

New Freeway Express Route 208 – Schedule

Minor time adjustments have been made to other Omnitrans routes, as listed below. Please refer to the new May Bus Book (click here for a preview!) and Trip Planner online before traveling on May 1st.

Service changes effective May 1, 2017:

Route 2:  Time adjustments have been made for  improved transfers at the San Bernardino Transit Center.

Route 61:  A new timepoint has been added at Holt and Ramona, replacing the timepoint at Holt & Mills to improve transfers to Route 88.

Route 80:  Runtime adjustments have been made to and from the Ontario Airport.

Route 88:  A new timepoint has been added at Ramona and Holt to improve transfers to Route 61.

Route 208:  New Freeway Express Service, from Yucaipa to San Bernardino, with limited stops in Yucaipa, Redlands and San Bernardino.

Route 365: A new timepoint at Fairfield Ranch and Central has been added.  Timepoints at Los Serranos and Rincon have been eliminated.

More weekend service has been added to Routes 1 and 61 on weekends, and Route 215 on Sunday.  Additional PM trips have also been added to Route 14 on Sunday.

Minor changes:

Weekdays:  Routes  8, 61, 85, 88,  215, 290, 365.

Saturday: Routes 1, 2, 11, 19, 20, 61, 80, 81, 88, and 365.

Sunday:  Routes 1, 2, 14, 61, 80, 88, 215 and 365.

Guide to January 2017 Service Changes

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The new year will welcome Omnitrans riders with new service enhancements and more connectivity! Beginning on Sunday, January 8th, Route 215 customers can expect changes implemented by Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) as part of a project that will introduce new and upgraded bus stops at more than 20 central locations. The project is designed to deliver world-class service to popular destinations as the Riverside area continues to grow and expand.

The existing Riverside Downtown Terminal will shut down and Route 215, our Freeway Express route traveling from the San Bernardino Transit Center to Downtown Riverside, will make adjustments to better serve our riders traveling to the area. The new stop for Route 215 will be located at University and Lemon, with one additional connecting stop at the Metrolink Station in Downtown Riverside on Vine Street (see map below). This change will be effective on Sunday, January 8th

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Additional adjustments to local Omnitrans routes go into effect on Monday, January 2nd as listed below.

Please refer to the January 2017 Omnitrans Bus Book, which can be previewed online here, for details.

Route 66: Three additional Saturday PM trips have been added.

Route 80: 7:02 AM trip time adjusted for Vineyard Jr. High School.

Routes 81, 83, 84, 85 and 88: Improved transfers at Chino Transit Center.

Route 215 Express: New connection to downtown Riverside Metrolink, with a new stop at University and Lemon.

Route 290 Express: Runtime adjustments have been made for transfers at the San Bernardino Transit and Montclair Transit Centers.

Minor changes have also been made to the following routes:

Weekdays: Routes 3, 4, 8, 15, 19, 80, 81, 82, 83, 215 and 365.

Saturday: Routes 83, 84, 85, 88, 215 and 365.

Sunday: Routes 83, 84, 85, 88, 215 and 365.

Please be mindful of multiple service change dates, and be sure to check your schedule before traveling. For real-time bus arrival info, be sure to download the official Omnitrans app, available FREE in the iTunes and Google Play app stores!

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.

Omnitrans September bus book preview

Omnitrans September 2014 bus book

A preview of the Omnitrans September Bus Book is now available for online viewing. Service changes and new fares are effective beginning September 2nd. Print editions of the bus book will be distributed to the buses later this month.

SERVICE CHANGES
For a complete list of service changes by route and a list of commonly asked questions, visit our Guide to September Service Changes.

FARE CHANGES
Beginning September 2nd, Omnitrans fares will increase for the first time in five years. Once the fare change goes into effect, the price of a one-way bus trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 while the 1-day pass rate will rise from $4 to $5.  A 31-day pass will go from $47 to $55.  

Because there will be no change to the actual look of our bus passes, any passes you currently hold will continue to be honored after September 2nd.  There is still time to stock up in advance at the lower price! 

Please note:  The Omnitrans onle store will close on Friday, August 29th for site updates. It will re-open on Tuesday September 2nd with the new fare pricing. Please plan accordingly.

Spring Bus Book and Service Changes

 Omnitrans Spring Bus Book and Service Changes

The Omnitrans Spring Bus Book and service changes are now available online. Look for print editions to be distributed to the buses during the latter part of this month.

NEW SERVICE CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT APRIL 28TH: 

  • The Kendall and Palm stop in San Bernardino will be served by Route 2.
  • CSUSB will be the end of the northern route for Route 7.
  • New sbX bus rapid transit service from the VA in Loma Linda to CSUSB begins! See pg. 18 for sbX route map and service span.

You can view a PDF of the  Omnitrans system map here.

Omnitrans January 2014 bus book now online

SERVICE CHANGES:  Minor time adjustments have been made to the weekday schedules for Routes 14, 20, 67 and 82.  Click below for details.

New Omnitrans app available for Android

What if you could have the Omnitrans website, store, Bus Book, blog stories, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr photos AND NexTrip all rolled into one on your mobile device? Now you can with our new Omnitrans app.

Also featured  are the no service holidays and the customer service number. Everything you need is right at your fingertips.

The Omnitrans app is available now in Google Play for Android-based phones. Interested in an iPhone version? Look for it to arrive later this month in the iTunes store. We also hope to have it released as a Kindle app soon!