Category Archives: Promotion

Omnitrans merchandise now on sale!

This spring, travel in style with Omnitrans transit essentials on sale now, only at the San Bernardino Transit Center! By popular demand, we’re making it easier to get around town using our system with Omnitrans swag to enhance your experience.

Items include: reusable sbX Tote Bags, Omnitrans Ear Buds, Omnitrans Refillable Water Bottles, and 40th Anniversary Commemorative Drawstring Backpacks. 

Stay hydrated on a warm day while listening to your favorite tunes with Omnitrans refillable water bottles and standard plug earbuds.

Carry your items after a shopping trip or your books to class with the sbX tote bag.

For a more casual approach, carry your items in our commemorative 40th anniversary drawstring bag, complete with a mesh water bottle pocket.

Items may be purchased at the customer service window for the prices listed below:

  • sbX Tote Bag: $4
  • Omnitrans Ear Buds: $5.00
  • Omnitrans Refillable Drinking Bottle: $3.50
  • 40th Anniversary Commemorative Drawstring Bag: $5.00

The San Bernardino Transit Center is located 599 W. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401. Customer service hours are 7:00 am-6:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am-5:00 pm weekends.

Purchase Your Omnitrans Commemorative Toy Bus!

Due to popular demand, we are now selling commemorative Omnitrans toy buses while supplies last! The buses were created to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and are custom designed to replicate our newer bus model. The plastic buses are 9” long and can be used as a toy or displayed in your home or office desk as a collector’s item.

This hot commodity is going fast! To obtain yours today, please visit our Omnitrans Store online, or purchase them in person for $10 at the San Bernardino Transit Center or our administrative office main lobby located at 1700 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411.

Give to the 2016 Spark of Love Toy Drive!

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Every child deserves to have a delightful and happy holiday season, and you can have a part in making that happen by joining Omnitrans for this year’s ABC7/Southern California Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive!

We’ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys for under-served children in our local communities on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Mathis Brothers Furniture! They are located at 4105 Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario, CA 91764. The annual Stuff-A-Bus event will take place from 5am-6pm. Last year, our community came together and stuffed nine buses full with toys for our San Bernardino County children! In addition to supporting a great cause, you can enjoy music, treats, take a look at the ABC7’s news copter, and say hello to Santa at the event!

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An Omnitrans bus at the 2015 Stuff A Bus event.

Can’t make it out to the event? You can still spread the holiday cheer! We will be collecting toy drop-offs through Thursday, December 8th at our main office lobby in San Bernardino, and at the San Bernardino Transit Center.

You may also stop by any local fire station to drop off your toy, or donate monetarily online. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children. Click here to donate online!

Omnitrans’ administrative offices are located at 1700 W. Fifth Street San Bernardino, CA 92411. The San Bernardino Transit Center is located at 599 W. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401. For hours of operation please click here.

Omnitrans Offers Free Rides for Vets on Veterans Day

To honor our veterans on Veterans Day, Omnitrans is offering free rides to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 11, 2016. It is our way of saluting those individuals who have contributed to protecting our nation’s freedom.

To ride, veterans simply present an ID card indicating their retired military status upon boarding any of Omnitrans’ vehicles including sbX, Freeway Express, OmniGo community shuttles, and our local fixed-route buses. Accepted forms of ID include those issued by US Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs, San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Since January 2015, Omnitrans has offered rides at a reduced fare for the approximate 79,000 veterans living in the San Bernardino Valley. Required methods of proof of eligibility for such fare discount include:

  • County of San Bernardino Military Veterans ID card
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs ID card
  • Department of Defense retired ID card, or
  • A transit agency Veterans ID card

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for the San Bernardino County Military Veterans ID card, please click here to apply online.

Celebrate With Us As Omnitrans Turns 40!

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You only turn 40 once, and we are making it count! Since first starting out in 1976, Omnitrans has traveled nearly 300 million miles in the San Bernardino Valley – that’s the equivalent of three round trips around Mars! More importantly, however, we have connected with our community along the ride and have been part of many people’s lives. Be sure to follow us on social media to be part of all the fun as we celebrate this accomplishment all month long!

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Customer Appreciation Days
Reaching our 40th anniversary is a significant milestone that would not have been possible without you – our customers – and we would like to show our gratitude. We will be hanging out at our West Valley transit centers (Chino, Montclair, Ontario) the morning of Monday, October 17th and at our East Valley transit centers (Fontana, San Bernardino) on Tuesday, October 18th with a commemorative 40th Anniversary giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on! Swing by, say hi and grab one while they last.

40th Anniversary Sweepstakes
Forty years…forty prizes! Enter our 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to be one of our randomly selected winners. Simply visit the sweepstakes entry page*, fill out the form completely, and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win. Prizes include Farmer Boys and movie gift cards, commemorative items, and a grand prize of $400 on a Visa gift card, plus a whole year’s worth of Omnitrans passes – a deal that beats even our original bus fare of $.25 per ride!

*Paper entries are available and accepted at the San Bernardino Transit Center customer service and Omnitrans administration office desks.

40 Years of Omnitrans Trivia Contests
Join us as we look back on our accomplishments! Omnitrans has achieved many things in the last 40 years, including several 1st Place Safety Awards from the National Safety Council, and we want to celebrate with you and a good old game of trivia! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and each Monday for the rest of October we will have a new trivia question for you. All who answer correctly will be entered into a weekly drawing on Fridays for a chance to win a $40 Visa gift card!

Last Call for Memories
In 40 years, Omnitrans has grown from 29 vehicles to a fleet of 275 buses and 34 routes! That is a lot of rides that transcend generations, so tell us: do you have a fond memory of Omnitrans? Share your story and photo(s) by e-mailing onlinemktg@omnitrans.org. You may also post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #OmniTurns40. Selected stories and photos will be featured as part of our celebration this month.

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Thanking veterans with a free ride

U.S military veterans will receive free bus rides on Veterans Day. It’s our way of saying thank you to those who have served this country to protect our freedom.

Veterans simply need to show retired military ID when boarding any Omnitrans route including the sbX rapid line, 215 freeway express, 25 local bus routes, or 5 OmniGo community shuttle routes. Acceptable veteran IDs include those issued by the US Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs and  San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs. For more information on veteran IDs, click here.

All of us at Omnitrans are proud to support our veteran community. sbX coach operator Rachel Tripp expresses it best.

sbX coach operator Rachel Tripp picking up veterans at the VA hospital station

“It feels good to pull in to the station and see the veterans come on board,” says Rachel. “Many of them have been through so much with everything they’ve seen and experienced. A lot them are still going through rough times, trying to find jobs or struggling with homelessness. They have done so much for all of us. It’s a great honor for me to pick them up and give them good service. It’s a small way I can express my own gratitude and show my respect.”

This Veterans Day we salute all of our veterans, who are such an integral part of our local community,.

Veteran at VA hospital station by photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

Big Bear resident and Navy veteran Michael Johnson uses MARTA, Omnitrans and sbX to get to his doctor appointments at the VA hospital in Loma Linda.

Vets and friends Marvin and Ed help teach art skills to other veterans at the VA hospital.

Omnitrans veteran by photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

Veteran holds his Omnitrans “Proud Veteran” button at the VA hospital station.

Veteran takes his seat on board the sbX BRT Green Line.

Dump the Pump Day to feature KGGI radio celebrities, prize drawing & free bus passes

GET A FREE OMNITRANS BUS PASS FOR JUNE 19TH!
Download the Omnitrans app or visit our website at www.omnitrans.org for a coupon redeemable for a free day pass valid on Thursday, June 19th. Use your free pass to ride any Omnitrans fixed route bus, OmniGo buses and even the new sbX Green Line! The Omnitrans app is available from Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.

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ENTER THE DUMP THE PUMP PRIZE PACK PRIZE DRAWING!
Register  on KGGI 99.1  for your chance to win an Omnitrans Dump the Pump prize pack that includes:
  • 1 31-Day Omnitrans bus pass
  • 2 Baker’s “Be My Guest” cards which includes; double baker, large french fries and a large drink
  • 4 tickets to Splash Kingdom (Redlands)
  • 4 tickets to SkyTown (Redlands)
  • 4 tickets to IE 66er’s  Baseball
  • 4 $2 OFF Jamba Juice ( Tippecanoe and North Pointe)
  • 1 30-day pass to LA Fitness (Hospitality Lane location)

MEET KGGI CELEBRITIES AT LOMA LINDA PARK & RIDE
Join  radio station 99.1 KGGI’s Diana Wehbe as she broadcasts live from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Loma Linda Park and Ride on Dump the Pump Day, Thursday, June 19th.

The Loma Linda Park & Ride is located on Anderson St. between Redlands Blvd. and Court St., on the west side of the street.

DJ Kid Jay will be at Marshall & E St. at 12:00 for an sbX ride-along! He’ll be climbing aboard sbX to travel to the Civic Center Station where he’ll hang out with our riders before heading back on his return trip. Dump the Pump Day has never been this much fun! Don’t miss it!