Category Archives: Rider Alert

Route 61 detours for NASCAR events this weekend

Fontana will be abuzz with excitement this weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series return to the Auto Club Speedway, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Due to these events, Route 61 will be detouring on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Ontario and Fontana. Read ahead for the temporary detour route:

Route 61 eastbound from Ontario Mills

  • Left on Milliken Ave.
  • Right on I-10 EB
  • Exit Citrus Ave.
  • Left on Citrus Ave.
  • Right on San Bernardino Ave.
  • Resume regular route

Route 61westbound from San Bernardino Ave./Citrus Ave.

  • Left on Citrus Ave.
  • Right on  I-10 WB
  • Exit Milliken Ave.
  • Left on Milliken Ave.
  • Right on Ontario Mills
  • Resume regular route

Please plan ahead if you are traveling during this temporary detour as bus stops along the regular route will be affected. Have a great weekend and thank you for riding Omnitrans!

Routes 8, 15, and 19 detouring on Sunday, March 5

Be aware of upcoming detours along Routes 8, 15, and 19 on Sunday, March 5, 2017 due to the Run Through Redlands 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. Redlands Blvd. will be closed for the event between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and as such, the three Omnitrans routes will  reroute temporarily, as follows:

Route 8
Eastbound from Texas St.:

  • Right on Oriental Ave.
  • Left on Eureka St.
  • Right on Pearl Ave.
  • Right on Orange St.
  • Right on Redlands Blvd.
  • Right on Eureka St.
  • Right on Pearl Ave.
  • Left on Orange St.

Westbound from Orange St.:

  • Right on Redlands Blvd.
  • Right on Eureka St.
  • Left on Oriental Ave.
  • Left on Texas St.
  • Resume route

Route 15
Eastbound from Orange St.:

  • Right on Redlands Blvd.
  • Resume route

Westbound from Redlands Blvd.:

  • Right on Eureka St.
  • Left on Pearl Ave.
  • Left on Orange St.

Route 19
Eastbound from Brookside Ave.:

  • Left on Center St.
  • Right on Oriental Ave.
  • Left on Eureka St.
  • Right on Pearl Ave.
  • Right on Orange St.
  • Right on Redlands Blvd.
  • Right on Eureka St.
  • Right on Colton Ave.
  • Right on Church St.
  • Left on Citrus Ave.

Westbound from Redlands Blvd.:

  • Right on Eureka St.
  • Left on Oriental Ave.
  • Left on Texas St.
  • Right on Brookside Ave.

Bus detours in Chino on Saturday, February 4

Due to the Russ Miller Memorial 5K Run and Community Walk in Chino on Saturday, February 4, 2017, four Omnitrans routes will temporarily detour from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m.

The affected routes and changes are:

Southbound Route 81

  • Continue straight past Central
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse northbound

Southbound Route 83

  • From Central and Edison
  • Left on Edison
  • Right on Monte Vista
  • Right on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse northbound

Southbound Route 84

  • From Mountain and Riverside
  • Right on Riverside
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse northbound

Southbound Route 85

  • From Central and Riverside
  • Right on Riverside
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse northbound

Southbound Route 88

  • From Riverside
  • Right on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse northbound

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!

2016 Holiday Season Bus Schedule

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The holiday season is upon us! As you plan your travel this season, keep in mind that Omnitrans buses will not be in service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th. Bus service will resume on Monday, December 26th. Our administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 26th to observe the holiday.

The following week, buses will not be in service on Sunday, January 1st, 2017 for New Year’s Day, and will resume on Monday, January 2nd. Our administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 2nd.

Thank you for joining us along for the ride in 2016, our 40th year of service! Omnitrans wishes you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.

For all the latest info & news, plus real-time bus arrival times via NexTrip, download the official Omnitrans mobile app for FREE on the iTunes app store or Google Play!

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.

Omnitrans Proposes Service Change to Route 215

Omnitrans is proposing a service change for early next year – and we want your feedback! The service changes would affect Freeway Express Route 215, which connects passengers between San Bernardino and Riverside with limited stops. Due to the closing of the Riverside Transit Center, plans are to reroute Route 215 to serve the Downtown Riverside Metrolink Station on Vine Street. The map below illustrates these changes:

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To gather public comment, Omnitrans staff will be at the San Bernardino Transit Center on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., near the Route 215 and 290 stops. In addition to the proposed changes, we will be listening to your feedback on all Omnitrans services, with specific focus on the recently implemented mid-day Route 290 service.

If approved, the Route 215 change would become effective on January 8, 2017 to coincide with Riverside Transit’s (RTA) transit center closure.

The San Bernardino Transit Center is located at 599 W Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92410.