Category Archives: Rider Alert

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.

Routes 19 & 215 detour through end of year

Detours are in place for Routes 19 and 215 through January 1. Please see adjusted route information and stop closure below and plan accordingly. You can find all current rider alerts on our website under the Trip Planner or on the Omnitrans mobile app.

Route 19 Eastbound

  • From M Street
  • Left – Mt. Vernon
  • Right – 10 Freeway (East)
  • Merge right – 215 (South)
  • Exit Washington
  • Left – Washington
  • Right- Santo Antonio
  • Right – Mt. Vernon
  • Left – Washington
  • Continue Route

Route 19 Westbound – (Stop closure #5199)

  • From Mt. Vernon and Centerpoint
  • Left – Santo Antonio
  • Left – Washington
  • Right – 215 Freeway (North)
  • Merge onto 10 Freeway (West)
  • Exit Sperry
  • Left Sperry/Valley
  • Left Mt. Vernon
  • Right – M Street
  • Continue Route

Route 215 Northbound

  • From Mt. Vernon & Centerpoint
  • Left – Santo Antonio
  • Left – Washington
  • Merge onto 215 Freeway (North)
  • Continue Route

Route 215 Southbound

  • From 215 Freeway
  • Exit Washington
  • Left – Washington
  • Right – Santo Antonio
  • Right Mt. Vernon
  • Continue Route

June 7th detours due to Fontana Days Run

Due to multiple street closures in downtown Fontana for the 59th anuual Fontana Days Run on Saturday, June 7th, Omnitrans routes serving areas between Summit and Merrill will detour from Sierra Avenue that day.

Click here for turn by turn detour information for Routes 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 61, 66, 67 and 82. These detours will be in effect from  6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Fontana Transfer Center will be open during the event.  

Check NexTrip for live bus arrival prediction times.

New: Omnitrans Rider Alerts Page

Looking for current detours taking place on your route?

Simply click the Rider Alert link beneath the Trip Planner on the Omnitrans home page for a completely list of all detours.

The database is easy to sort by Route, date or city, so you can quickly locate the information you need. Click here to try it for yourself!

We are also working on a mobile-friendly version of these Rider Alerts that will be added to our Omnitrans phone app within the next several weeks, so stay tuned!

Triathlon detours for Routes 5 and 7

On Sunday, June 30, the Sunset Rotary Club of San Bernardino will host the 27th annual TINMAN triathlon & 5K at Cal State University in San Bernardino as a fundraiser benefit for local high school scholarships. The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 9:00 a.m. No traffic will be allowed on North Park between Electric and University.  Omnitrans Routes 5 & 7 will detour as follows.

Route #5 Northbound

  • From 48th / Little Mountain
  • Continue- on 48th Street
  • Right on Kendall
  • Right on University

Route #5 Southbound

  • From Cal State
  • Continue on University
  • Left on Kendall
  • Left on 48th Street
  • Continue route

Route #7 Northbound

  • From Electric
  • Left on 48th Street
  • Right on Kendall
  • Right on University

Route #7 Southbound

  • From Cal State
  • Continue on University
  • Left on Kendall
  • Left on 48th Street
  • Right on Electric
  • Continue route

Route 9 Detour scheduled for Redlands

The City of Redlands is working on a construction project on Brookside, eastbound, between San Mateo and Center.  The project begins on Monday June 17th and will continue anywhere from 7 – 40 days. Stop closures, detour and map information are listed below. The detour is for eastbound Route 9 only. Westbound buses will follow normal routing.

ROUTE 9 EASTBOUND STOP CLOSURES

  • #6955 Brookside & San Mateo
  • #6956 Brookside & Brookdale
  • #6957 Brookside & Ash

The closest alternative stops are #6954 Brookside & Lakeside and #6958 Brookside & Center

ROUTE 9 DETOUR – EASTBOUND

  •  From Brookside – eastbound only
  • Right on San Mateo
  • Left on Olive
  • Left on Center
  • Resume normal route

 

Rialto detours scheduled June 7 & 8

The Run Watcha Brung Car Show takes place in downtown Rialto on Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th. Due to this event, Routes 14 and 22 will be on detour. See detour information and maps for each route below.

Route 14 will detour from travel along  Foothill Blvd. between  Riverside and Acacia Avenues to travel on Etiwanda Avenue.  Effective Friday, June 7th, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 Route 22 will detour from travel along Riverside Avenue between Merrill and Foothill to travel on Sycamore.  Effective Saturday, June 8th, 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.