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Omnitrans Seeks Input on Future BRT Line and Freeway Express Expansion

Omnitrans is holding a series of public meetings in April to gather public feedback on proposals for additional freeway express service in 2016-2017 and the future West Valley Connector bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

sbX bus

WEST VALLEY CONNECTOR BRT

Similar to the sbX green line BRT launched in San Bernardino and Loma Linda in 2014, the West Valley Connector would offer: weekday service every 10 to 15 minutes, stations spaced at one mile to a half mile apart, transit signal priority, and enhanced stations with benches, trash cans, lighting, real time bus arrival signs, security cameras and emergency phones.

The proposed 25-mile long line would travel through Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair and Pomona, connecting major activity centers such as Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Victoria Gardens, Ontario Mills, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario Airport and multiple Metrolink commuter rail stations. Details available online at: West Valley Connector Info.

West Valley Connector Meetings

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4-7 PM at Ontario Senior Center
225 East B St. Ontario 91764

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4-7 PM at Purpose Church
601 N. Garey Ave., Rm. H100, Pomona 91768

Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 AM-2 PM at Terra Vista Farmer’s Market
10808 E. Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4-7 PM at Fontana Women’s Club
16880 Seville Ave., Fontana 92335

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4-7 PM at Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito St., Montclair 91763

Buster with Route 290 Freeway Expressbus

FREEWAY EXPRESS

Omnitrans is proposing a new weekday-only, peak-hour freeway express bus route to serve Yucaipa, Redlands, and San Bernardino via Interstate 10 beginning in January 2017. The transit agency also proposes increasing service span and frequency on the Route 290 freeway express launched last year which connects San Bernardino, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Ontario Mills and the Montclair Transit Center via Interstates 215 and 10. If approved, Route 290 would provide additional early morning and mid-day trips beginning in September 2016. Details available online at: Freeway Express Proposals

Public comments also may be submitted by mail to Omnitrans, 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411, phone at 909-379-7250, or email at tembi.tovar@omnitrans.org. The deadline for comments on freeway express proposals is Friday, April 29, 2016; the West Valley Connector comment deadline is Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Freeway Express Service Meetings

Monday, April 18, 2016
3-6 PM at Montclair Transit Center
5091 Richton St., Montclair 91763

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6-10 AM at San Bernardino Transit Center
599 W. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino 92410

4-7 PM at Omnitrans Offices
1700 W. Fifth St., San Bernardino 92411

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6-10 AM at Redlands Mall Transfer Center
100 Redlands Mall, Redlands 92373

3-6 PM at Yucaipa Transit Center
34272 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa 92399

Transit Center Platform Takes Shape

People passing by the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station can begin to see what center-running stations will look like. The installation of station artwork will be done toward the end of the project.

During the past month, construction crews have been working on the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station – one of six center-running stations throughout the project. Motorists driving past the Rialto Avenue station will see that a raised concrete platform and steel canopy structure have already been built.

Construction of the San Bernardino Transit Center is expected to start in fall 2013.

This specific station will allow riders to easily transfer to other modes of public transit across the street at the future site of the San Bernardino Transit Center. Riders will have the option to connect to the new Downtown San Bernardino Metrolink extension, which can take passengers all the way to Union Station in Los Angeles or transfer to Omnitrans regular bus service. There are also plans to provide passenger rail service from the transit center to Redlands through the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which is currently in the environmental phase.

Crews have begun constructing the new curbs and gutters along the south side of Hospitality Lane.

Elsewhere in San Bernardino, there has been significant progress on E Street as new curbs, gutters and sidewalks are being built on the west side between Rialto Avenue and 6thStreet. On Hospitality Lane, traffic control has been removed on the north side of the street between Tippecanoe Avenue and Commerce Center Drive East. On the south side of Hospitality Lane, crews have already begun to build new curbs and gutters between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue. New driveways and sidewalks will be constructed in the coming weeks and months.

– Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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