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Hot weather travel tips & cooling centers

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Summer Safety Tips

With summer here, it’s important than ever for bus riders to stay hydrated and cool.  Below are a few travel tips to help you beat the heat.

  • Always carry water with you and drink it regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Try freezing a water bottle the night before to carry with you the next day.
  • Protect your skin by wearing a good sunscreen. Preventing direct sunlight from hitting your head can help you stay cool. Use an umbrella or a hat to create your own shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light colored clothing to help ventilate the body and block the sun. Avoid non-breathing synthetic clothing which can trap heat and cause you to overheat.
  • Try to plan your travel for early morning or in the evening when temperatures are cooler. UseNexTrip real time bus arrival info to reduce wait times at the bus stop.

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Cooling Centers

Spending a few hours in an air-conditioned environment can bring down the body’s core temperature and make it easier to handle the heat. Older and/or frail adults, homeless people, parents with small children and persons with health conditions that may be made worse by the weather should consider spending time in a cooling center, particularly between 1pm and 5pm when temperatures are at their highest. Cooling centers may also have water and other liquids available to protect against dehydration.

BLOOMINGTON 

Bloomington Branch Library
(909) 877 – 1453
10145 Orchard St., Bloomington, CA 92316
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11::00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 19

CHINO HILLS

Chino Hills James S. Thalman Branch Library
(909) 590 – 5380
14020 City Hall Dr., Chino Hills, CA 91709
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Routes 65 & 365

FONTANA

 Cypress Community Center
(909) 349 – 6988
8380 Cypress Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 14

Don Day Community Center
(909) 349 – 6997
14501 Live Oak Ave., Fontana, CA 92337
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 82

Lewis Library & Technology Center
Fontana Branch Library
(909) 574 – 4500
8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 14

Heritage Neighborhood Center
(909) 428 – 8820
7350 W. Liberty Parkway, Fontana, CA 92336
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 67

GRAND TERRACE

Grand Terrace Branch Library
(909) 783 – 0147
22795 Barton Rd., Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Monday – Wednesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday –  Friday 10:00 am  –  6:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 325

HIGHLAND 

Highland Sam J. Racadio Library
(909) 425 – 4700
7863 Central Ave., Highland, CA 92346
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 15

ONTARIO

 De Anza Community and Teen Center
(909) 395 – 2030
1405 S. Fern St., Ontario, CA 91761
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 83

Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center
(909) 930 – 3344
1010 S. Bon View Ave., Ontario, CA 91761
Monday – Friday 8:00 am –  8:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 61

RIALTO

Carter Branch Library
(909) 854 – 4100 x28148
2630 N. Linden Ave., Rialto, CA 92377
Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 22

SAN BERNARDINO

Fifth Street Senior Center
(909) 384 – 5430
600 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 14

UPLAND

George Gibson Senior Center
(909) 981 – 4501
250 N. Third Ave., Upland, CA 91786
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 66 and 67

YUCAIPA

City of Yucaipa Community Center
(909) 790 – 7461
34900 Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa, CA 92399
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Omnitrans Route 310

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Hot weather safety tips for bus riders

omnitrans coach operator Debra Molloy

With summer heating up, it’s important that public transit riders take extra precautions to stay hydrated and cool.  Below are a few travel tips and a list of local cooling centers that can help.

Start your day fully hydrated. Always carry water with you and drink it regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid liquids containing a high amount of sugar or caffeine. Cold water is your best choice for keeping cool. Try freezing a water bottle the night before to carry with you the next day.

Protect your skin by wearing a good sunscreen. Preventing direct sunlight from hitting your head can help you stay cool. Create your own shade by using a small umbrella or wearing a hat. 

Wear lightweight, light colored clothing to help ventilate the body and block the sun. Avoid non-breathing synthetic clothing which can trap heat and cause you to overheat.

Try to plan your travel for early morning or in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Use NexTrip real time bus arrival info to reduce wait times at the bus stop.

Local Cooling Centers:

Ruben Campos Community Center – 909-384-5421
1717 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Monday-Thursday  10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Anthony Munoz Community Center:  909-933-3596
1240 West 4th Street, Ontario, CA 91761
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Routes 61, 65 and 80

Bloomington Branch Library:  909-877-1453
10145 Orchard Street, Bloomington, CA 92346
Monday, Tuesday 12:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Route 19

Carter Branch Library:  909-854-4100 ext. 28148
2630 N. Linden Avenue, Rialto, CA 92377
Monday–Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Served by Route 22

Rialto Senior Center:  909-877-9706
1411 S. Riverside Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
Monday-Thursday  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Served by Routes 19 and 22

Chino Hills James S. Thalman Branch Library:  909-590-5380
14020 City Hall Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Monday–Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Served by Routes 365

Chino Senior Center:  909-591-9836
13170 Central Avenue, Chino, CA  91710
Monday-Saturday 8:00 – 8:00
Sunday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Served by Routes 65 and 68

City of Fontana – Jack Bulik Teen Center:  909-349-6983
16581 Filbert Street, Fontana, CA 92335
Monday-Friday  3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Served by Route 20

City of Upland – Magnolia Recreation Center:  909-931-4100
651 West 15th Street, Upland, CA 91786
Monday-Friday  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday  8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Served by Routes 66 and 67