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Ride Omnitrans and Get $2 Off National Orange Show Citrus Fair Admission!

PrintIf you’re like us, you can’t wait for next week’s 101st National Orange Show (NOS) Citrus Fair in San Bernardino – who doesn’t love carnival rides, cool vintage displays, and fair food? To make the Fair even better, Omnitrans has teamed up with NOS to offer $2 discount coupons onboard!

While supplies last, simply ride any East Valley Omnitrans route (1 – 29, sbX, 290), and you’ll find coupons for a $2 discount on NOS Citrus Fair admission at the front of the bus. Coupons are good every day of the “Blast from the Past”-themed Fair, April 20 – 24.

Omnitrans provides direct service to the NOS fairgrounds via Route 2 and the sbX Green Line.  sbX operates every 10 to 15 minutes on weekdays.  Route 2 runs hourly on weekdays, and every 20 minutes on weekends.

Additionally, 13 other bus routes connect to sbX and Route 2 at the San Bernardino Transit Center, just a mile away from the fairgrounds. Detailed bus schedules and an online trip planner are available at: www.omnitrans.org/schedules/. For personalized assistance in English and Spanish, call 1-800-966-6428.

Because we don’t want to miss the fun, Omnitrans will have “Old Blue,” its vintage 1958 GMC bus, on display at the fair on Saturday and Sunday.  Stop by to take a photo with Old Blue and Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe (at least their cardboard versions)!  Photos posted online with #OmniRetro will be entered into an Omnitrans photo contest. Stay tuned for more details!

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Weekend service for National Orange Show Fair, 66ers baseball

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In support of the National Orange Show Fair’s 100th Anniversary, Omnitrans’ 1-year-old sbX bus rapid transit line will offer expanded weekend service April 24 – 26.

“The National Orange Show Fair is among the biggest annual events in our community. We are happy to make getting there a little easier by expanding our sbX service through the weekend,” explained Omnitrans spokesperson Wendy Williams.

The sbX line normally operates on weekdays only from 6 am to 8 pm.  National Orange Show Fair weekend service hours will be:

  • Friday, April 24: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Saturday, April 25: Noon to 11 pm
  • Sunday, April 26: Noon to 8 pm

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sbX vehicles will run at 15 to 30 minute frequencies during the weekend.  A detailed weekend schedule is available online at sbX NOS Schedule. The station at Inland Center Mall (North Mall Way) is adjacent to the National Orange Show grounds.

In partnership with NOS, Omnitrans is distributing coupons on board sbX and regular Omnitrans buses that offer $2 off admission to the event. “We are excited to team up with Omnitrans and hope to see many sbX riders at our 100th fair,” said Alan Conrad, NOS Director of Production and Marketing.  More information on the fair is available on the NOS website.

“The Inland Empire 66ers baseball team also has a home stand that weekend, so we invite fans to hop on sbX to take in a game,” said Williams.  The sbX station at E and Rialto is a short walk from the ballpark. More information at: www.ie66ers.com

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The one-way fare on sbX, and all Omnitrans bus routes, is $1.75; a 1-day pass is $5.  Persons with disabilities, military veterans, seniors age 62 and up, and youth age 18 and under, qualify for discounts.  7-day and 31-day passes offer savings for frequent riders.

The sbX green line travels along Kendall Avenue, E Street and Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino and on Tippecanoe/Anderson and Barton Road in Loma Linda on a 16-mile route, with over 5 miles of dedicated bus lanes.  Riders can enjoy free Wi-Fi and 110-outlet power outlets on board. Stations feature real-time arrival signs, ticket vending machines, emergency telephones, and public art. Click here for regular sbX route and schedule information or call 1-800-966-6428.

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