On Monday, February 18th, buses will be running as scheduled, but our administrative offices will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday. Offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.
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(San Bernardino, CA)— Wonder when the next bus is due to arrive at your bus stop? Up-to-the-minute, accurate answers are at your fingertips with Omnitrans’ new NexTrip technology! Now you can text, click or call to access real-time information.
Riders can access NexTrip real-time bus information via mobile web browser, desktop computer, SMS/text, or calling 1-800-9-OMNIBUS and selecting the NexTrip option. Online, customers can view buses and stops on a route map with real-time tracking. They even can sign up for automatic alerts, such as notification when the bus is five minutes away!
Omnitrans CEO/General Manager Milo Victoria was instrumental in bringing the new technology to Omnitrans. “We introduced this in D. C., while I was at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and our riders absolutely loved it. So, I promised our Board we would implement it at Omnitrans,” he said.
To use NexTrip, customers simply provide their bus stop location information by bus route, direction and intersection or an Omnitrans bus stop number, located on all bus stop signs. GPS-enabled phones can automatically provide information for the closest bus stop. Omnitrans will install new signs with complete NexTrip contact information in mid-2013. The signs will feature a QR code riders can scan, providing yet another option to access arrival times.
A small group of Omnitrans customers tested the system in early January and gave NexTrip rave reviews. “I like knowing almost exactly when the next bus was coming to my stop.” said hospice volunteer Krystal Wheeler of San Bernardino. “The text system is very easy to use. It helps me pace my walk after work so I’m not spending a lot of time standing around at the stop,” said Chaffey College student Marcus Garcia of Chino Hills.
In 2014, Omnitrans will roll out NexTrip electronic message signs on all 23 station platforms on the agency’s sbX bus rapid transit line, now under construction in San Bernardino and Loma Linda. Real-time information signs will be added to major transfer centers in the Omnitrans system as well.
The NexTrip system uses Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking satellites and advanced computer modeling developed by Nextbus, Inc. of Emeryville, California to provide accurate arrival information for all 2,500 bus stops in the Omnitrans fixed route bus system. Taking into account the actual location of the buses, their intended stops, and the typical traffic patterns, NexTrip estimates arrivals with a high degree of accuracy.
For more information go to: www.omnitrans.org/nextrip
Questions? Email Wendy.Williams@omnitrans.org
- Right on Dearborn
- Left on San Bernardino
- Left on Church
- Right on Lugonia
- Resume normal route
When Apple launches its new iOS 6 software this fall, you will no longer find any connection to Google maps. Instead, it will be replacing its Android-making competitor with its own in-house maps that feature Siri as your guide offering turn-by-turn directions.
But what’s missing from the new Apple maps is the transit and pedestrian information that so many mass transit users have come to depend upon. Users will now have to rely on third-party developers for that information.
Metro Trip Planner
Omnitrans riders looking for an good alternative to Google Transit might want to consider Metro Trip Planner. This is the app that our call center uses. Simply plug in your location, destination and desired travel time, select bus and it pulls up your route information. If you click on the photo below, you will see that it even offers more specific details than Google Transit, including times, distance and fares for each leg of the trip. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Due to an error in the May Bus Book, the weekday schedule for Route 80 is missing the last two southbound PM trips from Chaffey College. Click the chart below to view. Additions are listed in red.
Download the corrected weekday schedule with the additions listed in red.
Download the complete, corrected Route 80 schedules with map.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please call 1-800-9-OMNIBUS
Due to road construction in downtown San Bernardino, Routes 2 and 15 will detour from Second and E Streets to travel on Rialto Ave. and G Streets.The detour will be in effect starting Monday February 20 and will last until further notice.