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Preparing for service change week

omnitrans september 2015 serivice changes

Service Changes start Tuesday, September 8th

If your normal route is one of those affected by the service changes, plan your trip in advance and allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.

For more information on routes and schedules, visit www.omnitrans.org to view the September Bus Book, Guide to Service Changes and other helpful links. Bus Books are also currently available on buses and at pass outlets.

For quick access to NexTrip, Bus Book, Rider Alerts, special promotions, Omnitrans news and social media sites, download the Omnitrans App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

NexTrip Accuracy

Because NexTrip bus arrival prediction information is based on performance history, it will take several days for it to adjust to the service changes.

Omnitrans Ambassadors

Omnitrans Ambassadors will be on hand on September 8th and 9th from 5:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the locations listed below to assist passengers with service change questions. Ambassadors will be wearing orange safety vests to help you identify them.

• San Bernardino Transit Center
• Chaffey Transit Center
• Ontario Transit Center
• Montclair Transit Center
• Ontario Mills
• Chino Transit Center

New Route 290 Freeway Express

• Passengers can ride the new Route 290 Freeway Express service for free Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, September 11th. No coupon needed.

• Both Freeway Express Routes 215 and 290 will have free WiFi on board for your smart devices.

• Freeway Express Routes 215 and 290 cost the same and accept the same bus passes as regular Omnitrans bus routes.

• The closest park and ride lot to the San Bernardino Transit Center is located at the sbX Civic Center Station (City Hall Building Structure).

San Bernardino Transit Center Activities

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Drawstring Bag Giveaway
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or while supplies last

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Omnitrans Beanbag Game and Water Giveaway
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10
San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop Concert
4 – 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11
Ice Cream Sandwich Giveaway
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. or while supplies last

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

Behind the scenes at the Omnitrans call center

Are you looking for information on bus schedules? Do you need help planning a trip? The info clerks at our call center are always ready to help.  Melissa, our newest  clerk, talks about some of the ways she assists passengers and what she likes best about her new job.

You can reach the call center help line seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The toll free number is 1-800-9OMNIBUS or 1-800-966-6428.

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Email Juno Kughler Carlson at  juno.carlson@omnitrans.org

January Bus Book & Service Changes

The Omnitrans January 2013 Bus Book  is now available and features new service changes that will take effect on January 7th. 

  • Route 66:  Minor changes have been made to the weekday schedule, with the 5:24 westbound AM trip at Foothill and Grove adjusted for easier transfers to the Foothill Silver Streak.
  • Route 82:  Minor changes have been made to the weekday and weekend schedules.
  • Route 365:  The first two morning trips leaving Chino Transit Center have been shifted by 10 minutes on weekend service.

For more details, view our online version.  Print copies of the new bus book will be distributed to our buses tomorrow, December 28th.