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Buster’s Destinations: Your Ticket to the Beach!

What’s summer in SoCal without the beach?! There are two weekends left to take advantage of our Summer Youth Fare and Buster highly recommends making a day trip of this one and escaping from the IE to San Clemente for a day of the stunning California beach life.

The high temps plus road rage on the freeways make an unpleasant combo. And then having to hunt for parking? No way, man – Buster prefers to chill out! Just like he did this past weekend, leave all the traffic behind and take off for paradise via Omnitrans and Metrolink. Omnitrans youth rides are only $1 this month, and for only $10, a Metrolink day pass good for unlimited rides on Saturday or Sunday on the beach trains will take you there. What a bargain!

On Saturday, Buster grabbed his sunscreen and boogie board, and hopped on Omnitrans Route 1. He rode to the Metrolink San Bernardino Station where he caught the 9 a.m. Inland Empire-Orange County Line train. It was a relaxing train ride, consisting of Yelp-ing for food spots, listening to music, and even a quick nap! At 11:13 a.m., the train arrived at San Clemente, just in time to soak up the peak hours of the sun.

Buster walked only a few short steps from the Metrolink station to the beach. He staked out the perfect spot on the sand, laid down his beach towel and headed straight for the water for some boogie boarding! He worked up an appetite and headed to the Pier for a quick snack, watching people go by on their beach cruisers.

After a couple more hours of riding the waves, it was time to head back home. Buster escaped the sun to cool down with a treat at Ice Cream & Coffee Bistro, across from the Metrolink station on Avenida Victoria. It was the perfect ending to a day of catching rays!

Buster boarded the 4:47 p.m. train back to San Bernardino. On the ride back, he relaxed and sighed happily as the train passed up cars sitting in traffic. He was back in San Bernardino by 7:15 p.m., where he boarded Omnitrans back home, feeling happy and satisfied with another item checked off his summer bucket list. Cowabunga, dudes and dudettes!

Tell us – where are you riding Omni to this summer?

The special Omnitrans Summer Youth Fare discount is valid through the months of June and July. Riders 18 and under will pay just $1 per trip. The promotion is good on all Omnitrans bus routes serving the San Bernardino Valley including freeway express routes, OmniGo community shuttle routes and the sbX bus rapid transit line in San Bernardino and Loma Linda.

Buster’s Destinations: A Dip in the Pool

Beat the scorching heat and dive into the cool waters of your local swimming pool! Summer temperatures in the San Bernardino Valley linger in the high 90s and can often exceed 100 degrees. The weather could have you feeling parched and defeated, but with a number of pools available locally, and the Omnitrans Summer Youth Fare, cooling down is a breeze!

Last week, Buster couldn’t wait to escape the 109 heat while out and about. He packed his towel and swim trunks in his Omnitrans 40th Anniversary drawstring backpack, hopped on Route 19, paid his discounted $1 fare, and headed for the 7th Street Pool in Yucaipa. Happy as a clam to be inside the air-conditioned bus, he put his headphones on and listened to his Summer playlist on Spotify while enjoying the ride.

At Yucaipa Blvd. and 7th St., Buster got off the bus and walked down the street to the Yucaipa City Swimming Pool. He paid a small fee for recreational swim, and summer was now fully in session! Buster was excited to make a splash and try out the new rockwall and waterslide at the pool while making new friends and taking poolside photos for his Instagram story! It was all fun in the sun indeed.

Buster also recommends the Jerry Lewis Family Swim Center in San Bernardino, serviced by Route 1! Other community swimming pools can be found here, courtesy of IEShineOn.com. Take advantage of our discounted Summer Youth Fare and plan your trip ahead online with our free Trip Planner online. Happy travels!

The special Omnitrans Summer Youth Fare discount is valid through the months of June and July. Riders 18 and under will pay just $1 per trip. The promotion is good on all Omnitrans bus routes serving the San Bernardino Valley including freeway express routes, OmniGo community shuttle routes and the sbX bus rapid transit line in San Bernardino and Loma Linda.

Navigating Omnitrans September service changes

Route 19 Omnitrans bus at bus stop. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

Trying to figure out how the September 8th service changes will affect your daily trip? To help answer your questions, we’ve compiled a list of the most common destinations in East Valley and West Valley and the routes that will serve them.

For more information on the new service changes check out our Guide to September Service Changes.

You can also get a closer look at maps and schedules in our September Bus Book preview.

EAST VALLEY

How can I get to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino?
Route 1 now stops at Lynwood and Victoria, just outside the main casino entrance.

How can I get to the SB County Departments of Aging & Adult Services, and Public Health?
Route 8 provides service to Mill and Lena, serving both of these important service providers.

How can I reach Goodwill Industries, CID Center for Individual Development, the Arrowhead Vista Apts. and Andersen School
These 4th Street destinations, previously served by Route 8, can now be reached on Route 15.

How can I get to the San Bernardino International Airport, or Norton AFB area businesses?
Route 15 now serves the airport, old air force base, Stater Bros. headquarters and the San Bernardino Community College District previously served by Route 8.

Where do I catch the bus at Indian Springs High School?
Route 15 still serves Indian Springs, but instead of stopping in back of the high school (on the north side of the school), stops are now on the east side of the school, closer to main entrances and exits.

Where do I catch the bus near Aquinas High School?
The closest stop to Aquinas is now on Lynwood at the intersection of Lynwood and Del Rosa.

 How has service changed on 9th Street in San Bernardino?
9th Street is now served by several routes connecting to the San Bernardino Transit Center, instead of just east-west service on Route 15. You can now catch north-south service on 9th at Tippecanoe, Waterman, Sierra Way, Arrowhead, and D Street.

Why was the tripper to TEAM House eliminated?
The new Route 8 provides service within 1-block of the TEAM house with stops at Sierra Way and Mill. This new routing provide bus service within a block of team house every 30 minutes instead of a twice a day tripper from the old Route 15.

Omnitrans bus at the Montclair Transit Center. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

WEST VALLEY

How can I get to the Shoppes in Chino Hills, and Chino Hills City Hall?
Route 88 now serves both the Shoppes and City Hall, previously served by Route 65.

What’s the best way to get around on Central Ave.?
The new Route 85 travels along Central every 30 minutes, an improvement over the 60-minute service previously available on Route 65.

Which route serves the College Park community in Chino?
This transit-friendly community is now complete, and service is provided by Route 83. Service is extending south on Euclid Avenue, all the way to Eucalyptus Avenue, to serve this neighborhood.

What’s the best way to get around on Mountain Ave.?
The new Route 84 is dedicated to Mountain Ave., traveling from the Chino Transit Center on the south end to 19th Street and the Colonies in Upland on the north end. It doesn’t connect to the Montclair Transit Center, but it’s an easy to transfer to Route 66 on Foothill Blvd. or the new Route 85 at Arrow Route to get to Montclair.

How can I get from the Montclair Transit Center to Mountain Ave.
Just make a quick transfer to the new Route 84 from Route 66 on Foothill Blvd. or Route 85 on Arrow Route.

Which routes serve San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland?
Three routes still serve this important facility – but some numbers have changed. Route 66 still serves Foothill Boulevard, and new Routes 85 and 86 now serve the south side of the hospital on San Bernardino Road.

How can I get to the Maclin Open Air Market/Ontario Swap Meet
Great news – Saturday service is BACK on Route 81, which now serves the market on Riverside Dr., so you have even more time to shop! You also can connect to Routes 66 and 61 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Which route serves the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station
Previously served by Route 81, you can now get there on Route 82.

How can I get to Victoria Gardens?
In addition to frequent service on Foothill, Route 82 now has two stops on Day Creek Avenue, on the west side of the mall.

How can I get to Alta Loma High School?
Route 67 no longer serves the school on Baseline Road, but Route 80 provides service to the school on Carnelian Avenue.

How can I get to my doctor appointments at the Rancho San Antonio Medical Center?
You now have your choice of two routes! Route 82, traveling on Church Street, serves the Center, as well as the new Route 85 on Milliken Avenue.

Can I still catch the bus on Victoria Park Lane (Rancho Cucamonga High School)?
Service between Day Creek and Milliken has been removed due to low ridership, but you can connect with the new Route 85 on Milliken Avenue to travel north-south, or with Route 67 on Baseline to travel east-west.

I’m a Chaffey College student, and attend classes at both the Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga campuses. How can I get there?
The restructured Route 67 now offers you a one-seat ride between campuses, connecting the Fontana Transit Center and Chaffey College along Baseline with no need for a transfer!

Omnitrans Montclair Transit Center bus shelter. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

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