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40th Anniversary Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

Last month, we reached an important landmark which you may have heard a thing or two about – our 40th anniversary! As part of our celebration, we gave away 40 prizes, one for each year that Omnitrans has proudly served the San Bernardino Valley.

Winners were chosen at random from our pool of 700-plus sweepstakes entries, and the grand prize winner of a $400 Visa gift card and twelve 31-day bus passes is Juan Perez of Fontana! Thanks to all who entered.

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Juan Perez of Fontana, the grand prize winner!

“When you first called me, I didn’t know who it was. I was at work and didn’t believe it,” Juan tells us of the surprise congratulatory phone call from Omnitrans. “After I heard the voicemail message and called back, then I thought ‘Okay, this is legit.’”

Juan first learned about the giveaway when he noticed the advertisement on an Omnitrans bus. We were pleased to know that he found out about the sweepstakes the “old school” way in an age dominated by digital and social media!

Omnitrans has been a part of the 28-year-old’s life for many years, tracing back to his days as a high school student, when he took the bus home after school. “I didn’t know all the routes back then, and I would end up getting lost sometimes,” Juan laughs as he reminisces.

These days, Juan rides Omnitrans when he and his brother feel like enjoying a day together at San Manuel Casino in Highland, or simply choose to leave their car at home.

“It’s helpful if you don’t want to take an Uber or drive yourself. It’s a lot cheaper than those options,” he says. “Or, if I want to have an [adult] beverage, I obviously don’t want to drive, and I feel safe riding Omnitrans.”

Juan is thankful to have entered the drawing, and the gift card will definitely come in handy for him this holiday season! “Thanks, Omnitrans for the prize and congratulations on your 40-year anniversary!” says a delighted Juan.

For the full list of our 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes winners, please click here.

Omnitrans Offers Free Rides for Vets on Veterans Day

To honor our veterans on Veterans Day, Omnitrans is offering free rides to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 11, 2016. It is our way of saluting those individuals who have contributed to protecting our nation’s freedom.

To ride, veterans simply present an ID card indicating their retired military status upon boarding any of Omnitrans’ vehicles including sbX, Freeway Express, OmniGo community shuttles, and our local fixed-route buses. Accepted forms of ID include those issued by US Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs, San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Since January 2015, Omnitrans has offered rides at a reduced fare for the approximate 79,000 veterans living in the San Bernardino Valley. Required methods of proof of eligibility for such fare discount include:

  • County of San Bernardino Military Veterans ID card
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs ID card
  • Department of Defense retired ID card, or
  • A transit agency Veterans ID card

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for the San Bernardino County Military Veterans ID card, please click here to apply online.

Enjoy a Free Ride During Rideshare Week 2016 & Enter to Win Prizes!

Did you know that the average Inland Empire commuter spends almost 60 hours each year in traffic? That’s like a week and a half of vacation time!

California celebrates alternative modes of transportation during Rideshare Week, happening October 3-7 this year! It’s the perfect opportunity to change up your daily commute to work or simply enjoy a leisurely outing around town in a new way.

Omnitrans is making it easy for you to participate this year and reduce your time in traffic with a FREE ride on our buses, redeemable any day and any time during Rideshare Week! This offer is redeemable on Omnitrans, sbX, or OmniGo.

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If you haven’t already, download the Omnitrans mobile app on your device and click the ‘Free Ride’ tab to obtain the digital coupon. Simply show your bus driver the coupon when you board any day between October 3 and 7. The driver will then issue you one free day pass which you may use for unlimited rides on that day only. Digital app coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

Print Coupon
You may also download and print the Omnitrans free ride coupon directly from our website. Hand the coupon to your bus driver upon boarding any day between October 3 and 7, and they will issue you a free day pass for unlimited rides that day. Print coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

Rideshare Week Prize Drawings
IE Commuter, the Inland Empire’s one-stop shop for transportation information, is a great resource for information about ridesharing and the benefits of sustainable transportation methods including riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and telecommuting.
When you ride during Rideshare Week, you may enter to win prizes including an Ashley Furniture living room set, a one night stay at Palm Springs’ Ace Hotel & Swim Club, gift cards, and more! Simply visit www.IEcommuter.org to pledge your rideshare today, and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.

Ridesharing has proven to positively impact the individual’s finances and quality of life, as well as promote environment sustainability. Take the pledge today, enter to win prizes, and enjoy your free ride on Omnitrans this Rideshare Week 2016!

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Buy a 31-Day bus pass & get a 7-Day pass free!

Get a free 7-day bus pass this holiday season from Omnitrans

Treat yourself or a friend this holiday season with a special offer available exclusively from the Omnitrans on-line store and the San Bernardino Transit Center!

Beginning December 21st, purchase a 31-day pass from our online store or from the San Bernardino Transit Center and receive a free 7-Day pass. This offer ends December 24th at 11:00 a.m.

  • Your free pass will be included with your shipment. It will not appear in the shopping cart at time of purchase.
  • Offer is limited to one free 7-Day passes per person, and two per household.
  • Your free pass will be same category as the 31-day pass you order. (Senior/Disabled. Veteran, Youth, etc.)
  • Offer is only available from our online store at omnitrans.org or from the San Bernardino Transit Center at 599 West Rialto Street in San Bernardino.
  • OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO PASSES BY MAIL OR TO OUTLET PURCHASES
  • Click  here to place your order from the Omnitrans online store

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How to redeem your free ride coupon Oct. 5-9

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Celebrate Rideshare Week with a free ride from Omnitrans October 5-9!

You can get your free ride coupon on the Omnitrans app or print the PDF version from our website. The offer is good on Omnitrans fixed route service, Freeway Express Routes 215 and 290, OmniGo and sbX.  It is NOT good on Access.

Here’s the scoop on what you need to know.

To redeem your mobile app coupon:

  • Download the free Omnitrans app to your mobile device from Google Play or the iPhone App Store.
  • Show the digital coupon to your coach operator to receive a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day.
  • One coupon is allowed per person; each rider needs a coupon
  • You may use one coupon each day of the promotion.

To redeem your print coupon:

  • Print the PDF coupon from the Omnitrans website. (We will not supply any print coupons.)
  • Both color and black and white versions of the coupon are accepted.
  • The coupon MUST be cut out to be used—no flyers may be used.
  • When the coupon is placed into the bills slot of the fare box, a day pass will be issued good for unlimited rides that day.
  • One coupon is allowed per person; each rider needs a coupon
  • You may use one coupon each day of the promotion.

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Omnitrans FREE ride coupon & rideshare prizes

Beat the traffic, help the environment and save money at the same time! Celebrate Rideshare Week (October 5th – 9th) with these special offers.

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FREE RIDE COUPON!
It’s the perfect time to try out the bus for free! Stay tuned for the Omnitrans free ride coupon, coming soon to our mobile app and website in early October. Here’s how it will work:

Omnitrans free ride couponMobile App Coupon: Download the Omnitrans app to your mobile device and click the coupon tab for your digital coupon. Show the coupon to the driver of any Omnitrans, sbX or OmniGo bus that you board between October 5th through 9th, and the driver will issue you a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day. Digital app coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

PDF Print Coupon:  Download and print the Omnitrans free ride coupon from our website. Show the coupon to the driver of any Omnitrans, sbX or OmniGo bus that you board between October 5th through 9th, and the driver will issue you a free day pass good for unlimited rides that day.  Print coupons may be redeemed one per customer.

IE COMMUTER:  RIDESHARE WEEK PRIZE DRAWINGS
IE Commuter  is your one-stop phone and web service for transportation information in Southern California’s Inland Empire. It’s a great place to learn about Rideshare and the benefits of using sustainable transportation such as riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, and telecommuting.

Riding the bus between October 5th and 9th? You could win hotel stays, gift cards and other fabulous prizes from IE5 Commuter!   Simply sign up at IE Commuter and make your rideshare pledge today.

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Get a free Omnitrans bus pass on your birthday!

Thank you Omnitrans riders! We appreciate  having the opportunity to serve your transportation needs.

As a special thank you, we want to give you  a free 1-Day bus pass for your birthday in 2015.  

Simply sign up below before December 31st to let us know your birthday month and mailing address.