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CSUSB Students Head Back To School with Go Smart

The Coyotes are back on campus at Cal State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) this fall for the new school year, and Omnitrans’ Go Smart program continues to make navigating college life easier for students in our service area!

Students at GoSmart schools are entitled to unlimited rides during the school year, with just a simple swipe of their valid student ID card. And they can ride not only on school days, but any day and time of the week! For a complete list of partner schools, click here.

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Rosa, an English major, at the CSUSB sbX station. She is working toward becoming a teacher in her hometown of San Bernardino as a way of giving back to her community.

Rosa, a fifth-year English major at the university, takes advantage of the unlimited rides available to her as a GoSmart student every single day of the week. She has been riding Omnitrans the majority of her time at CSUSB, and it has proven to be a wallet-friendly choice.

“I totally ditched my car and left it at home,” says Rosa, who has a car she could drive to school every day, but has found that riding Omnitrans is the more convenient, money-saving option for her. “I don’t have to pay for a parking pass, which is really expensive.”

Rosa began riding our fixed-route system, but when sbX  rapid transit service was introduced , she has not only continued to save money, but also time since the bus makes fewer stops. “Now that there is sbX, which is faster, I don’t have to wait to get home,” Rosa shares. “It has cut my [commute] time by more than half.”

Similarly, chemistry major Joseph Barrera relies on Omnitrans for transportation to school every weekday.

“This is how I get here from Redlands every day,” says Joseph of Go Smart. “It’s pretty good!”

Riding Omnitrans from downtown Redlands, Joseph connects to the sbX Green Line at the San Bernardino Transit Center daily as he completes his third year of schooling. Joseph is not alone – many of his peers also utilize public transportation as they work toward achieving their academic goals.

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Go Smart students boarding Route 2 at CSUSB.

“Omnitrans’ four routes with direct service to CSUSB are essential to student success,” says Thomas W. Gaffery, director of parking & transportation at CSUSB. “The GoSmart program allows our students to save money on gas and a parking permit, as well as enhancing CSUSB’s commitment to sustainability.”

Saving time and money while decreasing your carbon footprint – Go Smart is definitely the convenient way to go! To plan your trip, check out our route and schedule information online.

Go Smart summer update

Have questions about who is eligible for Go Smart during the summer? Here’s the scoop:

Chaffey, Crafton Hills  &
San Bernardino Valley Colleges 

If you are a student who was enrolled during the prior spring semester at Chaffey College, Crafton Hills College or San Bernardino Valley College, you can continue to receive unlimited rides with your student ID through July. Your Go Smart transportation fee was covered in your spring student fees.

If you are a summer student NOT enrolled in the prior spring semester at one of the above colleges, you are NOT eligible for unlimited rides through Go Smart.  Summer student fees do not include the Go Smart transportation fee.

Cal State San Bernardino

Cal State students are covered for the summer quarter and, thanks to financial support from Associated Students Inc., the Go Smart program will continue in 2014-15!

Art Institute of California – Inland Empire

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is year round; students currently enrolled who also have a Go Smart pass ID can ride free.

Students at the charter schools below are covered through the end of their spring semester, NOT during the summer break.  

  • Academy of the Inland Empire
  • Alternative Learning Center/Destination Diploma
  • ASA Charter School
  • Youthbuild

Go Smart students at San Bernardino Valley College