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Buses running, offices closed Columbus Day

Omnitrans offices closed Columbus DayOmnitrans administrative offices will be closed,  but buses will be in service and running as normally scheduled on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th.

San Bernardino Transit Center Open Regular Hours
The customer service window at the San Bernardino Transit Center will be open normal business hours 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The lobby will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We wish all our riders a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Holiday Tree Contest Spreads Good Cheer

Omnitrans Coach Operator Lorina Le’Roy and her “Vintage Kitchen” Christmas tree.

Coach Operator Lorina Le-Roy and Dispatcher Mark Donelly can always be relied on to do our holiday decorating at the East Valley office. This year, due to their busy schedules, Lorina thought maybe they they could try something a little different that would both save them time and get their co-workers caught up in the holiday spirit.

Lorina asked Operations Director Diane Caldera for permission to bring in several artificial trees and hold a tree decorating contest.  Diane thought it was a marvelous idea, and so our first annual holiday tree contest was born.

Everyone got into the spirit of the event, and there was quite of bit of excitement and friendly rivalry as the trees took shape. Each one was as as interesting and unique as the individuals who created them. We thought you might enjoy a little sneak peek behind the scenes for a look at these wonderful entries and some of the people who created them.

Our first place winner was Coach Operator Debbbie Molloy with her tree “Winter of Freedom.” It’s a heartfelt tribute to her son who is currently stationed in Texas, as well as to all the men and women who serve in our nation’s military. Her tree was decked in red, white and blue and  featured a marine ornament, a sailor nutcracker, flags and Santa.

Coach Operator Debbie Molloy won first place for her holiday tree, “Winter of Freedom.”

Second place went to Coach Operators Pamela Valigura and Maria Granado. They chose a vintage tree theme that incorporated lovely Victorian ornaments and an angel who kept a benevolent eye on our bus yard.

Coach Operators Maria Granado (left) and Pamela Valigura (right) with their vintage Christmas tree.

Coming in at third place was husband and wife Coach Operators Mike and Tina Hinkle with their “Special Ops Tree.” Classic green army soldiers and helicopters poised among the branches and a teddy bear in fatigues was deployed from the ceiling above.

The “Special Ops Tree” by Coach Operators Mike and Tina Hinkle

For a closer look at these trees as well as the other entries in the competition, view the slideshow below. Original themes included “Girls Night Out,” “The Baby Shower Tree,” “The Wave Tree,” “The Raiders Tree,” “The Manly Tree” and many more.

From all of us at Omnitrans, thank you for allowing us to serve you. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Buses not in service on Labor Day

Omnitrans offices will be closed and buses will be out of service on Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday.

Our offices will reopen and buses will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Buses Running on Martin Luther King Day

Omnitrans buses will be running as scheduled and our administrative offices will maintain regular hours on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21st.

 

 

 

Getting into the Independence Day Spirit

Coach operator, Marie Breaux, has been with Omnitrans for 10 years. She feels all holidays need to be celebrated–and what better way to do it than with a special hat!  For the 4th of July this year, she is showing off her own fabulous set of fireworks!

Please keep in mind that our offices are closed and buses will not be running on July 4th.  From all of us at Omnitrans, best wishes for a safe and happy Independence Day celebration!