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Feedback wanted on proposed service changes

Omnitrans proposed service changes

Omnitrans wants your opinion regarding bus service and several proposed changes designed to improve our services. Omnitrans planning staff will be available to receive your comments and discuss service proposals at upcoming meetings.

PROPOSED CHANGES:
Omnitrans seeks to improve the directness of travel and travel times, implement a new Transit Center in San Bernardino, start a peak hour freeway express pilot program on I-10, and make corresponding changes to the Access Service Area. These changes fall into five key areas:

1)  West Valley North-South Routes:
Route proposals focus routes on key north-south corridors instead of crisscrossing. Many routes are renumbered to signify change. Current routes with major changes proposed include 63, 65, 67, 68, 80, 81, 82 and 83.

2)  Downtown San Bernardino Routing for the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC):
The SBTC is scheduled to open September 2015. The SBTC is located at E Street and Rialto Avenue, approximately 0.7 miles from Omnitrans current downtown transfer hub. All local routes that service in downtown San Bernardino (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, & 215) have proposed map changes.

3)  Introduction of Interstate 10 Freeway Express Pilot Program:
Omnitrans proposes implementing Route 290, an AM & PM peak hour service on I-10 with stops at the San Bernardino Transit Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Ontario Mills and Montclair Transit Center.

4)  ADA Access Area Revisions for Proposed Routing:
The Access service area is defined by a ¾-mile area around Omnitrans fixed route service. With the fixed route changes under consideration, there are some minor adjustments that would slightly extend the Access service area.

5)  In-Person Component added to ADA Access Service Eligibility Determination:
Currently, Access applicants submit the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) application and doctor’s verification in writing through the mail. Approximately 30% of applications are not completed within the application timelines. Omnitrans proposes adding an in-person session to the ADA Access application process to enhance the accuracy of the process and ensure that applicants are being matched to the appropriate service.

INFORMATION LINK:

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

HIGHLAND
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers, 27215 Base Line Highland

YUCAIPA
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Yucaipa Transit Center, 34276 Yucaipa Boulevard

Monday, March 23, 2015

MONTCLAIR
7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Montclair Transit Center, 5091 Richton Road

RANCHO CUCAMONGA
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers, 10500 Civic Center Drive

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FONTANA
7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Fontana Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way

SAN BERNARDINO
11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
4th Street Transfer Center (Carousel Mall Side)

SAN BERNARDINO
3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Omnitrans, Large Lobby Conference Room, 1700 W. Fifth Street

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CHINO
8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
City Council Chambers, 13220 Central Avenue

FONTANA
3:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Fontana Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RANCHO CUCAMONGA
9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Chaffey College Transit Center (Off College Drive)

ONTARIO
3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
City Hall Community Rooms 1 and 2, 303 East B Street

Friday, March 27, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO
7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
4th Street Transfer Center (Carousel Mall Side)

At these meetings, all interested parties or agencies will be afforded the opportunity to be heard.  The public is welcome at these meetings any time within the specified dates and times to discuss with Omnitrans staff the proposed changes.

Any person or agency may mail comments until Thursday, April 3, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. to the Omnitrans main office located at 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, California 92411 to the attention of the Planning Department.  Comments may also be received by telephone by calling (909) 379-7150 or via email at PublicComment@Omnitrans.Org

Customer Input Wanted on Proposed Fare and Service Changes

Omnitrans has proposed new fares and route changes effective September 2, 2014 as part of its 6-year plan. The public may comment at meetings in late March or by phone, mail or email.  Comment deadline: April 7, 2014.

View the proposed new fares & route changes below or click here for the PDF.

Omnitrans Public Hearing

 

Share your comments:

Mail:  Omnitrans Planning Dept., 1700 W. Fifth St., San Bernardino, CA 92411
Email:  Tembi.Morales@omnitrans.org
Phone:  909-379-7250

 

Public Hearing Meeting Locations:

SAN BERNARDINO: Monday, March 24

  • 10 am – 2 pm, Feldheym Library, 555 W. Sixth St.
  • 3:30 – 6 pm. San Bernardino Transfer Ctr., 4th & F St.

CHINO: Tuesday, March 25

  • 9 am – Noon, City Hall, 13220 Central Ave.
  • 2 – 6 pm, Chino Transit Center

REDLANDS: Wednesday, March 26

  • 1 – 3 pm, Redlands Mall Transfer Center
  • 5 – 8 pm, City Hall, 35 Cajon St.

FONTANA: Thursday, March 27

  • 7 – 10 am, Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Thurs., March 27

  • 1 – 3 pm, Chaffey College Transit Ctr., 5885 Haven Ave.

ONTARIO: Thursday, March 27

  • 5 – 8 pm, Senior Center, 225 East B Street

MONTCLAIR: Monday, March 31

  • 9 am – Noon, Montclair Transit Ctr., 5091 Richton Rd.

YUCAIPA: Monday, March 31

  • 2:30 – 6:30 pm, Yucaipa Transit Ctr., 34278 Yucaipa Blvd.