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Guide to January 2018 Service Changes

New year, new service enhancements! Effective January 2, 2018, several Omnitrans bus routes will undergo run-time adjustments for improved efficiency and transfer connections. These changes, along with new transit partnerships, will make transportation more convenient for the San Bernardino Valley.

As of this week, Metrolink now serves the San Bernardino Transit Center, providing more transportation options and allowing quicker access for Omnitrans riders heading to Los Angeles and Orange County via passenger rail. Omnitrans riders are now able to connect to Metrolink at the SBTC, and hop on the San Bernardino Line to Downtown Los Angeles, or the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and head as far south as Oceanside.

Additionally, a new Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) route will begin to serve the San Bernardino Transit Center on January 14, 2018. The route, Commuter Link Express Route 200, connects passengers from Downtown San Bernardino to Riverside and Anaheim with limited stops along the way. Popular destinations on this route include: the Riverside Galleria, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.

JANUARY SERVICE CHANGES
Routes: sbX Green Line, 5, 10, 67, 80, 81, 83, 85, 88, 208 and 215

Route 10: Run-time adjustments, all days.
Routes sbX, 5, 67, 80, 208 and 215: Run-time adjustments, weekdays.
Routes 81, 83, 85 and 88: Run-time adjustments, weekdays, with improved transfer times at the Chino Transit Center.

San Bernardino Transit Center bus bay assignments:

  • Freeway Express Routes 208, 215 and 290 have been moved to the south side of the transit center, near the Metrolink train platform.
  • Pass Transit is now on the east side of the transit center.
  • Route 15 Westbound is on the north side of the sun dial, next to Routes 4, 14 and 1 Northbound.

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2017 Holiday Season Bus Schedule

The holiday season has arrived! As you plan your travel this month, keep in mind that Omnitrans buses will not be in service on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th. Bus service will resume on Tuesday, December 26th. Our administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the holiday.

The following week, buses will not be in service on Monday, January 1st, 2018 due to New Year’s Day. Bus service will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Thank you for another wonderful ride this year. Omnitrans wishes you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

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Christmas Parade Detours Scheduled Throughout Service Area on Saturday, December 9

Do you catch Omnitrans in Fontana, Colton, San Bernardino, or Yucaipa? If so, keep these detours in mind when traveling on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Due to various Christmas parades in these cities, several detours will be in place for the following routes:

FONTANA
Routes affected: 10, 14, 15, 19, 61, 66, 82
Streets to be closed from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:

  • Sierra Ave. between Upland & Randall
  • Merrill between Olive & Mango
  • Arrow between Juniper & Mango

Route 10
Eastbound from Orange:
Right into Metrolink
Left on Orange
Right on Juniper
Left on Arrow, resume route

Westbound from Juniper:
Left on Orange
Layover on Orange

Route 14
Eastbound from Orange:
Right into Metrolink
Left on Orange
Right on Juniper
Right on Foothill, resume route

Westbound from Foothill:
Cross Sierra
Left on Juniper
Left on Orange
Layover on Orange

Route 15
Eastbound from Orange:
Right into Metrolink
Left on Orange
Right on Juniper
Right on Foothill
Right on Alder, resume route

Westbound from Alder:
Left on Foothill
Left on Juniper
Left on Orange
Layover on Orange

Route 19
Eastbound from Metrolink:
Left on Orange
Left on Juniper
Left on Randall
Right on Sierra, resume route

Westbound from Sierra:
Left on Randall
Right on Juniper
Right on Orange
Right into Metrolink

Route 61
Eastbound from San Bernardino:
Right on Juniper
Left on Marygold
Left on Sierra
Left on Randall
Right on Juniper
Right on Orange, resume route

Westbound from Metrolink:
Left on Orange
Left on Juniper
Left on San Bernardino
Right on Sierra, resume route

Route 66
Eastbound from Foothill
Right on Juniper
Left on Orange
Layover on Orange

Westbound from Metrolink
Left on Orange
Right on Juniper
Left on Foothill, resume route

Route 82
Eastbound from Sierra
Left on Randall
Right on Juniper
Right on Orange, into Metrolink
Left on Orange
Right on Juniper
Right on Foothill
Left on Sierra, resume route

Westbound from Sierra
Right on Foothill
Left on Juniper
Left on Orange into Metrolink
Left on Orange
Left on Juniper
Left on Randall
Right on Sierra, resume route


COLTON
Routes affected: 1, 19
Streets to be closed from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.:

  • La Cadena between C and O Street

Route 1
Northbound from Valley:
Right on Rancho
Left on 10 Freeway
Exit Mt. Vernon
Right on Mt. Vernon, resume route

Southbound from Mt. Vernon:
Right into 10 Freeway
Exit Rancho
Left on Valley, resume route

Route 19
Eastbound from C St.:
Right on 9th St.
Left on Valley
Right on Mt. Vernon, resume route

Westbound from Mt. Vernon:
Left on Valley
Right on 9th St.
Left on Olive, resume route


SAN BERNARDINO
Routes affected: 1, 3, 4
Streets to be closed from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:

  • Highland between Valencia and Golden

Route 1
Northbound from Waterman:
Right on Highland
Left on Valencia
Right on 30th/Lynnwood, resume route

Southbound from Highland:
Right on Del Rosa
Left on Lynnwood/30th
Left on Valencia
Right on Highland
Left on Waterman, resume route

Route 3
Westbound from Highland:
Right on Del Rosa
Left on Lynnwood/30th
Left on Valencia
Right on Highland, resume route

Route 4
Eastbound from Highland:
Left on Valencia
Right on 30th/Lynnwood
Right on Del Rosa
Left on Highland, resume route


YUCAIPA
Routes affected: 19
Streets to be closed from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

  • Yucaipa Blvd. between Oak Glen and 5th St.

Route 19
Eastbound from Yucaipa Blvd.:
Left on Oak Glen
Right on 5th St.
Right into transit center (end of line)

Westbound from transit center:
Left on 5th
Left on Oak Glen
Right on Yucaipa, resume route

Metrolink service extends to the San Bernardino Transit Center on December 18

 

Commuting to and from downtown San Bernardino is about to get easier for you and all transit riders in the region! Beginning Monday, December 18, 2017, Metrolink service will extend to the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC), connecting to several Omnitrans local routes, the sbX Green Line, and neighboring transit agencies: Pass Transit, Mountain Transit, Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), and Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) starting January 2018.

Currently, Metrolink services San Bernardino from the Santa Fe Depot. With the completion of the extension project, the Metrolink San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County Lines will now extend service one mile further east to Downtown San Bernardino at the transit center located at 599 W. Rialto Ave. (Arrow, the forthcoming passenger rail service connecting San Bernardino to Redlands, will enhance rail connectivity beyond San Bernardino when it launches in early 2021.)

While Metrolink is its own entity and not operated by Omnitrans, we look forward to enhancing regional transportation through this partnership. As a reminder, your Metrolink one-way ticket is good for one free transfer to an Omnitrans bus departing a Metrolink station, including the SBTC. For the full Metrolink Transfer policy, please click here.

You can join us and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBTCA) in celebrating the completion of this project on Tuesday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in the new Park & Ride lot south of the San Bernardino Transit Center and feature raffles, food, live performances, community resources, and a showcase of Metrolink’s new clean diesel locomotive!

To begin planning your travel, refer to the Metrolink schedule and timetable. For more information on Metrolink service, visit metrolinktrains.com.

Buses not in service on Thanksgiving Day

In observance of Thanksgiving, Omnitrans buses will not be in service on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The 1-800-9-OMNIBUS customer service line and administrative offices will also be closed on this day.

Regular bus service will resume the following day, Friday, November 24. The customer service center will also re-open, but administrative offices will be remain closed until the following Monday.

From the Omnitrans family to you, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

Bus detours scheduled in San Bernardino on Veterans Day

Three Omnitrans routes will be detouring in San Bernardino on Saturday, November 11, 2017 as we honor our veterans during the Veterans Day Parade & Car Show.

The street closed is Mt. Vernon, between 6th Street and 16th Street, and routes affected are 3, 4, and 10.

Detours will be in effect from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. for the routes listed below. Remember to plan ahead if your usual routes are on detour!

Route 3
Eastbound from Medical Center
Left on 5th Street, resume route

Route 4
Westbound from 5th Street
Right on Medical Center, resume route

Route 10
Eastbound from Base Line
Left on Medical Center
Right on 16th
Right on Massachussetts
Left on Base Line, resume route

Westbound from Base Line
Right on Massachussetts
Left on 16th
Left on Medical Center
Right on Base Line, resume route

Detours scheduled due to Rendezvous Back to Route 66

Due to the 5th Annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 event in Downtown San Bernardino on Saturday, October 7, 2017, several Omnitrans routes will be detouring between 8 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Please plan ahead as your bus stop locations may be affected!

Route 1
Northbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Continue on Rialto
Left on Mt. View
Right on 2nd St.

Southbound from Sierra Way:
Right on 2nd St.
Left on Mt. View
Right on Rialto

Route 2
Northbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Continue on F St.
Left on 2nd St.
Right on G/H St.
Right on 5th St.
Left on E St.

Southbound from E St.:
Right on 5th St.
Left on H/G St.
Left on Rialto

Route 3
Eastbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Right on Rialto
Left on Sierra Way
Left on 5th St.
Right on Arrowhead
Left on E St.

Route 4
Westbound from Arrowhead:
Left on 5th St.
Right on Sierra Way
Right on Rialto

Route 10
Northbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Left on Sierra Way
Left on 5th St.

Route 11
Northbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Right on Rialto
Left on Sierra Way
Left on 5th St.
Right on D St.

Southbound from D St.:
Left on 5th St.
Right on Sierra Way
Right on Rialto

Route 14
Eastbound from 5th St.:
Right on Sierra Way
Right on Rialto

Westbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Right on Rialto
Left on Sierra Way
Left on 5th St.

Route 15
Eastbound from the San Bernardino Transit Center:
Right on Rialto
Left on Sierra Way
Right on 3rd St.

Westbound from 3rd St.:
Left on Sierra Way
Right on Rialto