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Guide to May 2018 Service Changes

Summertime and the living’s easy…Omnitrans is excited about new service enhancements just in time for the best summer ever! All service changes are found in the new Bus Book, effective Monday, May 7 – Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Click here for a Bus Book preview.

Last year, Omnitrans introduced Freeway Express Route 208 connecting Downtown San Bernardino and Yucaipa with limited stops along the way at popular destinations and connection points. With the new service changes, Route 208 is introducing two additional trips in the morning and evening – departing eastbound at 6:18 a.m. /7:02 a.m. westbound; and 5:00 p.m. eastbound/6:10 p.m. westbound.

Additionally, the wildly popular Summer Youth Fare is back this June and July! Students 18 and younger who are off of school for the summer can get out and explore for only $1 each way with proof of age. That means that shopping trips to the mall, movie screenings, outings to the park, lunch and coffee with friends are only $1 this summer!

Below is a list of all routes affected. As always, remember to plan ahead if your route schedule is changing.

Route 2: Arrival and departures adjusted at San Bernardino Transit Center, Saturdays and Sundays.

Route 3: Arrival and departures adjusted at San Bernardino Transit Center, Saturdays and Sundays.

Route 14: Minor runtime adjustments, weekdays only.

Route 15: Minor runtime adjustments, weekdays only.

Route 20: Minor runtime adjustments, weekdays only.

Route 61: Weekday times adjusted to improve connections with Route 14 at the Fontana Transit Center.

Route 66: Runtimes adjusted to weekday and Saturday schedules.

Route 82: Saturday service frequency and runtimes adjusted to 70 minutes to improve reliability and on-time performance.

Route 86: Weekday times adjusted for more transfer opportunities at San Antonio Regional Hospital.

Route 208: Two trips added: 6:18 a.m. eastbound/7:02 a.m. westbound; and 5:00 p.m. eastbound/6:10 p.m. westbound.

Route 215: Time adjustments on all days to improve travel and connections to the San Bernardino Transit Center.

sbX: Runtime adjustments to improve transfers at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital.

Over at the Chino Transit Center, OmniGo Route 365 and Route 81 bays have swapped places. If it’s your stop, refer to map below for new bus stop locations:

No service holidays: Buses will not be in operation on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day, as well as on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day.

Bus detours scheduled in Chino for Saturday, February 3

Due to the Russ Miller Memorial 5K Run and Community Walk in Chino on Saturday, February 3, 2018, five different Omnitrans routes will temporarily detour from the beginning of the day until approximately 10:30 a.m.

Remember to plan ahead if your regular bus stop is affected!

Route 81 (route map)

  • Southbound, continue straight past Central
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into the Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse for Northbound

Route 83 (route map)

  • Southbound from Central/Edison
  • Left on Edison
  • Right on Monte Vista
  • Right on Chino
  • Left into Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse for Northbound

Route 84 (route map)

  • Southbound from Mountain/Riverside
  • Right on Riverside
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse for Northbound

Route 85 (route map)

  • Southbound from Central/Riverside
  • Right on Riverside
  • Left on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse for Northbound

Route 88 (route map)

  • Southbound from Riverside
  • Right on Third
  • Left on Chino
  • Left into Chino Transit Center
  • Reverse for Northbound

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!