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Public meetings scheduled for proposed route changes in 2018-2019

Omnitrans has proposed routing and scheduling modifications to several routes later in 2018 and 2019. Because these changes impact you, our route planning team will be holding public meetings in April to obtain your valuable feedback.

Up for discussion are a wide spectrum of proposals including:

  • Adding Saturday service on sbX in San Bernardino and Loma Linda with a corresponding reduction on local Route 2 weekend service
  • Modifying Route 14 service in Downtown San Bernardino to reduce duplication, improve transfer connections, and improve on-time performance
  • Extending Route 83 service in Upland to include a loop to better serve the Colonies Crossroads
  • Rerouting Route 86 service in Ontario to serve Bon View Avenue including the Dorothy A Quesada Community Center and Baldy View Regional Occupation Program (Baldy View ROP) instead of Campus Avenue between Francis Avenue and Mission Avenue – click here for map of proposed rerouting
  • Eliminating the regular acceptance of pennies as a form of payment on board
  • Adding the ability to purchase 10-packs of single-ride fares on the mobile payment platform

These proposed changes are part of Omnitrans’ continuous efforts to meet the needs and priorities of our passengers and evolve as our communities grow. Additionally, Omnitrans is seeking funds to install racks that hold three bikes instead of two on all of our buses, as well as secure bicycle parking at transit centers. Tell us what you think!

Your participation is encouraged at any of these public meetings:

San Bernardino
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
San Bernardino Transit Center
599 W. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Omnitrans East Valley Facility
1700 W. 5th Street, San Bernadino, CA 92411

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6 a.m.-10 a.m.
San Bernardino Transit Center
599 W. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6 a.m.-10 a.m.
Ontario Civic Center Transfer Station
Holt Blvd. & Lemon Ave. (one block east of Euclid Ave.)

Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center
1010 S. Bon View Avenue, Ontario , CA 91761

If you are unable to attend our public meetings, you may submit your comments via e-mail to planning@omnitrans.org or by phone at 909-379-7150 through Monday, April 16, 2018.

Omnitrans West Valley Service Changes

Montclair Transit Center. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

With the upcoming September 8th service changes, West Valley Omnitrans riders will notice a number of routes have been reconfigured, and might even be a combination of previous routes. Routes 63, 65 and 68 have been eliminated. These changes help to streamline routes in the West Valley, significantly reducing travel time, and requiring fewer transfers. For this reason, some routes have been renumbered. Routes numbered in the 60s travel mostly east and west, and routes numbered in the 80s travel mostly north and south.

Here’s a look at the five new routes that have been added:

  • Route 290 Freeway Express – connects downtown San Bernardino, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Ontario Mills and the Montclair Transit Center. This route cuts travel time in half, compared to similar local bus service. Service runs weekdays at peak hours. Passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi onboard. Try Route 290 FREE September 8th – 11thfor a relaxing and hassle-free commute. You’ll be glad you did.
  • Route 84 – provides direct north-south service on Mountain Avenue, connecting Chino, Ontario and Upland. It will cover previous sections of Routes 63, 67, and 80 that serve Mountain Avenue.
  • Route 85 – provides 30 minute weekday service between Chino Transit Center and Chaffey College on Central Avenue, Arrow Route, and Milliken Avenue. It combines services previous covered by Routes 65, 68 and 81.
  • Route 86 – connects Ontario and Upland, near San Antonio Hospital. The route travels primarily on Vineyard and Campus Avenues. It covers segments previously serviced by Routes 63 and 81.
  • Route 88 – provides 60 minute weekday service on Ramona Avenue, connecting to Chino Hills. It covers sections previously service by Routes 65 and 68.

Have questions about navigating the new routes? We’re here to help. Omnitrans ambassadors will be at the San Bernardino Transit Center, the Chaffey College Transit Center, the Ontario Transit Center, the Montclair Transit Center, the Chino Transit Center and Ontario Mills during peak hours on August 8th and 9th.

For a closer look at the West Valley routes and schedules affected by the new service changes, check out our September Bus Book preview.

Omnitrans bus at Montclair Transit Center.  Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson