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Public meetings scheduled for proposed route changes in 2018-2019

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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
  • 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

Click here for details and maps.

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 Bernardino, 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

Ontario
Thursday, April 12, 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.

Navigating Omnitrans September service changes

Route 19 Omnitrans bus at bus stop. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

Trying to figure out how the September 8th service changes will affect your daily trip? To help answer your questions, we’ve compiled a list of the most common destinations in East Valley and West Valley and the routes that will serve them.

For more information on the new service changes check out our Guide to September Service Changes.

You can also get a closer look at maps and schedules in our September Bus Book preview.

EAST VALLEY

How can I get to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino?
Route 1 now stops at Lynwood and Victoria, just outside the main casino entrance.

How can I get to the SB County Departments of Aging & Adult Services, and Public Health?
Route 8 provides service to Mill and Lena, serving both of these important service providers.

How can I reach Goodwill Industries, CID Center for Individual Development, the Arrowhead Vista Apts. and Andersen School
These 4th Street destinations, previously served by Route 8, can now be reached on Route 15.

How can I get to the San Bernardino International Airport, or Norton AFB area businesses?
Route 15 now serves the airport, old air force base, Stater Bros. headquarters and the San Bernardino Community College District previously served by Route 8.

Where do I catch the bus at Indian Springs High School?
Route 15 still serves Indian Springs, but instead of stopping in back of the high school (on the north side of the school), stops are now on the east side of the school, closer to main entrances and exits.

Where do I catch the bus near Aquinas High School?
The closest stop to Aquinas is now on Lynwood at the intersection of Lynwood and Del Rosa.

 How has service changed on 9th Street in San Bernardino?
9th Street is now served by several routes connecting to the San Bernardino Transit Center, instead of just east-west service on Route 15. You can now catch north-south service on 9th at Tippecanoe, Waterman, Sierra Way, Arrowhead, and D Street.

Why was the tripper to TEAM House eliminated?
The new Route 8 provides service within 1-block of the TEAM house with stops at Sierra Way and Mill. This new routing provide bus service within a block of team house every 30 minutes instead of a twice a day tripper from the old Route 15.

Omnitrans bus at the Montclair Transit Center. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson

WEST VALLEY

How can I get to the Shoppes in Chino Hills, and Chino Hills City Hall?
Route 88 now serves both the Shoppes and City Hall, previously served by Route 65.

What’s the best way to get around on Central Ave.?
The new Route 85 travels along Central every 30 minutes, an improvement over the 60-minute service previously available on Route 65.

Which route serves the College Park community in Chino?
This transit-friendly community is now complete, and service is provided by Route 83. Service is extending south on Euclid Avenue, all the way to Eucalyptus Avenue, to serve this neighborhood.

What’s the best way to get around on Mountain Ave.?
The new Route 84 is dedicated to Mountain Ave., traveling from the Chino Transit Center on the south end to 19th Street and the Colonies in Upland on the north end. It doesn’t connect to the Montclair Transit Center, but it’s an easy to transfer to Route 66 on Foothill Blvd. or the new Route 85 at Arrow Route to get to Montclair.

How can I get from the Montclair Transit Center to Mountain Ave.
Just make a quick transfer to the new Route 84 from Route 66 on Foothill Blvd. or Route 85 on Arrow Route.

Which routes serve San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland?
Three routes still serve this important facility – but some numbers have changed. Route 66 still serves Foothill Boulevard, and new Routes 85 and 86 now serve the south side of the hospital on San Bernardino Road.

How can I get to the Maclin Open Air Market/Ontario Swap Meet
Great news – Saturday service is BACK on Route 81, which now serves the market on Riverside Dr., so you have even more time to shop! You also can connect to Routes 66 and 61 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Which route serves the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station
Previously served by Route 81, you can now get there on Route 82.

How can I get to Victoria Gardens?
In addition to frequent service on Foothill, Route 82 now has two stops on Day Creek Avenue, on the west side of the mall.

How can I get to Alta Loma High School?
Route 67 no longer serves the school on Baseline Road, but Route 80 provides service to the school on Carnelian Avenue.

How can I get to my doctor appointments at the Rancho San Antonio Medical Center?
You now have your choice of two routes! Route 82, traveling on Church Street, serves the Center, as well as the new Route 85 on Milliken Avenue.

Can I still catch the bus on Victoria Park Lane (Rancho Cucamonga High School)?
Service between Day Creek and Milliken has been removed due to low ridership, but you can connect with the new Route 85 on Milliken Avenue to travel north-south, or with Route 67 on Baseline to travel east-west.

I’m a Chaffey College student, and attend classes at both the Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga campuses. How can I get there?
The restructured Route 67 now offers you a one-seat ride between campuses, connecting the Fontana Transit Center and Chaffey College along Baseline with no need for a transfer!

Omnitrans Montclair Transit Center bus shelter. Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson