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Omnitrans Connecting at Ontario International Airport Every 15 Minutes

Getting to Ontario International Airport (ONT) is about to get easier for travelers starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2017! Avoid the parking lot crowding, pricey ride hailing or car rental and get dropped off, or picked up, right at your terminal by Omnitrans’ Route 61.

When September service changes go into effect on Tuesday, Route 61 will service ONT every 15 minutes, seven days a week. Both Omnitrans bus stops are located along Terminal Way at Terminals 2 and 4, just east of the baggage claim areas. Riding the bus is convenient and cost-effective, with regular one-way fare for only $1.75.

“Ontario International Airport is a public treasure and it should be more readily accessible by public transit, particularly as we add air service and the number of passengers we serve continues to rise,” said Alan D. Wapner, Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) president and Omnitrans board member. “We are grateful to Omnitrans for increasing dependable and affordable service for air travelers, greeters and employees alike.”

Route 61 map. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Beginning at the Pomona Metrolink station, Route 61 runs through Pomona, Montclair, and Ontario, before ending at the Fontana Metrolink station (reverse for westbound.) The first bus arrives in ONT at 4:45 a.m., with the last bus departing at 10:45 p.m.

Omnitrans Route 80 also reaches ONT with hourly service seven days a week, traveling through Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga. For more details on how to ride and to plan your trip, visit www.omnitrans.org.

 

Guide to September Service Changes

School is back in session, the leaves will be changing color soon, and the new Bus Book is here!

With service changes effective on Tuesday, September 6th comes long-awaited direct service into Ontario International Airport. Taking into consideration the feedback received from riders and operators, Route 80 will now make two stops directly in front of Terminals 2 and 4. To preserve travel time, Route 80 will no longer be traveling west on Holt Blvd. to Euclid and Sultana Aves. in downtown Ontario (please see the updated map below).  Not to worry, though! Route 61 will continue providing service westbound to downtown Ontario.

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While there aren’t any major changes to report for our other routes, minor adjustments have been made to the following routes, so be sure to check your schedule before you travel!

Route 14:  Weekday and Sunday schedules have been adjusted for A.M. transfers with Route 61 in Fontana.

Route 19:  Weekday schedule adjusted for improved transfers with Route 8 at Crafton Hills College.

Route 67:  Early AM tripper service to Etiwanda High School has been eliminated. The 3:32 PM tripper will remain.

Route 80:  Service has been added to Ontario International Airport, via Holt and Airport Drive.  Service has been discontinued to downtown Ontario.

Route 82:  Weekday schedule has been adjusted to help serve Summit High School.

Route 290 Freeway Express: Service has been expanded to include more mid-day trips.

In other exciting news, Pass Transit, serving Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, Cherry Valley and Cabazon, will offer service to the San Bernardino Transit Center beginning September 14! You can get more info here.

Minor changes also have been made to the following routes:

Weekdays:  Routes 8, 11, 14, 19, 80, 82, 83, 84 and 325.

Saturday: Routes 80, 83 and 84.

Sunday:  Routes 14, 80, 83 and  84.

Get a preview of the September Bus Book here.

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Route 80 Public Meetings

Omnitrans is hosting two public meetings in early July to gather feedback on a proposed service change to Route 80, which travels through Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga.

The agency is proposing a change to the south end of the route in September, which would serve Ontario International Airport (ONT). Essentially, Route 80 would be unchanged north of Holt Ave., but instead of heading west on Holt Ave. to the Ontario Civic Center Transfer Center, the route would turn east to serve ONT, as shown in the maps below. A connection to downtown Ontario would be provided by Route 61.

For more information, please attend one of Omnitrans’ public meetings at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
6:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Ontario Civic Center Transfer Station, Sultana and Holt Aves.
Take Routes 61, 80, 83, or 86

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ontario Senior Center, 225 East “B” St.
Take Routes 61, 80, 83, or 86

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Ontario Civic Center Transfer Station, Sultana and Holt Aves.
Take Routes 61, 80, 83, or 86

Public comments also may be submitted by mail to Omnitrans, 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411, phone at 909-379-7150, or email at publiccomments@omnitrans.org. The deadline for comments is July 8, 2016.

Current Route 80

 

Proposed Route 80