The new year will welcome Omnitrans riders with new service enhancements and more connectivity! Beginning on Sunday, January 8th, Route 215 customers can expect changes implemented by Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) as part of a project that will introduce new and upgraded bus stops at more than 20 central locations. The project is designed to deliver world-class service to popular destinations as the Riverside area continues to grow and expand.
The existing Riverside Downtown Terminal will shut down and Route 215, our Freeway Express route traveling from the San Bernardino Transit Center to Downtown Riverside, will make adjustments to better serve our riders traveling to the area. The new stop for Route 215 will be located at University and Lemon, with one additional connecting stop at the Metrolink Station in Downtown Riverside on Vine Street (see map below). This change will be effective on Sunday, January 8th.
Additional adjustments to local Omnitrans routes go into effect on Monday, January 2nd as listed below.
Please refer to the January 2017 Omnitrans Bus Book, which can be previewed online here, for details.
Route 66: Three additional Saturday PM trips have been added.
Route 80: 7:02 AM trip time adjusted for Vineyard Jr. High School.
Routes 81, 83, 84, 85 and 88: Improved transfers at Chino Transit Center.
Route 215 Express: New connection to downtown Riverside Metrolink, with a new stop at University and Lemon.
Route 290 Express: Runtime adjustments have been made for transfers at the San Bernardino Transit and Montclair Transit Centers.
Minor changes have also been made to the following routes:
Weekdays: Routes 3, 4, 8, 15, 19, 80, 81, 82, 83, 215 and 365.
Saturday: Routes 83, 84, 85, 88, 215 and 365.
Sunday: Routes 83, 84, 85, 88, 215 and 365.
Please be mindful of multiple service change dates, and be sure to check your schedule before traveling. For real-time bus arrival info, be sure to download the official Omnitrans app, available FREE in the iTunes and Google Play app stores!