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Veterans Ride Free on Veterans Day 2018

To thank and honor our veterans, Omnitrans will offer free unlimited rides to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. It is our way of saying thank you for your service.

Veterans may simply board with a Veteran ID card, indicating retired military status. The offer is good on any Omnitrans vehicle including sbX, Freeway Express, OmniGo community shuttles, and our local fixed-route buses.

Accepted forms of ID include those issued by US Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs, San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Veterans enjoy discounts throughout the year with our discounted Veterans Fare and bus passes. Required methods of proof of eligibility for such fare discount include:

  • County of San Bernardino Military Veterans ID card
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs ID card
  • Department of Defense retired ID card, or
  • a transit agency Veterans ID card

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for the San Bernardino County Military Veterans ID card, please click here to apply online.

Omnitrans Board approves Veterans Fare for 2015

On October 1st, the Omnitrans Board of Directors  approved a fare change policy to provide a discounted fare for veterans and a free fare for active duty military and uniformed police and fire officers. The new fare goes into effect beginning January 2015, and will be accepted on all Omnitrans, sbX and OmniGo buses. It is not valid for Access ADA service.

New Fare Policy

Under the new policy, veterans are required to show a valid Veterans ID card while boarding in order to receive discounted fare. Acceptable ID cards include:

Active duty military personnel must wear the appropriate uniform at the time of boarding and present a valid U.S. Unformed Services ID card indicating active service or a Common Access card indicating uniformed services or active duty.

Police and fire personnel must be in full Class A uniform at the time of boarding.

Price of New Veterans Fare

Veterans will be able to purchase special veterans passes for 50% less than the full fare. These passes will be accepted on all Omnitrans, sbX and OmniGo buses. No veteran fare will be offered on Access curb-to-curb service. The cost of the new veterans passes will be:

  • Cash $0.75
  • Day Pass $2.25
  • 7-Day Pass $8.00
  • 31-Day Pass $27.50.

Public Response

Public feedback on  the new veterans fare has been overwhelmingly positive.

Osvaldo Maysonet, Veterans Specialist for VetLink, a strong supporter of the new veterans fare, believes it will enable many in the community he serves to get back on their feet again.

“Thank you on behalf of all Veterans who come January will be able to access their community in a very affordable, reliable, and dignified way,” said Maysonet.