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For members of the media looking for comment regarding Omnitrans, please use the following contact information (in the following order):

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Quick Facts for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Local & Express Fixed Route Ridership* 12,178,000
Demand Response Ridership* 439,000
Local & Express Bus Mileage* 9,675,000
Demand Response Mileage* 3,332,000
Service Area 456 sq. miles
Service Area Population 1.48 Million
Operating Budget (net of depreciation) $77,210,769
Local & Express Bus Routes 29
Local & Express Peak Hour Buses 145
Local & Express Bus Fleet 175
Demand Response/Shuttle Fleet 107
Alternatively Fueled Bus Fleet 201
Community Shuttle Routes 5
JPA Membership 16
Board Members 20
Employees* 650

* projected

About Our Fleet

Omnitrans currently operates a fleet of 40 and 60-foot clean fuel transit coaches. Vehicles used for our OmniGo and Access service include gasoline and CNG-powered cutaway minibuses. In addition, Omnitrans has a vintage 1958 GMC TDH 4801 transit coach nicknamed Old Blue, which was restored in 2001 and is used for community events and parades. Here is a summary of the current Omnitrans fleet:

Local and Express Routes

Quantity Manufacturer Fuel
161 New Flyer (40') CNG
14 New Flyer (60') CNG

Demand Response and Community Circulator Fleet (OmniGo & Access)

Quantity Manufacturer Fuel
18 Ford Aerotech Gasoline
63 Ford Starcraft Gasoline
26 Ford Starcraft CNG

Restored Vintage Coach (Old Blue)

Quantity Manufacturer Fuel
1 1958 GMC Diesel

System Ridership

Ridership figures below represent total passenger boardings by fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for all Omnitrans services (local, express, demand response).
Fiscal Year Ridership % Change
2016 12,806,079 -11.0%
2015 14,389,991 -8.30%
2014 15,689,294 -2.80%
2013 16,146,278 0.00%
2012 16,152,101 7.40%
2011 15,038,406 1.94%
2010 14,751,260 -4.54%
2009 15,452,794 4.20%
2008 14,826,501 -4.40%
2007 15,480,043 -0.10%
2006 15,497,166 0.50%
2005 15,420,783 -3.00%
2004 15,902,857 -4.60%
2003 16,671,990 -1.50%
2002 16,925,613 1.00%
2001 16,754,115 9.20%
2000 15,118,778 2.50%

New Programs

As public transit provider to one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, our success depends upon our ability to plan for the future. Here are a few of the new programs and future directions for Omnitrans.

West Valley Connector Corridor

The San Bernardino Valley will experience growing traffic congestion and one million more people by 2030. Omnitrans is working to improve mobility in the Valley with an enhanced, state-of-the-art bus rapid transit system.

The West Valley Connector Corridor is the next segment in this system. The project goals are:
  • Respond to growth in Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair and Pomona
  • Provide faster, more attractive transit service on Holt Blvd./Route 61 and Foothill Blvd./Route 66 corridors
  • Connect all major activity centers:
    • Ontario Mills, Convention Center and Ontario Airport
    • Victoria Gardens, schools, downtown and civic center areas
    • 3 Metrolink stations
    • Major employers such as Kaiser Permanente Hospital
  • Support the cities’ plans
  • Analyze all viable alternatives to determine the best option

For more information on the West Valley Connector Corridor click here.

San Bernardino Transit Center

Omnitrans opened the San Bernardino Transit Center in September 2015. A partnership between Omnitrans and SANBAG, the center is a regional hub connecting Omnitrans local and express routes, Mountain Transit and Victor Valley Transit Authority. In 2017, Metrolink service will be extended to the site.

Photography & filming on Omnitrans

Being in Southern California, the entertainment production capital of the world, Omnitrans occasionally receives requests for film production on Omnitrans buses and at our facilities.
CONTACT US
Omnitrans Headquarters
1700 W. Fifth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 379-7100
Map & Directions
Office Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.
Closed weekends & holidays.

Lost and Found
(909) 379-7100
San Bernardino Transit Center
599 W. Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Map & Directions
Customer Service Hours
7:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays,
9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekends.

Omnitrans Job Line
1 (888) 893-1604
Omnitrans Bus Information
1 (800) 9-OMNIBUS or
1 (800) 966-6428
Hours of Operation
7:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekends.

TRS (for hearing impaired)
Dial 711
Access ADA Service Reservations
East Valley (909) 383-1680
West Valley 1 (800) 990-2404

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