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    Public Input Requested on Student Fare Program and Bloomington Microtransit Proposals

    October 11, 2021

    As demand for transit services evolves and transportation patterns change, it is important that we evolve and adapt; however, we can’t do it alone. We need your input! OmniTrans staff is seeking public feedback on two service proposals this fall – OmniRide microtransit service in Bloomington and continuation of the Free Fares for School pilot program. 

    OmniRide Bloomington

    OmniTrans proposes implementation of a new microtransit service, OmniRide Bloomington, to cover the unincorporated community of Bloomington and surrounding areas. Implementation of this on-demand, rideshare service would replace the current fixed-route bus, Route 329, serving this area. The new service would increase connectivity to south Fontana, Colton at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Agua Mansa, and large logistics employment centers in Bloomington. OmniRide Bloomington would also serve as the ADA paratransit service provider within the boundary area.  

    Free Fares for School 

    In August 2021, OmniTrans implemented a six-month pilot program granting all K-12 students free rides on OmniTrans buses with their valid student ID. The six-month pilot would end February 6, 2022. OmniTrans seeks the public’s input on the potential continuation of Free Fares for School through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (ending June 2022).  

    View the public hearing poster. (English / Español) View a video presentation of the public hearing proposals. Vea una presentación en video de las propuestas de junta pública.

    How to provide your input 

    Meet with OmniTrans staff and discuss the proposed plans at any of the scheduled in-person and virtual public meetings: 

    CommunityLocationDateTimeRoutes to Meeting
    FontanaSouth Fontana Transfer CenterThursday,
    10/28
    8AM-10AM19, 61 329
    Virtual Meeting*Zoom (Click to join)
    Meeting ID: 892 0273 3776
    Thursday,
    10/28
    6PM-7PMOnline
    ColtonArrowhead Regional Medical Center Transfer CenterTuesday,
    11/2
    11AM-1PM1, 19, 22, 290
    Bloomington*Lillian Court Senior Apartments
    Community Room
    18028 Valley Blvd.,
    Bloomington, CA 92316
    Wednesday,
    11/3
    2:30PM-4:30PM329
    MontclairMontclair Transit CenterFriday,
    11/5
    5PM-7PM66, 84, 85, 88, 290, OmniRide Upland
    Virtual Meeting*Zoom (Click to join)
    Meeting ID: 891 2838 7582
    Saturday,
    11/6
    10AM-11AMOnline
    San BernardinoSan Bernardino Transit CenterMonday,
    11/8
    5PM-7PM1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 215, 290, 305, sbX, OmniAccess
    FontanaFontana Transit CenterTuesday,
    11/9
    5PM-7PM10, 14, 15, 19, 61, 66, 67, 82, 312

    * – Formal public hearings.

    If you are unable to attend these events, you can still provide your input through the end of Friday, November 12, 2021 via: 

    Phone: 909-379-7342 

    Mail: Omnitrans, Strategic Development Dept., 1700 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411 

    Email: planning@omnitrans.org  

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