Collaboration between Omnitrans and the Cities in our service area is key to the progression of transit service for our riders and community members. As part of a joint powers authority (JPA) including 15 cities and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, Omnitrans regularly partners with the cities in our service area to provide accessibility improvements at bus stops.
Having a flat concrete boarding area at the curb where the bus stops is necessary for passengers to easily and safely board and alight from the bus. Omnitrans and JPA member cities can apply for and receive funding for accessibility improvement projects every two years from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA). Such funding is made available through the State of California’s Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3.
Currently, the City of Redlands is in construction for access improvement projects at 30 bus stops throughout their city along Omnitrans routes 8, 15, and 19. These bus stop accessibility enhancements are funded with a combination of the above-mentioned TDA Article 3 funds from SBCTA, City funds, and Omnitrans funds.
RIDER ALERT: Construction on all 30 stops is expected to be over by Friday, July 5, 2019. If your stop is being worked on, please travel to the nearest available stop.
Over the last five years, Omnitrans and member agencies have collectively applied for and received funds to construct access improvements at more than 150 bus stops. In addition to Omnitrans, the following cities have applied for funds and made access improvements at bus stops within their communities: Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Highland, Ontario, Redlands, San Bernardino, Upland, and Yucaipa.