Cruisn’ Historic Downtown Ontario

Last weekend Omnitrans was pleased to participate in the inaugural Route 66 Cruisn’ Reunion event in Ontario.  What a fun event!  Omnitrans event staff gave away goodies, Buster the Bus posed for pictures and our vintage bus Old Blue was on display.

Being at the event reminded staff of our connection with the city of Ontario and its urban history.  In December 2012, the City of Ontario and Omnitrans unveiled the new Civic Center Transfer Station, part of an extensive partnership with the city to revitalize and improve the heart of downtown Ontario.  Bus stops, shelters and benches were redesigned to match the blend of Commercial Brick Vernacular, Craftsman Bungalow, Mission Revival and Googie architectural styles unique to Ontario’s historic downtown.

Bus shelters like this one located on Euclid Ave. in Ontario were designed to match the historic feel of downtown.

If you have time during your travels around Ontario, take a walking tour of the city, starting from the railroad station near Euclid and Holt.  You’ll be able to see how the architectural style of buildings from the 1880’s through the 1950’s has changed.   And while you are there, check out the unique style of Omnitrans bus stops located around the Civic Center. It’s like talking a walk back in time!

– Janice Kuhn

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