Guide to September 2019 Service Changes

Bus Book, September 2019.

As we begin to bid farewell to summer nights, we usher in new connections and destinations with Omnitrans! Reap the benefits of our upcoming service enhancements, effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019. (Remember: Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019 is a no-service holiday!)

September service changes include minor transfer point enhancements and runtime adjustments, but most notably, three routes are undergoing big changes: Route 11, Route 22, and Route 208.

To connect riders traveling east from Fontana, Route 11 will become the new Route 12, providing direct access from Fontana Metrolink to the CSUSB campus. Route 12 will serve major employment centers along the way, including Amazon warehouses and the Renaissance Marketplace in Rialto, which opened in 2018, creating a multitude of jobs as well as destinations to eat, shop, and play. Note: Route 12 will not connect at the San Bernardino Transit Center.

Route 22 will now serve the Renaissance Marketplace in Rialto. Click map to enlarge.

Route 22 will slightly realign to provide bus service to visitors and employees of the Renaissance Marketplace along Linden, Renaissance Parkway and Ayala in Rialto.

As you might have already known, Freeway Express Route 208 connecting Yucaipa, Redlands, and San Bernardino will be eliminated due to low usage. Fortunately, service between Yucaipa and San Bernardino is still available via Route 19 (with transfer to Route 2) and Route 8.

Summary of all September service changes:

  • Route 1: 8:37 p.m. trip eliminated on Saturdays.
  • Route 3: 7:23 a.m. and 5:33 p.m. trips eliminated on Sundays.
  • Route 7: 8:23 p.m. and 9:23 p.m. trips eliminated on weekdays.
  • New Route 12: Replaces Route 11, with service to Fontana Metrolink, Rialto and north San Bernardino.
  • Route 14: Tripper to ISS eliminated.
  • Route 15: 5:39 a.m. and 8:13 p.m. trips eliminated on weekdays.
  • Route 22: Now serves Linden, Renaissance Parkway and Ayala.
  • Route 66: 5:45 p.m. trip eliminated on weekdays.
  • Route 208: Eliminated.

Run Time Adjustments

  • All Days: Routes 1, 3, 4, 12, 19, 22, 61, 85.
  • Weekdays: Routes 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 67, 80, 81, 83, 86, 88, OmniGo 325.
  • Saturdays: Routes 2, 5, 8, 61, 84.
  • Sundays: Routes 14, 61, 66, 83, 84, 88.

Don’t forget to plan your travel accordingly if your route is undergoing any changes, and don’t forget that fares are also changing as of Monday, September 2, 2019! For a detailed look at the new bus fares, click here.

September 2019 Bus Book Preview

16 thoughts on “Guide to September 2019 Service Changes

  1. HIGHWAY ROBBERY, THEY’RE RAISING FARES AND ELIMINATING RUNS. THIS IS LIKE HAVING YOUR GROCERY STORE INCREASE THE PRICE OF YOUR DOZEN EGGS AND ELIMINATE 4 EGGS. THIS IS A MAJOR CRIME.

  2. Metro and Foothill Transit also have raised fares to 1.75. Yet it will cost more to take a bus with Omnitrans. That’s why I decided to drive my car once again. I understand operating costs rise. But how can neighboring agencies who have larger fleets make it a nominal raise by 25 cents and omnitrans a full 50 cents.

    1. Hi Leo. Thanks for your feedback. Larger counties typically have more taxpayer funding available to invest in public transit than a less populated county like SB. Like RTA and Metro/Foothill Transit, our base single-ride fare is also increasing by .25 cents.

  3. This actually sucks that you guys are changing routine 11 to 12 because a lot of college students take that to go to san Bernardino valley college. An now it’s going to be very complicated and hard

  4. Route 11 was the only bus that come to muscoy and to the san Bernardino omnitrans so people that live in muscoy and go to san Bernardino valley college they will take this one now they have to find a different way to go to school which is hard.

    1. with this new fare change you should have included one for minors/ students. there is no reason to charge middle school and high school students 2.00$ to ride the bus.

  5. This is b/s! Its bad enough omnitrans doesnt run after 1030pm. I work late and have had to walk numerous times (5.4) miles from the bus station. I cant understand why omnitrans has to make public tranaportation so difficult for the working people! NOT EVERYONE CAM AFFORD A VEHICLE! IM SICK AND TIRED OF OMNI. Instead of Omni making it easier for the public, they have made it easier for their employees having days off!

  6. Omni trans always is claiming they’re trying to make improvements and thats why are fares are going up yet nothing happens. Y’all take away more routes that people rely on. You increase prices, make it harder for people to get places, and your stupid complaint and suggestion form isn’t working and its getting me pissed.if i had another choice id skip using this for of public transport. Oh and by the way with this new fare charge maybe you’d be able to get decent drivers who aren’t ignorant rude people.

  7. I am so angry about the changes to route 11. It was so convenient to get to work, just one bus. Now I have to take 2 buses to get to work, and I work till 8 on Tuesdays. I rely on the 11 when I have car problems. Now I don’t know what I’m going to do. Its so unfair to working people. Should have keot it the way it was. I missed a day of work because of this.

  8. I have noticed they don’t seem to try to make connections for the riders easy. There is a community of Senior Apartments, at least 1300 apartments, so do they connect with the bordering county or their buses? Of course not. It is just toooo hard for them. They miss it by about .4 of a mile, even though the community has plenty of room for them to do a turnaround.

    1. Hi Evelyn. Could you provide the name and address of the senior living community you’re referring to? We will forward to our service planning team. Thank you.

      1. Country Village. We have to either walk or take one of their buses a few blocks to get to the 82 route on its southern end.

        It is located on County Village which going North becomes Mulberry, and is just North of the 60 freeway.
        A friend says they used to connect and use the large parking lot to turn around in.

  9. You’re getting rid of vital trips that I rely on. It’s bad enough the 15 bus runs so infrequently and stops running so early in the evening, especially on weekends, for example. Omnitrans, I know y’all won’t respond to the critical comments here in any meaningful way, but this is our only way of making our grievances known. As someone who can’t drive due to a disability, this makes getting around much more difficult.

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