Hop aboard sbX! Free rides April 28 – May 2

Omnitrans New sbX Service Starts April 28

It’s finally here! Our new sbX rapid transit service starts on Monday, and you can ride FREE  between April 28th and May 2nd. Ambassadors will be on hand at every station to answer questions and guide you along the way. It’s a fast, fun, first class transit experience you will love.

Hours of Operation:

  • Hours of Operation:  Monday thru Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Service runs every 10 minutes during peak hours, (6:00-9:00 a.m.; 2:00-6:00 p.m. NB, 3:00-6:00 SB)
  • Service runs every 15 minutes during non-peak hours, (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

sbX Fares and Payment Options

  • sbX fares are the same as for Omnitrans fixed routes.
  • To speed up boarding, passengers are encouraged to buy a pass in advance at a pass outlet or at a ticket vending machine at the sbX stations. Ticket vending machines accept credit or debit card payments only.
  • Cash customers should board at the door closest to the front and pay the exact amount at the fare box by the driver.
  • Prepaid passes can be activated and swiped at fare validators located at all doors. Be prepared to show proof of payment while on board.

Vehicle Amenities:

  • Spacious interiors: enhanced seating for 38  plus 65 standee capacity
  • Each vehicle can accommodate two wheelchairs or mobility devices, including one new rear-facing, self-securement position.
  • On-board Wi-Fi and convenient power outlets make it easy to surf the web or charge your smart device.
  • Bikes roll directly on board to secure safely and easily in one of our 4 convenient interior bike racks.
  • Passengers know exactly when and where to get on or off with our visual and audible stop announcements.

sbX Station Features

  • Platform-level boarding allows easy entry and exit.
  • Ticket vending machines enable riders to purchase passes using a credit or debit card.
  • Digital signs display arrival times
  • Closed circuit cameras monitor platform security 24/7.
  • Inspired art designs capture the culture and heritage of the communities served
  • Canopies and wind screens offer protection from wind, sun and rain


5 thoughts on “Hop aboard sbX! Free rides April 28 – May 2

  1. How long is a bus trip from VA Hospital to Cal State? It says how often it runs in peak and off peak times, but nothing about how long it takes to get from any point A to any point B.

  2. I’m a disabled Vet and rode the SBX today and was disappointed on how able bodied passengers will still take the seats in the area designated for elderly or persons with disabilities jut like on fixed routes . you need to make better signage or have your drivers make sure these seats are open/available for disabled riders or maybe more seats . I ended up standing for half the route and holding onto my cane to keep from falling over because no one would give up a seat for me

    Other than that between the fixed route and the SBX the SBX has much more leg room and that’s a plus because of my injured legs . Also the quicker time it takes now is a major plus because of the fewer stops ,that i really like

    1. There’s only 8 available seats for disabled passengers. I rode today and was disappointed that I had to sit in the back of the bus and several other disabled passengers wasn’t able to step up on the steps and the sbx isn’t sturdy for any passengers as we kept falling onto each other. The only positive is the time but you have to be quick to board or they will leave you. I hope they use the ushers more attentively for disabled passengers. This goes for when they exit the bus. I feel rushed on the sbx when you exit or enter the bus. This goes for walkers, bikes and children. The WiFi didn’t work today which was a big disappointment and the outlet is too far away from the seats. If you plan to recharge your device bring a long cord. One more thing for those who are obese do not sit in the back as those seats are too small. I’m obese and couldn’t fit. That’s another disappointment.

  3. I was wondering if you can purchase a day pas at a regular omni bus and still be able to use it on an Sbx bus. It’ll be my first time riding on the Sbx so im not sure…

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